Category Archives: U.S. Coast Guard

Senate Confirms First Black Marine For Fourth Star to Lead U.S. Africa Command

Senate Confirms First Black Marine For Fourth Star to Lead U.S. Africa Command

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Langley delivers a speech aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), during the Fleet Week New York reception ceremony in the hangar bay, May 25, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

The Senate on Monday approved the promotion of Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Langley to the rank of general, which will make him the first Black Marine to receive a fourth star. Read More

Eastern Shipbuilding Protests Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter Award to Austal USA

Eastern Shipbuilding Protests Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter Award to Austal USA

Heritage-class cutter under construction. Eastern Shipbuilding Group Photo

This story has been updated on with additional information from Austal USA and HII.

The shipyard first tapped to build what the Coast Guard considers its most important shipbuilding program is contesting the service’s decision to change yards with a formal protest to the Government Accountability Office, company officials told USNI News. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 18, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 18, 2022

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 18, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

UPDATED: Two Sailors Evacuated After Hours-long Fire Breaks Out Peruvian Warship

UPDATED: Two Sailors Evacuated After Hours-long Fire Breaks Out Peruvian Warship

Peruvian Navy corvette BAP Guise (CC-28) makes a pass during a ship maneuvering exercise during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 on July 13, 2022. US Coast Guard Photo

This story has been updated to include a statement from the Peruvian Navy. 

At least two people were injured in a fire that burned for several hours on a Peruvian warship participating in RIMPAC 2022, a Navy official said Sunday. Read More

Coast Guard Commandant Needs the 'Right Tools' to Improve Recruitment, Retention

Coast Guard Commandant Needs the ‘Right Tools’ to Improve Recruitment, Retention

Coast Guard crew members aboard cutter USCGC Midgett (WMSL-757) and U.S. Navy Sailors check the flight deck for debris prior to flight operations as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. US Coast Guard Photo

In her first appearance as Coast Guard commandant before the House Homeland Security Transportation and Maritime Security panel, Adm. Linda Fagan said, “the biggest issue at hand centers around people” and having the “right tools” available to recruit, retain and “serve successfully” in the Coast Guard. Read More