ships in a row

Adm. Papp discusses cutter topics at Surface Navy Association’s Symposium

Addressing a crowd, including both Coast Guard cuttermen and Navy surface warfare officers, the Commandant described how maritime countries have shown an increasing emphasis on a “maritime governance” approach using law enforcement authorities in contrast to the traditional Mahanian “control of the sea” approach to ensure safety, security and prosperity.


Decommissioning ceremony

Hamilton & Chase retire from the fleet

Two stalwarts of the Coast Guard’s fleet of cutters, Hamilton and Chase, were decommissioned earlier this week after leaving an indelible mark in our service’s history. The two 378-foot high endurance cutters, with close to 90 years of experience collectively, […]


Coast Guard Cutter Midgett. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Allyson E.T. Conroy.

CGC Midgett returns from international patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett recently returned from an international patrol which saw the cutter intercept a drug sub carrying approximately 6,000 kilograms, or more than 13,000 pounds, of cocaine. Midgett, a 378-foot high endurance cutter, was participating in joint operations […]