Cmdr. Brad Fancher, commanding officer of the dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD-50), observes the debris field of a high-altitude surveillance balloon on Feb. 4, 2023. US Navy Photo
A U.S. amphibious warship, explosive and ordnance divers and underwater robots are off the coast of South Carolina surveying about a square mile off the Atlantic Ocean for the remains of a high-altitude Chinese spy balloon a U.S. fighter shot down on Saturday, defense officials told reporters on Monday.
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The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) steams through the South China Sea. Nimitz in U.S. 7th Fleet conducting routine operations on Jan. 13, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo
The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group departed Singapore on Thursday after a port visit and is now back in the South China Sea, the Navy announced on Friday. Read More →
The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group sails in formation with the Israeli Navy during exercise Juniper Oak 2023-2, Jan. 24, 2023 in the Mediterranean Sea. U.S. Navy Photo
Aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77) is participating in the Juniper Oak, joint drills between Israel and the United States in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Read More →
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Engelmann, a boatswain’s mate assigned to USCGC Vigorous (WMEC 627), drives the cutter’s small boat during an at-sea personnel transfer in the Windward Pass, Dec. 2, 2022. US Coast Guard Photo
The Coast Guard introduced a new advancement pilot program meant to help fill critical, vacant positions, while also allowing service members to develop professionally, the service announced Thursday. Read More →
Japanese fishing enforcement interdicts an illegal Chinese fishing boat in 2013.
Illegal fishing has surpassed piracy as a Coast Guard global concern in the maritime domain, the service’s top officer overseeing response policy said Wednesday.
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Vishnya-class intelligence ship Kareliya (535). US Coast Guard Image
The U.S. Coast Guard monitored a Russian intelligence ship that sailed near the coast of Hawaii last week, the service announced Wednesday night. Read More →
Adm. Linda Fagan in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle in New London, Conn., Aug 19, 2022. US Coast Guard Photo
WASHINGTON, D.C., – The Coast Guard commandant has a message for the country – she’s hiring. Read More →
The following is the Jan. 5, 2023, Congressional Research Service report, Defense Primer: Procurement. Read More →
Lt. Cmdr. Donald Rudnickas, a member of the Coast Guard Icebreaking program temporarily assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), and Ensign Jonathan Kattnig, the information technology officer on the Polar Star, look out across the ice in the Southern Ocean, on Dec. 25, 2022. US Coast Guard Photo
This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.
A change in leadership, difficulty in recruiting and major developments in two major shipbuilding programs were among the major Coast Guard stories of 2022. Read More →
The following is the Dec. 22, 2022 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More →