U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Venturous (WMEC-625) returned to its homeport in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Monday following a 69-day patrol providing hurricane relief in the Caribbean Sea. Read More
Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) returned to homeport in Portsmouth, Va., Saturday after a 28-day deployment providing hurricane relief to Puerto Rico and enforcing fisheries laws along the way.
The crew of USCGC Willow (WLB-202) and residents of Charleston, S.C. will mark the change in the ship’s homeport in the South Carolina Low Country in a Monday ceremony. The 225-foot Juniper-class seagoing buoy tender is replacing Coast Guard Cutter Oak, which departed Charleston in 2015. Read More
The Coast Guard and Navy today released a draft request for proposals to industry for the detail design and construction of the Heavy Polar Icebreaker. Read More
If there’s one constant in planning for future war, it’s that no one expects it to get any easier. To figure out the rough contours of how war gets harder, the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory put together uniformed service members with science fiction authors to craft the “Marine Corps Security Environment Forecast: Science Fiction Futures,” a series of short stories approximating calamities the Corps should expect in the future. Read More
The Navy’s Hurricane Irma relief effort is ramping up as more ships position off the coast of Florida and teams arrive on land to deliver supplies and assess damage, the service said on Wednesday. Read More
Rather than concentrating on cutting off goods moved via illegally trafficking – people, cocaine, opioids, gold, exotic animal and plants – U.S. Southern Command and its national partners are now looking at the best way to disrupt the criminal networks that control that flow, SOUTHCOM commander Adm. Kurt Tidd said at a Coast Guard Academy leadership event Tuesday. Read More
Coast Guard helicopters have been working to rescue victims following the weekend landfall of Hurricane Harvey on the Texas coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Read More
The following is video from the recent 2017 deployment of medium icebreaker USCGC Healy in the Arctic. A detachment of Navy and Coast Guard divers teamed to practice diving in the extreme cold. Read More
The following is the Aug. 10, 2017 Government Accountability Office report, Military Bands Military Services Should Enhance Efforts to Measure Performance.