Category Archives: Coast

Coast Guard icebreaker assigned to Arctic instead of Antarctic

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JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Coast Guard has assigned its icebreaker Polar Star to the Arctic in December instead of its normal role in supporting Antarctic affairs. The Polar Star’s change in deployment was due to concerns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement also echoes concerns from military commanders in Alaska about security in […]

Coast Guard member among 2 crew killed in Navy plane crash in residential neighborhood

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A Coast Guard officer has been identified as one of the two service members killed in the crash of a T-6B Texan trainer aircraft Friday in Alabama. Ensign Morgan Garrett, of Waxhaw, North Carolina, was identified by Rear Adm. William Kelly, superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, in an email to the academy community. […]

Coast Guard seaman found not guilty of killing shipmate

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A U.S. Coast Guard member was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide charges this week in connection to the 2019 death of his shipmate near their Alaska duty station. Seaman Ethan W. Tucker, 22, was also facing murder charges in connection to the Jan. 27, 2019, death of 19-year-old Seaman Ethan Kelch, who was […]

Gulf Coast military bases brace for Hurricane Sally

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Military installations on the northeastern Gulf Coast braced for heavy winds and torrential rain on Tuesday as Hurricane Sally approached the shoreline. Parts of the coast from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle could see “historic flooding” of up to 30 inches with “extreme life-threatening flash flooding likely through Wednesday,” according to a Tuesday morning bulletin […]

Gulf Coast military bases brace for Hurricane Sally

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Military installations on the northeastern Gulf Coast braced for heavy winds and torrential rain on Tuesday as Hurricane Sally approached the shoreline. Parts of the coast from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle could see “historic flooding” of up to 30 inches with “extreme life-threatening flash flooding likely through Wednesday,” according to a Tuesday morning bulletin […]

Gulf Coast military bases brace for Hurricane Sally

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Military installations on the northeastern Gulf Coast braced for heavy winds and torrential rain on Tuesday as Hurricane Sally approached the shoreline. Parts of the coast from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle could see “historic flooding” of up to 30 inches with “extreme life-threatening flash flooding likely through Wednesday,” according to a Tuesday morning bulletin […]

Watch the Coast Guard shoot at a shark for trying to join a swim call party

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Outsiders are often left bewildered if asked to describe the complexities of what the Coast Guard does, at least without offering a gauche “guard the coast” quip. If anything, the service’s intricate mission now appears even more perplexing after a scene that unfolded last week aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball. About 40 crew members […]

Coast Guard alters training for incoming class due to COVID-19

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — There will be nobody screaming in the face of 18-year-old Ellie Hiigel when she arrives Wednesday for training in advance of her first year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and that has her mother a bit disappointed. The school in Connecticut, like other service academies and military training centers, […]