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  • 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...
  • 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  
  • U.S. Navy discovers wreckage believed to be cargo ship El Faro

    11/01/2015 2:01:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:24pm EDT | Alex Dobuzinskis
    Wreckage believed to be of the cargo ship El Faro, which was lost off the Bahamas along with its 33 crew during Hurricane Joaquin, was discovered on Saturday, U.S. officials said.
  • Coast Guard crew seizes submarine carrying 8 tons of cocaine

    08/06/2015 1:34:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies ^ | Aug. 6, 2015
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Alameda, California stopped a semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 16,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean last month -- the largest bust of its kind in Coast Guard history. CBS San Francisco reports that on July 18, the crew apprehended four suspected smugglers and captured 275 bales of cocaine worth more than $181 million wholesale from the self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessel, a low-riding vessel often used to smuggle massive quantities of narcotics across the ocean nearly undetected.But not this time. The U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft found the 40-foot...
  • 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...
  • The Oil Spill Stories that even the Conservative Media Refuse to Cover

    06/17/2010 7:45:53 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 22 replies · 920+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/17/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    As the deepening crisis of the catastrophic Gulf oil disaster continues to unfold, several oil spill stories of major importance have been virtually ignored. Even the conservative media have refused by and large to cover these stories. Conservative Examiner was among the first to break these stories, yet to this day not a single major media outlet has been willing to report them, not even Fox News or conservative talk radio. These stories are explosive, conclusive, factually verified, and of utmost importance to understanding what is truly happening in the Gulf and the scenario that led to it. First, on...
  • BREAKING! Coast Guard Logs Show Gov't Knew Oil Spill Was Devastating Within Hours

    06/04/2010 6:21:05 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 42 replies · 1,104+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/4/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Contrary to early reports from the Obama Administration that it was not aware of the catastrophic nature of the Gulf oil spill, newly-released Coast Guard logs show that the government knew within hours that the spill would be devastating. According to Public Integrity, the government almost immediately assessed that the gusher would emit at least 8000 barrels of oil into the Gulf per day. By April 23 it had revised that estimate significantly upward. And what did Barack Obama know, and when did he know it? The bombshell answer is from the Public Integrity report: Over the first three days...
  • To the nightmare of Haiti, the Americans are coming

    01/13/2010 11:20:05 PM PST · by bogusname · 36 replies · 1,468+ views
    CFP ^ | January 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    In the nightmare of Haiti, Americans were first to respond just as Americans have always responded, recession-bound or not. This is the giving spirit of America in action. Not waiting for anyone else, just doing what is necessary to help, without boasts, without expecting anything back. Simply America. America has always been there for others and always will be. Even a falling-in-the-polls President Obama whose conduct since election has been to belittle the spirit of America and its people is cashing in today on that generosity, promising to a shocked and grief stricken people his “unwavering support” and a “swift...
  • 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...
  • Two Additional Defendants Sentenced for Conspiring to Kill U.S. Soldiers

    04/29/2009 4:41:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 512+ views
    US - Press Release ^ | April 29, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Two Additional Defendants Sentenced for Conspiring to Kill U.S. Soldiers WASHINGTON – The remaining two men convicted of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military during an armed attack on a military base were sentenced today to federal prison terms of life for one defendant and 33 years for the other for conspiring to kill members of the U.S. military, Ralph J. Marra Jr., Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey; David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; and Janice K. Fedarcyk, Special Agent in Charge of the...
  • Three Brothers Sentenced to Life Prison Terms for Conspiring to Kill U.S. Soldiers

    04/28/2009 8:12:06 PM PDT · by Cindy · 45 replies · 2,185+ views
    US DOJ.GOV/opa - Press Release ^ | April 28, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Three Brothers Sentenced to Life Prison Terms for Conspiring to Kill U.S. Soldiers WASHINGTON -- Three brothers who were convicted of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military during an armed attack on a military base were sentenced today to life prison terms, Ralph J. Marra Jr., Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey; David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; and Janice K. Fedarcyk, Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Division of the FBI, announced. U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler sentenced Dritan Duka and Shain Duka...
  • U.S. plot (Fort Dix) suspects had no intent to kill: attorneys

    12/16/2008 8:19:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 618+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/08 | Jon Hurdle
    CAMDEN, New Jersey (Reuters) – Five Muslim men accused of planning an attack on a U.S. army base had no intention of following through even though they shared Muslim anger toward America after September 11, defense attorneys said on Tuesday. The men, all born outside the United States, plotted but did not execute an attack on Fort Dix in New Jersey and discussed attacks on other installations including Dover Air Force Base in Delaware and the U.S. Coast Guard in Philadelphia, prosecutors say. They were arrested in May 2007 and face life in prison if convicted. In closing arguments after...
  • Homemade Submarine Found Stuffed With $187M In Cocaine

    09/18/2008 7:19:14 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 74 replies · 3,086+ views
    local6 ^ | September 18, 2008
    KEY WEST, Fla. -- The U.S. Coast Guard discovered 7 tons of cocaine on a homemade submarine that featured sophisticated navigation equipment. Coast Guard officials said the apparent Colombian drug runners were taken by surprise on the 70-foot vessel. The sub was stuffed with $187 million worth of drugs. Four people were taken into custody in international waters. The vessel and the people aboard were on their way to Key West Thursday. The bust happened off the coast of Costa Rica after a U.S. Navy airplane spotted the sub.
  • Coast Guard's tall ship Eagle to dock in Astoria (OR)

    06/12/2008 7:51:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies · 471+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | June 11, 2008 | Stuart Tomlinson
    U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle If you've ever wanted to tour a tall ship, now is your chance. Starting Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard will sponsor free tours of the only square-rigged sailing ship in the U.S. fleet when it docks in Astoria at the Maritime Museum, 1792 Marine Drive. The tall ship Eagle, also known as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle, has been under way for the past two months, serving as a hands-on classroom for Coast Guard cadets at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. According to Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Adam...
  • Coast Guard searches for missing helicopter ambulance ( Alaska )

    12/04/2007 12:49:44 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies · 546+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 4, 2007
    A U.S. Coast Guard cutter is searching part of Prince William Sound this morning for a LifeGuard helicopter that went missing last night en route to Providence Alaska Medical Center with a patient aboard, the Coast Guard said. The U.S. Air Force is expected to launch a C-130 and a helicopter this morning to assist in the search...
  • Sea change in Coast Guard's duty

    09/28/2007 11:19:56 AM PDT · by RDTF · 32 replies · 314+ views
    TDS ^ | Sept 28, 2007 | not specified
    ON NEW YORK'S EAST RIVER -- For more than 200 years, the U.S. Coast Guard has been a force in high-seas rescue missions. Now, the service branch is aiming to be a greater force in the war on terrorism. A new group of more than two dozen Coast Guard teams is being given broader responsibilities to travel anywhere in the world to deal with maritime threats and emergencies. The teams have 3,000 members that can raid and search cargo ships, drop onto threatening boats from helicopters, search for underwater bombs and use bomb-sniffing dogs to help them look for explosives....

    03/19/2007 11:52:11 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 16 replies · 609+ views
    U.S. Coast Guard Seventeenth District ^ | Mar. 19, 2007 | Contact: Lt. Charlotte Pittman Ph: (907) 966-5580
    SITKA, Alaska -- An Air Station Kodiak HH-65 Dolphin helicopter transiting to from Canada to Sitka overheard an Emergency Locating Transmitter (ELT) as they were nearing Sitka. Shortly after hearing the signal and attempting to use their direction finding equipment to locate the source, a radio call came in from a small plane on the beach at Shoals Point. The owner of the plane was radioing to the 110-foot Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa, which was patrolling Sitka Sound, to see if he could get some assistance to move his plane up the beach away from the tideline. The two persons...