US Coast Guard Academy Enters The Space Race

by Grant Wyman (USCG) There is a new landmark at the Coast Guard Academy and it is helping to launch the Coast Guard into an era of space operations. The satellite communications ground station on the roof of Smith Hall was built by the Coast Guard Research and Development Center to support the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Polar Scout project, which … [Read more...]

U.S. Homeland Security Chief Seeks Pay for Coast Guard as Service Members Miss First Paycheck

WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Tuesday she was working with the White House and Congress to pass legislation to fund the Coast Guard so that its workers could get paid even amid the partial government shutdown. "Like the other branches of the U.S. military, active duty @USCG should be paid for their service and … [Read more...]

Three Fishermen Killed Crossing Yaquina Bay Bar in Oregon

The commercial fishing vessel Mary B II capsized while crossing the bar at the entrance of Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon on Tuesday night, killing three fishermen on board. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the three fishermen were inbound crossing the Yaquina Bay Bar aboard the 42-foot Mary B II when the vessel capsized suddenly, tossing two of the fishermen overboard … [Read more...]

Admiral Thad Allen: This Senseless Government Shutdown Is Harming Coast Guard Families

By Admiral Thad Allen, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) - Today, with the government shutdown in its third week, it is beyond troubling that Coast Guard men and women are being unnecessarily subjected to financial hardship while enduring the operational, mission-related circumstances that are accepted as part of their compact with their country. These are the Americans who flew … [Read more...]