US Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy (WPB-1326) in 2005. US Navy Photo
A Coast Guard small boat sent to intercept an Iranian dhow fired a warning shot after the crew of the dhow charged and aimed a .50-caliber weapon at the Coast Guard crew in the Persian Gulf, U.S. Fifth Fleet officials said in a Tuesday statement.
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton. US Coast Guard Photo
The following is the Aug. 5, 2014 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress Read More
Amy Sun, an advanced program lead for Lockheed-Martin, adjusts a UHF antenna aboard USCGC Healy (WAGB-20) while underway near Alaska on Aug. 10, 2014.
Most naval tasks in the Arctic has always been difficult — and not just because of the cold. The region is one of the least charted int he world and the infrastructure is limited. Read More
The following is the message from U.S. Coast Guard commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft to the service on the occasion on the Coast Guard’s 224th birthday. Read More
A Coast Guard RHIB off Manhattan on the morning of 11 September 2001.
The U.S. Coast Guard led a water evacuation of more than 500,000 people from Manhattan following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center towers in an action that moved more people from the island than the 1940 evacuation of Allied troops from France, according to a new oral history of former USCG commandant, Adm. James Loy. Read More
Hamilton (WMSL-753) during builder’s trials in the Gulf of Mexico. HII Photo
The fourth Coast Guard Legend-class National Security Cutter has completed builder’s trials, according to a Friday statement from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). Read More
Adm. Bob Papp delivers the 2014 State of the Coast Guard Address on Feb. 26, 2013. US Coast Guard Photo
The recently retired head of the U.S. Coast Guard has been appointed as a special ambassador to the Arctic, according to a Wednesday announcement from the U.S. State Department. Read More
Adm. William McRaven, the outgoing U.S. Special Operations Command, addresses the audience during the USSOCOM change of commander ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. in 2011. DoD Photo
Now that Adm. William McRaven has announced his retirement, it is worth looking back at the contributions of perhaps the most influential Navy flag officer since Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz. Read More
The following is the July 1, 2014 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization. Read More
The Coast Guard awarded shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) a $76.5 million contract for long lead materials for the eighth and final Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC), the company annouced on Monday. Read More