Coast Guard members offload MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from an Air Force C-17 aircraft at Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa Locka, Fla., Sept. 11, 2017. Two of the Coast Guard Air Station Miami helicopters were partially disassembled and transported from Mobile, Ala., following Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Coast Guard hopes to keep its aging fleet of short-range search and rescue helicopters flying for another dozen years while evaluating the potential of vertical lift studies from the Pentagon to fulfill future missions.
Crew of U.S Coast Guard icebreaker USCGC Polar Star (WAGB-10) in 2014. US Coast Guard Photo
The U.S. Coast Guard changed the name of its heavy icebreaker program to highlight its importance to national security, as funding for the first-in-class ship may be in jeopardy.
Adm. Paul Zukunft (left), President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Adm. Karl Schultz render honors during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., June 1, 2018. US Coast Guard Photo.
Retiring U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft leaves a service not only respected by Congress and the White House, but well funded to protect American borders and commerce, said President Donald Trump during a change of command ceremony Friday.