US Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy (WPB-1326) in 2005. US Navy Photo
A Coast Guard small boat sent to intercept an Iranian dhow fired a warning shot after the crew of the dhow charged and aimed a .50-caliber weapon at the Coast Guard crew in the Persian Gulf, U.S. Fifth Fleet officials said in a Tuesday statement.
Amy Sun, an advanced program lead for Lockheed-Martin, adjusts a UHF antenna aboard USCGC Healy (WAGB-20) while underway near Alaska on Aug. 10, 2014.
Most naval tasks in the Arctic has always been difficult — and not just because of the cold. The region is one of the least charted int he world and the infrastructure is limited. Read More
The following is the message from U.S. Coast Guard commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft to the service on the occasion on the Coast Guard’s 224th birthday. Read More
A Coast Guard RHIB off Manhattan on the morning of 11 September 2001.
The U.S. Coast Guard led a water evacuation of more than 500,000 people from Manhattan following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center towers in an action that moved more people from the island than the 1940 evacuation of Allied troops from France, according to a new oral history of former USCG commandant, Adm. James Loy. Read More
Hamilton (WMSL-753) during builder’s trials in the Gulf of Mexico. HII Photo
The fourth Coast Guard Legend-class National Security Cutter has completed builder’s trials, according to a Friday statement from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). Read More
The following is the July 1, 2014 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization. Read More
The Coast Guard awarded shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) a $76.5 million contract for long lead materials for the eighth and final Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC), the company annouced on Monday. Read More
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche is moored to the Coast Guard Base Kodiak fuel pier on a foggy morning in Kodiak, Alaska, on Aug. 19, 2013. US Coast Guard Photo
The following is a Government Accountability Office report on U.S. Coast Guard acquisitions released on June 18, 2014. Read More
U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team. US Coast Guard Photo
One way to counter the drawdown in defense spending at home and with allies and partners is to look at programs such as the Joint Strike Fighter as ways to close the seams in meeting future security challenges, the vice chief of naval operations for plans, policies and operations said on Monday. Read More
USS Denver (LPD-9) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204). US Navy Photo
Storage and the ability to move energy from “one platform to another,” be it to a laser weapon or a rail gun as a package or payload is “the holy grail” and the “critical piece” in the sea services’ efforts in looking at energy for future operations, the Navy’s senior officer for fleet readiness and logistics said on Monday. Read More