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  • Pittsburgh Regatta will go on without boats, water events

    07/03/2015 11:56:09 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | July 3 | Tom Fontaine
    Organizers of this weekend's EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta said Friday they canceled all scheduled boat races because of hazardous river conditions
  • USCG: one boater rescued, four remain missing in Mobile Bay [regatta capizes by weather]

    04/26/2015 1:23:48 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    Fox News TV 10 Mobile ^ | Posted: Apr 25, 2015 7:25 PM CST | By Liz Kuy, FOX10 Digital Executive Producer
    MOBILE, AL (WALA) - One boater was rescued, but four were still missing as the United States Coast Guard searched the waters of Mobile Bay after sailing vessels participating in a Dauphin Island sailing regatta capsized during a storm. The Coast Guard Sector Mobile received the report at approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday that the regatta was struck by severe weather causing multiple vessels to capsize and leaving multiple people on the water. The United States Coast Guard said 200 people were on 119 boats during the 57th annual iteration of the Dauphin Island Race.
  • Sailor lost at sea found after 66 days

    04/03/2015 7:54:37 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/3/15
    Louis Jordan, who's 37, apparently survived on raw fish and rainwater and was found 200 miles off the North Carolina coast. A passing German container ship spotted him sitting on the hull of his ship, which had overturned.
  • Shock: Coast Guard seeing sharp uptick in Cubans fleeing workers’ paradise

    01/06/2015 9:26:44 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 1/6/2015 | Noah Rothman
    The Coast Guard is reporting an 117 percent spike in December in the number of Cubans fleeing the island nation by boat. On Monday alone, the Coast Guard returned 121 Cubans back to the custody of authorities in Havana. They were all intercepted at sea in seven separate incidents in just the past week.
  • Coast Guard sector issues new steps on Ebola virus

    10/07/2014 10:47:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle / The Associated Press ^ | October 7, 2014 | Jennifer Mcdermott
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard sector says it will contact ships that have recently been to Ebola-affected countries to ask whether passengers have symptoms of the virus before they are allowed into port. The sector, which includes parts of New York and Connecticut, issued to the maritime community in Long Island Sound on Monday a bulletin that describes protocols being put into place due to the Ebola outbreak....
  • Coast Guard Issues New Protocols to Prevent Ebola

    10/07/2014 8:41:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 7, 2014
    One U.S. Coast Guard sector says it will contact ships that have recently been to Ebola-affected countries to ask whether passengers have symptoms of the virus before they are allowed into port. It issued a bulletin to the maritime community in Long Island Sound, which includes parts of New York and Connecticut, on Monday. The bulletin describing protocols being put into place due to Ebola. The Coast Guard says the policy applies to vessels have been to an affected country within its last five ports of call.
  • Armed agents seize records of reporter, Washington Times prepares legal action

    10/25/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 124 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2013 | Guy Taylor
    Maryland state police and federal agents used a search warrant in an unrelated criminal investigation to seize the private reporting files of an award-winning former investigative journalist for The Washington Times who had exposed problems in the Homeland Security Department’s Federal Air Marshal Service. Reporter Audrey Hudson said the investigators, who included an agent for Homeland’s Coast Guard service, took her private notes and government documents that she had obtained under the Freedom of Information Act during a predawn raid of her family home on Aug. 6. The documents, some which chronicled her sources and her work at the Times...
  • Exclusive: Feds confiscate investigative reporter’s confidential files during raid

    10/25/2013 5:27:47 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 110 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 25, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August — leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed. In an interview with The Daily Caller, journalist Audrey Hudson revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland State Police were involved in a predawn raid of her Shady Side, Md. home on Aug. 6. Hudson is a former Washington Times reporter and current freelance reporter. A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates...
  • Happy Birthday, Coast Guard

    08/04/2013 12:29:51 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 13 replies
    The Coast Guard is celebrating its 223rd year this August 4th. The Coast Guard is one of America's five armed forces and traces its founding to Aug. 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of federal revenue.
  • Happy 223rd birthday, United States Coast Guard

    08/04/2013 9:01:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 4, 2013
    The United States Coast Guard was established August 4, 1790.United States Coast Guard Tribute "Semper Paratus"US Coast Guard home page
  • Fighter jet crash leads to harrowing ocean rescue (video)

    08/03/2013 1:03:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies ^ | August 2, 2013 | Ashley Halsey III
    The night-vision image in the rescue helicopter showed a downed pilot in a life raft bobbing 35 miles from the Atlantic shoreline, but when Brian Fogle got ready to plunge down to him, the midnight sky and sea melded into inky blackness. “The hard part was not being able to see anything,” Fogle said. And then he stepped out that door and slid down a line into the rolling dark ocean. The signal had come to the Coast Guard 20 to 30 minutes before 11 p.m. Thursday: A D.C. Air National Guard F-16C was down in the Atlantic after touching...
  • Crew member rescued after abandoning ship dies (HMS Bounty sunk)

    10/30/2012 5:21:24 AM PDT · by I still care · 56 replies
    MSN News ^ | Oct 30, 2012 | AP via MSN
    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard says a woman who was rescued in the Atlantic after abandoning ship in rough weather churned up by Hurricane Sandy has died. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert says 42-year-old Claudene Christian was unresponsive when she was pulled from the water Monday evening and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Fourteen other crew members were rescued from the HMS Bounty, a replica 18th-century sailing vessel that was originally built for the 1962 film "Mutiny on the Bounty" and was featured in several other films over the years. The Coast Guard...
  • Sandy Sinks Tall Ship, 14 Rescued and Two Missing {Bounty}

    10/29/2012 9:54:02 AM PDT · by shove_it · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 29 Oct 2012 | KEVIN DOLAK
    Fourteen people were rescued this morning from a tall ship that was sunk by Hurricane Sandy, but a Coast Guard helicopter is scouring the churning seas for two crew members who are missing. The HMS Bounty, a three masted ship, was 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., when the owner called saying she'd lost contact with the crew Sunday night, The AP reported. The Bounty is a 180-foot replica of the ship featured in the film "Mutiny on the Bounty."
  • Anti-Terror Exercises Planned for D.C. Skies

    08/20/2012 4:00:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    free beacon ^ | August 20, 2012 5:09 pm | Bill Gertz
    Air Force and Coast Guard aircraft will fly “intercept and identification” exercises over Washington tonight as part of efforts to prevent suicide aircraft attacks or other threats to the capital, a military spokesman said. The latest exercise of what the North American Aerospace Defense Command calls “Falcon Virgo” involves Civil Air Patrol Cessna-182 light aircraft and a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter between 11:30 p.m. Monday and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, NORAD said in a statement. “We want to make sure people seeing these planes aren’t concerned,” said NORAD spokesman John Cornelio. “One of the reasons we put out notice of...
  • Happy 222nd birthday, United States Coast Guard

    08/04/2012 10:27:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    various | August 4, 2012
    The United States Coast Guard was established August 4, 1790.United States Coast Guard Tribute "Semper Paratus"US Coast Guard home page
  • Proposed US Military Buildup - 2012-2024

    05/20/2012 7:18:07 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 100 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 19 May 2012 | Jef Head
    Proposed US Military buildup under a conservative U.S. Administration circa 2012-2024 CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE The following plan is based on a major US economic turnaround based on sound Free Market principles geared to US interests, energy independendece, a balanced budget, stabilization of Social Security & Medicare & eliminating unessary and wasteful entitlements & entire federal agencies. It is also based,under a conservative leadership in Washington, on adopting lower corporate and individual income taxes so the revenue to the treasury expands and increases significantly which will fuel the buildup necessary to remain technologically superior by two generations...
  • US (Coast Guard) to Sink Ghost Ship Dislodged by Japan Tsunami

    04/05/2012 11:14:54 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Associated Press
    US to sink ghost ship dislodged by Japan tsunami The U.S. Coast Guard plans to use explosives to sink a derelict Japanese ship dislodged by last year's massive tsunami. The shrimping vessel, which has no lights or communications systems, was floating about 195 miles south of Sitka in the Gulf of Alaska on Thursday morning, traveling about 1 mile per hour. The ship holds more than 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel and authorities are concerned it could interfere with the course of other vessels as it drifts through shipping lanes. A Coast Guard cutter was headed out to the ship...
  • Sitka commander was ready to drop charges against co-pilot

    12/08/2011 11:59:10 PM PST · by skeptoid · 5 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 8th, 2011 | BECKY BOHRER
    The commander of Air Station Sitka testified Thursday he was prepared to recommend that the matter against the co-pilot in a fatal helicopter crash be dropped, but indicated those plans were trumped by the new Coast Guard admiral in Alaska.
  • Happy 221st birthday, United States Coast Guard

    08/04/2011 10:21:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    August 4, 2011
    The United States Coast Guard was established August 4, 1790. United States Coast Guard Tribute "Semper Paratus"
  • Obama to deliver Coast Guard commencement address

    05/18/2011 2:25:43 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 18 2011 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is delivering his final commencement address of the season at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
  • The phantom frigate

    04/14/2011 8:43:19 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    DoD Buzz ^ | April 13th, 2011 | Philip Ewing
    The phantom frigate By Philip Ewing Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 Huntington Ingalls Industries may now be a separate company from its former parent Northrop Grumman, but some things never change: This week, as it has for years, exhibitors used their booth at the Sea Air Space trade show to promote a concept that the new company officials still hope could be a big new moneymaker for the Ingalls yard in Pascagoula, Miss.: A badass naval version of the comparatively tame National Security Cutter now in use with the Coast Guard. The concept used to be called the “National Patrol Frigate,”...
  • Shot Fired Into Virginia Coast Guard Recruiting Office

    11/02/2010 7:26:49 AM PDT · by Doogle · 28 replies · 1+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 10/02/10 | FOX
    breaking........ At least one shot has been fired into a Coast Guard recruiting center in Virginia, reports say. It's unclear exactly when the shooting occurred, but an investigation is ongoing at a Coast Guard recruiting center in Woodbridge, Va., reports. The incident marks the fifth shooting at a military facility since Oct. 17.
  • Coast Guard Target of 5th Military Shooting

    11/02/2010 1:40:18 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 4 replies
    Fox News Blog ^ | Nov. 2, 2010 | Justin Fishel
    Prince William County police and the FBI responded to shots fired at a Coast Guard recruiting center in Woodbridge, Virginia Tuesday morning, the latest in a series of five non-lethal shootings at military related facilities in the Washington D.C. area. So far the FBI has concluded three of the shootings are connected, saying last Thursday ballistic evidence shows the same weapon was used during shootings at the Pentagon, the Marine Corps Museum in Triangle, Virginia, and a Marine Corps recruiting station in Chantilly, Virginia. More testing is underway to determine if that same gun was used at today's shooting, and...
  • 3 killed in Coast Guard helicopter crash off Wash. coast

    07/07/2010 10:41:15 AM PDT · by llevrok · 33 replies
    LAPUSH, Wash. - A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter with four people on board has gone down near James Island off LaPush. A member of the Quileute Tribe tells KING 5 that one of the people on board was rescued by two other tribal members. However, there is no official report on the conditions of those on board. The helicopter was stationed in Sitka, Alaska.
  • Coast Guard Logs Show Administration Knew Extent of Oil Spill within 24 Hours

    06/07/2010 2:20:05 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 23 replies · 104+ views
    Human Events ^ | 06/04/2010 | Connie Hair
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released documents Thursday night showing the Coast Guard recorded on April 21 -- less than 24 hours after the Deepwater Horizon explosion -- the magnitude of the oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. “Potential environmental threat is 700,000 gallons of diesel on board the Deepwater Horizon and estimated potential of 8,000 barrels per day of crude oil, if the well were to completely blowout,” the Coast Guard reported in a log of events from the immediate aftermath of the April 20 explosion --...
  • USCG officers become Navy Seals [Props to my Puddle Pirates]

    05/27/2010 2:41:58 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 27 replies · 626+ views ^ | May 27, 2010
    Coronado, Calif. – Two Coast Guardsmen will graduate from Navy SEAL training at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado and receive the coveted SEAL trident. Upon graduation, the two officers will join the prestigious ranks of the Navy SEALs after more than a year of continuous training, considered by many among the most difficult in the world. “Naval Special Warfare is proud to team with the nation's first U.S. Coast Guard officers qualified as U.S. Navy SEALs,” said Rear Adm. Gary Bonelli, Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare Command. “During the past fourteen months they have proven their mettle and have truly...
  • BP official blames failed equipment for Gulf oil spill

    05/02/2010 10:12:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 1,238+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | May 2, 2010, 4:04 p.m. EDT | Rex Crum, MarketWatch
    U.S. shuts down commercial and recreational fishing from Louisiana to FloridaSAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The chairman of BP PLC's U.S. subsidiary on Sunday blamed failed equipment on a drilling rig for the oil-well blowout and subsequent huge leak into the Gulf of Mexico that now poses the threat of an unparalleled ecological disaster. The leak, which began April 20, is threatening the Louisiana shoreline and experts say it could endanger the coast from Louisiana to Florida. Some experts say the leak, the Gulf Stream and the approaching hurricane season could combine to send a slick down Florida's Gulf Coast, around...
  • US Coast Guard: Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig [42,000 Gallons/Day]

    04/24/2010 8:06:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 836+ views
    AFP ^ | April 24th 2010
    US Coast Guard: Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig Buzz up!13 votes Send Share Print AFP/US Coast Guard – This US Coast Guard image released on April 22 shows fire boat response crews as they battle the blazing … Sat Apr 24 NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Oil is leaking from the ruptured well of a large rig that exploded, burnt and sank in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this week, the US Coast Guard said Saturday. The Coast Guard estimated that up to 1,000 of barrels of oil, or 42,000 gallons (158,987 liters) were spewing each day from a riser...
  • Coast Guard: Oil leaking from well at blast site

    04/25/2010 4:24:55 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies · 789+ views
    My Way News ^ | Apr 24, 6:08 PM (ET) | By CAIN BURDEAU
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard discovered Saturday that oil is leaking from the damaged well that fed a massive rig that exploded this week off Louisiana's coast, while bad weather halted efforts to clean up the mess that threatens the area's fragile marine ecosystem. As recently as Friday, the Coast Guard said no oil appeared to escaping from the well head on the ocean floor. Rear Adm. Mary Landry said the leak was a new discovery but could have begun when the rig sank on Thursday, two days after the initial explosion. "This is a very serious spill,...
  • Burning oil rig sinks into Gulf; 11 still missing

    04/22/2010 12:02:20 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 17 replies · 986+ views
    AP from Yahoo ^ | 04-22-2010 | Associated Press writers
    NEW ORLEANS – An oil platform that burned for more than day after a massive explosion sank into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Crews searched by air and water for 11 workers still missing from the Deepwater Horizon, though one relative said family members have been told it's unlikely anyone survived Tuesday night's blast. Supply vessels had been shooting water into the rig try to control the flames enough to keep it afloat, but couldn't, Coast Guard Petty Officer Katherine McNamara said. Rescue crews have covered the 1,940-square-mile search area by air 12 times...
  • UPDATED: Search Continues for 11 Missing Workers

    04/22/2010 10:28:02 AM PDT · by thackney · 39 replies · 854+ views
    Rig Zone ^ | 4/22/2010 | Rig Zone Staff
    At approximately 10 p.m. (CST) Tuesday night, an explosion rocked Transocean's Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible drilling rig in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the search continues for 11 workers still missing following what could be one of the nation's deadliest offshore drilling incidents of the past half-century. Seventeen people were injured in the blast and taken to hospitals earlier Wednesday. Yesterday, four workers were treated at West Jefferson Hospital, while another worker was treated at the University of South Alabama Medical Center's burn unit. Five others were undergoing evaluation at the facility in Mobile, Alabama....
  • Train crashes through Chesapeake drawbridge gate, dangling engine

    03/26/2010 12:24:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies · 1,542+ views ^ | 3/26/2010 | Staff
    Chesapeake, Va. - An empty freight train crashed through a safety barrier at a raised drawbridge in Chesapeake this morning and the locomotive remains dangling over the Intercoastal Waterway. A spokesman from the U.S. Coast Guard said the train spilled an estimated 1,700 gallons of diesel fuel into the water. The Coast Guard has closed the waterway while the spill is cleaned up. Lt. Cmdr Robert Gore said crews are using about 2,000 feet of containment booms to contain the fuel. Once the fuel is cleaned up the next problem will be getting the engine back on the tracks. Crews...
  • Hired guns secure ships, stir controversy

    02/14/2010 4:15:21 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 39 replies · 968+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 15, 2010 | By Sandra Jontz,
    NAPLES, Italy — As the world struggles to stop piracy in the waters off the coast of Africa and the Middle East, several companies have stepped forward to provide armed escort boats for commercial ships. Small, fast boats with a handful of armed mariners are an "emerging way to handle the [piracy] problem in a safe way," said Jim Jorrie, CEO of Espada Logistics and Security-MENA, a San Antonio-based company offering such services. But shipping industry experts frown on the practice. "It slightly smacks of vigilantism to me," said Tony Mason, secretary general of the International Chamber of Shipping and...
  • USS Freedom Readies for Maiden Deployment

    02/09/2010 12:34:21 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 631+ views ^ | 2/6/2010 | Lt. Ed Early, USS Freedom Public Affairs
    USS Freedom (LCS 1), the Navy's first littoral combat ship, is underway off the coast of Florida for final training and certification prior to its maiden deployment to the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) region. Counter-illicit trafficking (CIT), damage control, and systems training began soon after Freedom's arrival at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., on Jan. 25. "This training is extremely important for Freedom and will help us prepare for the CIT mission we expect to perform while in the 4th Fleet area of operations," said Lt. Cmdr. Mark West of Imperial Beach, Calif., operations officer for the Gold Crew, one of...
  • Just In: 6.0 Earthquake off the Coast of Northen California

    02/04/2010 12:42:05 PM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 52 replies · 2,420+ views
    6.0 Earthquake just occurred off the coast of northern California. Shepard smith reporting on FOX News. Will talk about damages, injuries, etc. NOW. Eureka, CA is closest larger city. Quake hit 3:21 p.m. EST
  • U.S. Coast Guard Aerial Photos of the Day: Destruction and Damage In Haiti

    01/14/2010 5:25:53 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 52 replies · 3,629+ views ^ | January 13, 2010 | Petty Officer 2nd Class Sondra-Kay Kneen, U.S. Coast Guard
    2000 x 1330 pixels, 3005 x 2000 pixels, 4256 x 2832 pixels  2000 x 1330 pixels, 3005 x 2000 pixels, 4256 x 2832 pixels  Photographer  Petty Officer 2nd Class Sondra-Kay Kneen, United States Coast Guard Via (#1, #2)
  • 'Destruction everywhere' in Port-au-Prince

    01/14/2010 5:35:01 AM PST · by myknowledge · 42 replies · 1,585+ views
    UPI ^ | January 13, 2010
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The commander of the first U.S. ship to reach earthquake-stricken Haiti described devastation all around from her vantage point in the Port-au-Prince harbor. "It is hard to look out in this harbor and see a building that is not affected ... from the waterfront up the hills to the larger buildings," Cmdr. Diane W. Durham of the Coast Guard cutter Forward said by satellite phone Wednesday afternoon, WTKR-TV, Norfolk, Va., reported. The Forward, dispatched from the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, arrived in Haiti at sunrise and the light of day highlighted...
  • Hampton Roads Navy and Coast Guard ships head to Haiti

    01/13/2010 4:54:55 PM PST · by csvset · 23 replies · 1,012+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 13, 2010 | Corinne Reilly
    Navy, Coast Guard deploying forces to Haiti NORFOLK Thousands of Hampton Roads sailors received orders this morning to prepare to deploy to Haiti as part of a massive U.S. effort to deliver humanitarian assistance in the wake of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake. At least four Norfolk-based ships are getting ready to leave for the impoverished country, said Ted Brown, a spokesman with Norfolk’s Fleet Forces Command. The amphibious assault ship Bataan, the guided missile cruiser Normandy and the dock landing ships Fort McHenry and Carter Hall will likely leave port by Friday, the Navy said. Expeditionary forces based at the Little...
  • Navy, Coast Guard deploying forces to Haiti

    01/13/2010 11:28:13 AM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 25 replies · 1,458+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 13 Jan 10 | Corinne Reilly
    NORFOLK Thousands of Hampton Roads sailors received orders this morning to prepare to deploy to Haiti as part of a massive U.S. effort to deliver humanitarian assistance in the wake of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake. At least four Norfolk-based ships are getting ready to leave for the impoverished country, said Ted Brown, a spokesman with Norfolk’s Fleet Forces Command. The amphibious assault ship Bataan, the guided missile cruiser Normandy and the dock landing ships Fort McHenry and Carter Hall will likely leave port by Friday, the Navy said. Expeditionary forces based at the Little Creek campus of the Joint Expeditionary Base...
  • Despite pact, few blacks at Coast Guard school

    11/26/2009 1:52:57 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies · 1,548+ views
    Associated Press & Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2009 | Dennis Conrad
    Eight years after the U.S. Coast Guard and the NAACP signed a voluntary agreement to work together to boost the number of African-Americans at its 1,000-cadet service academy, the annual enrollment and graduation figures for blacks remain in single digits. ... Under a House bill, sponsored by Oberstar and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the Coast Guard subcommittee chairman, members of Congress would nominate candidates for the academy. ... On a 385-11 vote last month, the House advanced the legislation to the Senate. The Coast Guard Academy historically has taken pride in viewing itself merit-based and choosing its applicants without regard...
  • Officer Overcomes Family’s Skepticism to Serve

    11/12/2009 3:36:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 311+ views
    ARLINGTON, Nov. 12, 2009 – When Coast Guard Lt. Hannah Bealon was growing up, she was intrigued by the stories of her uncles’ courage and sacrifice in the Vietnam War. Coast Guard Lt. Hannah Bealon, right, shares a moment with Ruthanna Weber, a 94-year-old World War II veteran and an original member of Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, or WAVES, at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va., Nov. 11, 2009. DoD photo by John Kruzel  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “At an early age, I knew I wanted...
  • Coast Guard officer faces 31 charges

    11/03/2009 7:35:49 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 14 replies · 1,481+ views
    ADN ^ | 3 Nov 09 | RACHEL D'ORO
    A senior Coast Guard official removed earlier this year from his command position in Alaska is facing a long string of charges within the agency, including sodomy, indecent acts and conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman. The U.S. Coast Guard filed 31 violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice against Capt. Herbert Hamilton. It did not provide details of the alleged offenses, which also include fraud, adultery, indecent language and soliciting another to commit an offense.
  • 9 feared dead in mid-air collision ( 50 miles off coast near San Diego )

    10/31/2009 10:34:52 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies · 1,932+ views
    CBC News ^ | Friday, October 30, 2009 | 3:50 PM ET | Donald Knowles Associated Press
    Investigators are trying to determine why a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 airplane and a U.S. Marine Corps attack helicopter collided on Thursday night, likely killing nine crew members. Aircraft and ships are scouring the ocean off San Diego for any signs of survivors of the nighttime collision, but Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said the crash likely killed both the plane's seven crew members and the two-person crew of the AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter.Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the crash occurred minutes after control of the C-130 was handed off from FAA controllers to military air controllers.
  • 9 missing after collision of Coast Guard C-130 and Marine Cobra helicopter

    10/29/2009 10:22:08 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 104 replies · 7,102+ views
    BreakingNews via Twitter | Oct 30, 2009 | BreakingNews via Twitter
    BreakingNews San Diego media: 9 missing after collision of Coast Guard C-130 and Marine Cobra helicopter off the SD coast. BNO News working to confirm.
  • Missing F-16 Pilot’s Crash Debris Found in Ocean

    10/16/2009 6:51:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 1,314+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2009 – Coast Guard searchers today found crash debris believed to belong to a missing Air Force pilot’s F-16 jet that collided yesterday with another F-16 near the South Carolina coast during a night-training exercise, an Air Force spokesman said today. “The Coast Guard has found some debris in the ocean that is apparently from our missing F-16,” Robert Sexton, chief of public affairs at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C., said during a telephone interview with American Forces Press Service. Shaw Air Force Base is the home of the 20th Fighter Wing, to which the...
  • Bombs in water lead to Maine island lobstering ban

    09/15/2009 1:51:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies · 798+ views
    hosted ^ | 28 minutes ago | CLARKE CANFIELD
    PORTLAND, Maine — A new Coast Guard rule has closed down fishing grounds around a remote Maine island following the discovery of unexploded bombs on the ocean bottom from when the Navy used the rocky outcropping as an aerial bombing range. The Coast Guard put the rule into effect last week. It establishes a safety zone banning mariners from the shallow lobster-rich waters around Seal Island.
  • Thank USCG Station DC For the Freedom Allowing CNN To Make Total Fools of the State Run Media!

    09/11/2009 5:30:26 PM PDT · by chambley1 · 13 replies · 897+ views
    Station Telephone Numbers: Main (202)767-1194 OOD (202)680-0112 Fax (202)767-1193 Mailing Address: Commanding Officer U.S. Coast Guard Station Washington D.C. Building 91 Bolling AFB Washington DC 20032
  • CNN's Explains How They Mistook Potomac Coast Guard Training Exercise for Live-Fire Incident - Video

    09/11/2009 1:21:40 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies · 682+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 11, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of CNN's Jean Meserve explaining how they mistook a Coast Guard Training Exercise on the Potomac River in Washington D.C. today, for a real live-fire incident. Meserve explained they heard audio from the Coast Guard saying "10 rounds have been expended." There were boats on the river that appeared to be trying to evade the Coast Guard as well. Eventually, they got the word from the Coast Guard that it was a training exercise and no rounds had ever been fired. With the exercise coming on September 11, it caused quite a stir for about half an...
  • Coast Guard firing on boat in the Potomac [A TRAINING EXERCISE!?!?!?!?!?!]

    09/11/2009 7:13:40 AM PDT · by TLI · 466 replies · 21,181+ views
    CNN ^ | Sept 11, 2009 | CNN
  • Coast Guard Commandant Considers Alaska Presence

    09/03/2009 5:20:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 1,009+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2009 – Global climate change is a hotly debated topic, and the U.S. government is looking to Alaska to assess how it may affect the nation. White House and federal agency officials participating in the new Ocean Policy Task Force traveled throughout Alaska and the Arctic from Aug. 17 to 21 to observe activities in the region and meet with local leaders and industry representatives. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad W. Allen, who took part in the trip, discussed in a Sept. 1 “DoDLive” bloggers roundtable how the increasingly accessible and active Arctic region has significant security,...