Closing out 2011 with a drug bust

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson, Deployable Operations Group. On the night of Dec. 2, 2011, two black over the horizon boats pulled away from the large gray shadow of the USS Oak Hill, underway near the coast […]


$25 million drug seizure on inaugural deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, the service’s second national security cutter, just returned from its inaugural deployment. And what a successful deployment it was. Throughout the three-month patrol in the Pacific Ocean, the cutter and crew demonstrated the national security cutter’s […]

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Shipmate of the Week – BM2 Ryan Anderson

This is the first post in our new series entitled “Shipmate of the Week” that will highlight contributions of active, reserve, veteran, civilian, auxiliary, and family members of the United States Coast Guard. We look forward to bringing you a […]

itCG-cocaine seized, West Coast SAR, National Preparedness Month

Coast Guard Cutter Bear spotted a suspicious, speeding boat yesterday morning about 20 miles off the coast of Panama in the Caribbean Sea. When the boat failed to stop, a Coast Guard helicopter fired warning shots and then disabling fire […]

itCG-search ends for pilot, community honors fallen Guardian, two boats collide, drugs seized

A nearly four-day, 3,029 square mile search for an overdue aircraft ended when the pilot is found deceased in Rio Inabon River, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard units along with Civil Air Patrol, state and local resources began the search Saturday […]

itCG-amazing Alaska rescue, six pulled from water, 1,250 pounds of marijuana seized

Two men were found and rescued after they spent 52 hours adrift in the isolated Alaskan Aleutian Islands. The men had to row their 15-foot skiff away from danger and towards their larger 50-foot fishing boat for nearly 31 hours, […]