US & Japan Coast Guards Counter-Narcotics Exercise off Guam

The U.S. Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard completed a joint counter-narcotics exercise off Guam June 7th. The exercise was the first operational exchange between U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam and the Japan Coast Guard and was designed to promote cooperation between the partners in areas of mutual interest including maritime security and counter-smuggling operations. “What an incredible opportunity…

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U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Heroin Shipment in Gulf of Oman

A U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter seized 310 kilograms of heroin worth an estimated U.S. street value of $11 million from a fishing vessel while conducting patrols in the Gulf of Oman, May 31. USCGC Glen Harris (WPC 1144) was operating as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, one of four task forces under the Combined Maritime Forces.…

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Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral crew held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 21,000 square-foot search and rescue building in Port Canaveral, Monday. Chief Warrant Officer John P. Chandler, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral, presided over the ceremony. “Today we broke ground on an exciting new multi-mission facility at Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral,” said Chandler. “This…

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Mayor Welcomes Return of Fleet Week to New Orleans

Mayor LaToya Cantrell today was joined by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral John Menoni, Expeditionary Strike Group TWO, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Ronald Piret, CNMOC; and U S. Coast Guard District 8 Chief of Staff Captain John Reed to announce the kick-off of Navy Week 2022. The City of New Orleans welcomed the arrival of two Arleigh-Burke Class U.S. Navy Destroyers,…

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C&T Helps Modernize USCG Recruit Training Center Cape May

More than 100 U.S. Coast Guard recruits received initial issue uniform items under the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s new item management process Nov. 2 at USCG Training Center Cape May, New Jersey. Operational dress uniforms, t-shirts and socks were among the items DLA Troop Support’s Clothing and Textiles supply chain helped transition from the previous issuance and manual restocking…

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Wreck of USRC Bear Located 90 Miles South of Cape Sable, Nova Scotia

For nearly two decades, a team of researchers from NOAA, U.S. Coast Guard and partnering academic institutions had been on a complex quest to solve the mystery of the storied U.S. Revenue Cutter (USRC) Bear’s final resting place. Today at a press event in Boston, Rear Adm. Nancy Hann, on behalf of NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard, announced that the underwater wreck of the Bear,…

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Silver Ships Awarded $8.2M Delivery Order for Navy and Coast Guard Boats

Aluminum workboat builder Silver Ships, Inc. was recently awarded an $8.2 million Delivery Order as a result of being awarded a Firm-Fixed-Price Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) single award contract (N00024-21-D-2205) by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the construction and delivery of up to 110 Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Surface Support Craft (SSC) and U.S. Coast GuardSpecial Purpose Craft,…

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Lighthouse Rededication Ceremony in San Diego

The Coast Guard held a rededication ceremony August 20th at the New Point Loma Lighthouse in San Diego. The rededication is the official recognition of the light station’s service career and honors its history as a Coast Guard navigational aid. “Every time you see this light flash, know that lives are being saved, trade and travelers are flowing through our…

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