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  • Drug Cartels Deploy New Stealthy Boats To America’s Pacific Shore

    01/29/2018 6:38:09 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 29, 2018 | John Konrad
    Since the tragic death of U. S. Coast Guard Boatswain’s Mate Chief Petty Officer Terrell five years ago the efforts of cartels to smuggle drugs with the use of small high-speed panga boats has only intensified… and now the cartels have a new weapon they are using to invade America’s Pacific Coast.
  • Coast Guard rape conviction overturned after court’s scathing attack on women-packed jury

    01/28/2018 3:53:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    The nation’s highest military court has thrown out the 2012 rape conviction of a Coast Guard enlisted man because admirals and prosecutors packed the seven-member jury with five women, four of whom held jobs as advocates for victims of sexual assault. In a 5-0 ruling that could change how the military conducts sex abuse trials, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces unleashed caustic criticism of all involved. From the Coast Guard commandant down to an appellate court to the original trial judge, the high court said all contributed to a “stain on the military justice system.” The...

    01/03/2018 8:55:26 PM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 54 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/3/2018 | Staff
    HOUSTON - U.S. Coast Guard officials are trying to make contact with a Texas-bound, single-engine plane they say is missing. Officials say the plane took off from Oklahoma City Wednesday and was headed to Georgetown Municipal Airport but diverted at some point and headed south. Coast Guard officials say they lost contact with the pilot after the plane flew past Freeport. The New Orleans Coast Guard is sending a plane to make communication with the aircraft. Officials have not said at this time whether the plane crash. They are labeling the incident an "aircraft emergency." It is unknown at this...
  • Trump is hosting a golf outing for US Coast Guard service members (Friday 29 Dec 17)

    12/29/2017 12:56:18 PM PST · by xzins · 38 replies ^ | 29 Dec 17 | Jay LeBlanc
    Updated 2 Hours Ago President Trump is hosting a golf outing for U.S. Coast Guard service members Friday at his course in West Palm Beach, Florida. The president invited about 60 service members from Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet to play at Trump International Golf Course. The president will also provide lunch for the service members. "These brave men and women patrol the waterways near Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago everyday," Deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement. "The President wanted to thank these service members personally for their service to this nation."
  • President Trump and First Lady Melania Visit Coast Guard Station for Thanksgiving… (Must Viewing)

    11/23/2017 8:52:20 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 31 replies
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  • Women rescued by Navy insist they’re telling the truth

    11/01/2017 4:22:06 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 65 replies
    AP ^ | October 31, 2017 | By Associated Press
    Coast Guard officials told the Associated Press on Monday that the two women had an emergency beacon but never turned it on because they did not fear for their lives. If they had, rescue would have been headed their way in a matter of minutes. The women said Tuesday they did not use the beacon because they never felt they were in immediate danger, yet they have been quoted as saying they did not think they would survive another day, and that they were fearful during a dramatic tiger shark attack that lasted six hours. Furthermore, the pair said they...
  • US Delivers Ship to Vietnam Coast Guard

    05/29/2017 11:46:31 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    Marine Link ^ | May 26, 2017 | Joseph Keefe
    The U.S. Coast Guard transferred a high-endurance cutter to its Vietnamese counterpart in Honolulu, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said on Friday, in the latest effort to deepen ties with its former foe.
  • Happy 227th Birthday, United States Coast Guard

    08/04/2017 8:15:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    See body of thread for links | August 4, 2017
    The United States Coast Guard was established August 4, 1790. United States Coast Guard Tribute "Semper Paratus" US Coast Guard home page  
  • Coast Guard 'will not break faith' with transgender members, leader says

    08/01/2017 10:39:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 152 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2017 | Ellen Mitchell
    Coast Guard officials reached out personally to their transgender service members to express support after President Trump’s announcement of a new policy barring transgender people in the military, according to Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft. “The first thing we did is we reached out to all 13 members of the Coast Guard who have come out” as transgender, Zukunft told attendees at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event in Washington. Zukunft said he contacted Lt. Taylor Miller, the Coast Guard’s first openly transitioning officer who was featured in a Washington Post article last week. “If you read that story,...
  • Charge: Drunk, gun-wielding husband killed wife in Uber ride

    07/07/2017 10:44:34 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 32 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 06 July 2017 | Levi Pulkkinen
    Murder charge filed after Seattle woman, 29, fatally shot riding home from a wedding All Jennifer Morrison Espitia wanted was to Uber home safely. Instead, King County prosecutors say, she was shot dead by her husband during a drunken, nonsensical argument. Charged Thursday with second-degree murder, Cameron Espitia, 31, is alleged to have shot Jennifer in the back of the head on Sunday while both were riding in an Uber. Prosecutors say Espitia was drunk and irate after attending a wedding with Jennifer. “Despite the fact that he was armed with a loaded firearm, he consumed numerous alcoholic drinks and...
  • FBI investigating dirty bomb threat on ship in South Carolina

    06/14/2017 10:47:48 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 9 replies
    News ^ | Staff
    Officials with the Coast Guard say federal and state authorities are continuing to investigate a potential threat which was reported at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night. Coast Guard officials say the FBI is investigating a report of a "dirty bomb" aboard a vessel.
  • Feds investigate possible dirty bomb in Charleston

    06/14/2017 10:02:33 PM PDT · by Texas Colonel · 184 replies ^ | 14 June 2017 | Texas Colonel
    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Coast Guard say federal and state authorities are continuing to investigate a potential threat which was reported at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night. Coast Guard officials say the FBI is investigating a report of a "dirty bomb" aboard a vessel.
  • Now The U.S. Coast Guard Wants Cruise Missiles On Its Icebreakers Too

    05/22/2017 9:40:57 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 22, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    As Russia is building literally a new armada of new icebreakers, ice-capable supply ships, a massive arctic "research" submarine and icebreaker surface combatants armed with cruise missiles, the Pentagon is now looking at arming its relatively tiny fleet of future icebreakers with similar weapons as well. The revelation came during a House subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing where Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft was discussing the service's plans to build three new medium icebreakers, with the first delivery occurring by 2023. A major design study is underway now and the nature of the icebreaker's capabilities still remain up for...
  • Senators to Trump Admin: Coast Guard Critical to National, Economic Security

    03/08/2017 6:07:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray ^ | Mar 08 2017 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray
    WASHINGTON, D.C.  – In a letter sent today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Gary Peters (D-MI), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Roger Wicker (R-MS) led a bipartisan group of 23 senators urging Office of Management and Budget Administrator Mick Mulvaney not to make a $1.3 billion dollar cut to the budget of the United States Coast Guard. According to reports, the FY 2018 Presidential Budget Request could amount to almost 12 percent of the service’s budget being cut. President Trump has committed to stopping the flow of illegal drugs into the country, protecting our borders, investing in national...
  • PHOTOS: 26 tons of cocaine worth $715M seized in Pacific

    12/16/2016 7:04:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 15, 2016
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida -- More than 26 tons of cocaine worth at least $715 million was brought ashore Thursday in Florida following multiple recent seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy in the eastern Pacific. Coast Guard officers said at a news conference Thursday that the drugs brought to Fort Lauderdale came from 27 separate vessel interdictions and five bale recovery operations off Central and South America over the past three months.
  • Coast Guard searching for motorcyclist who flew off Causeway

    12/11/2016 12:38:57 PM PST · by BBell · 35 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | Kim Chatelain, | The Times-Picayune
    The Coast Guard Sunday morning (Dec. 11) continued its search for a 35-year-old motorcyclist who catapulted off the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway's northbound bridge late Saturday. The motorcycle rammed into the back of an SUV around 11 p.m., leaving debris spread over a half-mile stretch, Causeway General Manager Carlton Dufrechou said. The northbound lanes remained closed for several hours before reopening around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Dufrechou said. The operator of the motorcycle has not yet been identified. Dufrechou said the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident occurred about eight miles from the south shore. A...
  • Coast Guard searches for Cuban migrants from capsized boat

    09/26/2016 9:28:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 26, 2016 5:24 PM EDT
    The U.S. Coast Guard says it’s searching for nearly two dozen Cuban migrants who were on board a makeshift vessel that capsized off the Florida Keys. […] Coast Guard spokesman Eric Woodall says three migrants were found Monday on a smaller island near Big Pine Key. The men said they left Cuba last Tuesday with 23 people aboard the vessel, which capsized Wednesday evening. …
  • Caribbean Fantasy ferry fire: More than 500 passengers to abandon ship...

    08/17/2016 7:49:29 AM PDT · by cll · 21 replies
    Mirror Online UK ^ | 8/17/16 | Alex Wellman
    Hundreds of passengers on board a packed ferry are being forced to abandon ship after a blaze broke out on board. US Coastguards raced to the scene after receiving reports that a huge fire caught hold of a massive ship carrying more than 500 people. A number of people are feared to be in the water - according to the Coastguard - but it is not yet known if any are injured. Lifeboats According to reports, the vessel is a passenger ferry that caught fire just a mile outside San Juan bay in Puerto Rico. The US Coastguard revealed it...
  • From Coast Guard to Burlesque Performer: Santa Rosa Woman Reinvents Herself

    03/23/2016 4:38:12 PM PDT · by rey · 5 replies
    Only Sonoma ^ | 23 March 2016 | Amy Schaus
    “In a world that tells you to hate what you look like, being on stage is an expression of self-love.” – Kenyetta When you’re married for eight and half years to a member of the Coast Guard, a divorce signifies the end of the marriage and your home on a military base. With nowhere to go, Kenyetta joined the Coast Guard. With her sister on deck to care for her son in New York, she attended boot camp and upon graduation, she and her son returned to the base they’d called home. Kenyetta’s first military station assignment was at the...
  • Savior of VA's suicide hotline dropped 1.4M calls from vets (last 18 months)

    03/13/2016 7:10:12 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 9, 2016 | By Pete Kasperowicz
    A division of the Department of Veterans Affairs tasked with fixing up the VA's broken veteran suicide hotline has dropped roughly 1.4 million phone calls from veterans since fiscal year 2015, a VA whistleblower told the Washington Examiner. That high number of abandoned calls is raising questions about whether the VA is doing all it can to fix up the suicide hotline, which has been criticized as the latest part of the VA that is failing veterans. Scott Davis, a whistleblower and program specialist at the VA's Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta, noted that the VA's Health Resource Center is...