The Coast Guard’s Missing Link

Currently, the 1960s-era 210-foot and the 1980s-era 270-foot medium endurance cutters are the link between the Coast Guard’s national security cutters and fast response cutters. However, this link is under untenable strain, characterized by decreasing readiness and skyrocketing maintenance costs.

Western Hemisphere Strategy in action: Helping Haiti rebuild 5 years later

Five years later, Haiti still has many challenges, but the U.S. Coast Guard continues to help the country move forward. The recently signed Western Hemisphere Strategy has once again put Haiti in the forefront and made the country a top priority.

Recipe for success: FS2 James Mitchell

Petty Officer 2nd Class James Mitchell first chose to be a food service specialist while at a recruiter’s office. At the time, he had an application in to attend a culinary school in Chicago, but was drawn to the opportunity of serving his country, traveling the world and learning the culinary trade.

Crew aboard Mohawk

In remembrance: Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg

It was noon formation aboard Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk. The crew stood at attention as the ship’s bell rang eight times, signifying the end of watch and the passing of a sailor. On that day, as the crew mustered, they were honoring the late Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg. Lautenberg’s connection with the ship and its crew started in 1989 when his wife, Bonnie, and several members of his family christened the newly commissioned medium-endurance Cutter Mohawk in Rhode Island.

Top 10 Videos 2011

2011 Video of the Year: Day 9

Thirteen miles northeast of the Big Island, Hawaii, a pilot makes a crash landing into the ocean and a Coast Guard aircrew is there to rescue him. More than 4,000 miles away, a Coast Guard boatcrew interdicts a cocaine-laden drug […]

Cocaine offload

Third time’s a charm: 7 tons of cocaine seized

While some claim 13 is an unlucky number, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk would disagree. In just 13 days Mohawk interdicted two drug subs, keeping seven tons of cocaine, $180 million wholesale, off the streets of our nation. […]

Second Caribbean drug sub bust

Earlier this summer, Compass featured a story on Coast Guard Cutter Seneca seizing close to $180 million dollars worth of cocaine in the first Coast Guard self-propelled semi-submersible vessel seizure in the Caribbean. Well, it wasn’t long before drug sub […]

2010 Photo Contest

People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 4

We are half way through our list of 40 nominations for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest People’s Choice award. Below is the next set of photos taking you behind the scenes and into the daily lives of your Coast […]

Setting the trackline home

Mission to Africa – Heading Home

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk. This week, CGC Mohawk is steaming back to its homeport of Key West, Fla. Just like when we came across the Atlantic Ocean on our trip over, it’s going to take […]

African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership

Mission to Africa – Senegal

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk This week CGC Mohawk pulled into Dakar, Senegal, and wrapped our work with the Senegalese Navy. We spent five days along the coast of Senegal and their Exclusive Economic Zone assisting […]

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