PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — Ingalls Shipbuilding held a christening ceremony Saturday for National Security Cutter Calhoun (WMSL 759) — the 10th NSC the Pascagoula shipyard has built for the U.S. Coast Guard. WMSL 759 is named in honor of Charles L. Calhoun, the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. Calhoun served in the U.S. Navy for three years during World War II as a torpedoman 2nd
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The Coast Guard was established on Aug. 4, 1790. The Coast Guard is charged with maritime security, safety, and stewardship. While the Coast Guard operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime, during times of war, it can be transferred to the Department of the Navy, as it did in WWI and WWII.
The Coast Guard is comprised of approximately 40,000 active duty personnel supported by an additional 7,000 reservists.
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This week, the U.S. military captured photos of troops, veterans and families honoring fallen service members as part of Memorial Day remembrance events across the country. Adm. Linda Fagan made history as the first woman to lead a service branch when she accepted command of the U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. troops trained with NATO allies as Russia’s continued invasion
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden hailed Adm. Linda Fagan as new Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and the armed forces’ first female service chief, declaring during a change of command ceremony on Wednesday, “It’s about time.” “The trailblazing career of Admiral Fagan shows young people entering the services, we mean what we say: There are no doors — no
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard returned 223 U.S.-bound migrants back to Haiti and Cuba on Tuesday after detaining eight migrant boats at sea during the Memorial Day weekend. The vessels were stopped between Friday afternoon and Sunday off the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and Haiti as U.S. authorities report the largest exodus of Haitian boat refugees since 2004 and of Cuban “balseros” since 2016. The worrying surge of Haitians and Cubans trying to get to
WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris told the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s graduating cadets that they are starting their service at a crucial moment for the world, a period in history when the “rule of law is strained” and “fundamental principles are under threat.” Harris, in the commencement speech Wednesday at the academy in New London, Connecticut, reflected on the
NEW LONDON — Travis Morris entered the Coast Guard Academy in the summer of 2018 as an operations research and computer analysis major, but the academy introduced the cyber systems major during that summer, and he fell in love with it. When the academy’s commencement ceremony takes place Wednesday and he is commissioned, he will be among the very first 22 people graduating from the academy
HATTARAS, N.C. — A dog lost overboard in Pamlico Sound in North Carolina was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard crew on Saturday, officials said. The crew aboard a boat in the area received a report of a vessel that had lost their dog overboard, Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet said in a Facebook post Sunday. A short time later,
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday that it suspended the search for potential survivors of a capsized boat near Puerto Rico after finding 11 bodies and rescuing 38 migrants from a vessel that had carried an estimated 60 to 75 passengers. Crews searched the waters north of uninhabited Desecheo Island, which lies west of Puerto
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — At least 38 people have been rescued and 11 bodies found as the U.S. Coast Guard scoured the open waters northwest of Puerto Rico on Friday via boat, plane and helicopter in a bid to find more survivors after a boat carrying suspected migrants capsized. The group was first spotted Thursday morning by a U.S.