Category Archives: U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Icebreaker Polar Star Bound for the Arctic in December

Coast Guard Icebreaker Polar Star Bound for the Arctic in December

The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star breaks ice in McMurdo Sound near Antarctica on Jan. 13, 2018. US Coast Guard Photo

For the first time in almost five decades, the Coast Guard’s heavy icebreaker won’t be supporting Antarctic scientific missions in coming months but will operate instead the Arctic near Alaska, the ice breaker’s commander said recently. Read More

U.S. Destroyer, Cutter Suffer COVID-19 Outbreaks in Pacific

U.S. Destroyer, Cutter Suffer COVID-19 Outbreaks in Pacific

Sailors man the rails as the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) passes Battleship Missouri Memorial during the official ceremony for the 75th Commemoration of the End of WWII on Sept. 2, 2020. US Navy Photo

The crews of a Pacific-based Navy guided-missile destroyer and a Coast Guard cutter are battling separate outbreaks of COVID-19, officials said this week. Read More

Navy, Coast Guard Keep Up Operations in Africa

Navy, Coast Guard Keep Up Operations in Africa

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams operating with the Senegalese Navy on Sept. 21, 2020. US Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR – The U.S Navy and Coast Guard remain committed to supporting and building the maritime security capabilities of its African partners, senior leaders from both services said in an Oct. 5 conference call. Read More

SECNAV Teases New Budget Overhaul, Strategies Set to Reshape Naval Operations

SECNAV Teases New Budget Overhaul, Strategies Set to Reshape Naval Operations

Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite visiting HMS Queen Elizabeth at sea off the coast of Flamborough, United Kingdom on Oct. 1, 2020. US Navy Photo

BALTIMORE, Md. – The maritime services are poised to release several documents in the next few weeks that will outline a new path forward for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard under the National Defense Strategy, Navy Secretary Braithwaite previewed on Wednesday. Read More

Destroyer USS Pinckney Pulls into San Diego After Extended Deployment

Destroyer USS Pinckney Pulls into San Diego After Extended Deployment

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) returns to its homeport of Naval Base San Diego following the successful completion of a nine-month deployment. While deployed, Pinckney spent time in the U.S. 4th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. U.S. Navy Photo

Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG-91) pulled into the San Diego harbor on Monday after an extended deployment that lasted nearly nine months, the Navy announced. Read More

7 Joint Chiefs, 2 Senior Leaders in Quarantine After Meetings with COVID-19-Positive USCG Flag

7 Joint Chiefs, 2 Senior Leaders in Quarantine After Meetings with COVID-19-Positive USCG Flag

First row (left to right): Gen. Mark Milley chairman of the Joint Chiefs
Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs
Gen. James McConville, chief of staff of the U.S. Army
Second row: Adm. Mike Gilday, chief of naval operations of the U.S. Navy
Gen. Charles Brown, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force
Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations of the U.S. Space Force
Third row: Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of National Guard Bureau
Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director, National Security AgencyGen. Gary Thomas, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps

Seven members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, including chairman Gen. Mark Milley and vicechair Gen. John Hyten, plus two other senior U.S. military commanders are in quarantine after coming in contact with a Coast Guard flag officer who tested positive for COIVD-19, USNI News has learned. Read More