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Photo Release: Coast Guard, Alaska Army National Guard hold roll-in ceremony for Air Facility in Kotzebue, Alaska  Follow link

June 24, 2016 10:09 pm

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Michael McAllister, commander, 17th District, addresses an audience during a roll-in ceremony at the Alaska Army National Guard Aviation Operations Facility in Kotzebue June 24, 2016. The Coast Guard entered a five-year lease agreement with the Alaska National Guard to use the facility as a base for two Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews during Arctic Shield operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Michael McAllister, commander, 17th District, addresses an audience during a roll-in ceremony at the Alaska Army National Guard Aviation Operations Facility in Kotzebue, Alaska, June 24, 2016. The Coast Guard entered a five-year lease agreement with the Alaska National Guard to use the facility as a base for two Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews during Arctic Shield operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Michael McAllister, commander, 17th District, receives a symbolic key to the Alaska National Guard Aviation Operations Facility from Brigadier General Laurel Hummel, adjutant general, Alaska National Guard, in Kotzebue, Alaska, during a roll-in ceremony in Kotzebue June 24, 2016. McAllister and Hummel addressed the people of Kotzebue with Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Michael McAllister, commander, 17th District, receives a symbolic key to the Alaska Army National Guard Aviation Operations Facility from Brig. Gen. Laurel Hummel, adjutant general, Alaska National Guard, in Kotzebue, Alaska, during a roll-in ceremony June 24, 2016. McAllister and Hummel addressed the people of Kotzebue with Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert



Imagery available: Coast Guard, agency partners to take part in Operation Dry Water in Hawaii  Follow link

June 24, 2016 9:04 pm

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Coast Guard Western River Flood Punt Team supports flood response efforts in West Virginia  Follow link

June 24, 2016 8:25 pm

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard Western River Flood Punt Team is assisting the West Virginia State Emergency Operation Center during the flooding in West Virginia.

The Western River Flood Punt Team is responding to floods along the Kanawha River caused by heavy rains throughout the past 48 hours.

The Western River Flood Punt Team, from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Huntington, have been deployed and are on scene assisting in Clendenin, WV with three boats and a crew of six.

The Western River Flood Punt Team, composed of Coast Guard active duty and reserve members, deploys during inland flood events. Its crews use small, lightweight, flat bottom boats that are suitable for navigating floodwaters in urban areas. The trailer-carried boats allow crews to rapidly respond to emergencies hundreds of miles from their home units.



Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay holds change of command ceremony  Follow link

June 24, 2016 6:46 pm

Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay, Georgia holds change of command ceremony Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay, Georgia holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay, Georgia holds change of command ceremony

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KINGS BAY, Ga. — Members of Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay held a change of command ceremony, Friday, at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

During the ceremony, Cmdr. Joseph Gaskill relieved Cmdr. Kevin Jones as commanding officer of the unit.

Cmdr. Gaskill is reporting from his most recent duty as maritime domain chief and defense support to civil authorities planner to the commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and United States Northern Command.

“I’m honored to join the team at Maritime Force Protection Unit King's Bay,” said Cmdr. Gaskill. “My family and I look forward to living and serving with the great folks of Camden County.”

Following the relief of command, a retirement ceremony was held for Cmdr. Jones.

“This has been an extraordinary final tour to mark the end of my Coast Guard career," said Cmdr. Jones. "I'm extremely grateful to my crew and the other commands of Team Kings Bay whose professionalism and devotion to duty has always led to mission success”

Presiding over the ceremony was Rear Adm. Scott Buschman, Commander of the Seventh Coast Guard District.

The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition that formally restates to the unit that the continuity of the command will be maintained. It is a formal ritual conducted before the assembled crew. The ceremony marks the transfer of total responsibility, authority and accountability for the unit and the accomplishment of its assigned mission. It is conducted according to a formally prescribed ritual, to honor and maintain the traditions of the service.

Coast Guard Marine Force Protection Unit Kings Bay is responsible for providing dedicated force protection to the Navy’s submarine fleet as they transit in and out of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

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Coast Guard responds to tanker aground near Nunivak Island, Alaska  Follow link

June 24, 2016 6:41 pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of the 599-foot Norway flagged chemical tanker Champion Ebony after it ran aground near Nunivak Island, Alaska, Friday morning.

The crew of Champion Ebony was able to refloat the vessel and make way under its own power to deeper water at approximately 9:28 a.m., reported no signs of pollution, and is anchored to assess for damages.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a report from the National Response Center at 9:24 a.m. that the vessel Champion Ebony ran aground carrying approximately 14.2 million gallons of various fuel products.

The captain of Champion Ebony reported that no pollution or injuries resulted from the incident. An Air Station Kodiak C-130 Hercules airplane crew conducted an over-flight of the tanker and reported no signs of pollution in the vicinity of the tanker.

“Our primary concern is to protect the environment,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Lindsey Green, a Sector Anchorage watchstander. “The Coast Guard takes tanker grounding reports seriously and we are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the incident.”

The Champion Ebony is a double-hulled vessel that had 24 crewmembers aboard at the time of the incident.

Weather on scene is reported as calm winds, overcast with 3-foot seas.



*PHOTOS AVAILABLE* Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook hosts change of command ceremony  Follow link

June 24, 2016 5:30 pm

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NEW YORK – Coast Guard members salute the colors during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook in Highlands, New Jersey, June 24, 2016. The ceremony is a formal, time-honored tradition of the maritime service. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK – Coast Guard members salute the colors during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook in Highlands, New Jersey, June 24, 2016. The ceremony is a formal, time-honored tradition of the maritime service. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK - Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Carlino, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, performs a final personnel inspection at Station Sandy Hook in Highlands, New Jersey, June 24, 2016. The change of command is a transfer of responsibility and authority from one individual to another. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK - Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Carlino, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, performs a final personnel inspection at Station Sandy Hook in Highlands, New Jersey, June 24, 2016. The change of command is a transfer of responsibility and authority from one individual to another. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK - Chief Warrant Officer Seth Hunt relieves Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Carlino of his duty as commanding officer of Station Sandy Hook in Highlands, New Jersey, June 24, 2016. Station Sandy Hook has a crew compliment of one officer and 26 enlisted members. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK - Chief Warrant Officer Seth Hunt relieves Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Carlino of his duty as commanding officer of Station Sandy Hook in Highlands, New Jersey, June 24, 2016. Station Sandy Hook has a crew compliment of one officer and 26 enlisted members. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK – Capt. Michael Day, commander of Coast Guard Sector New York, speaks to the crowd during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook in Highlands, New Jersey, June 24, 2016. The change of command is a transfer of responsibility and authority from one individual to another. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK – Capt. Michael Day, commander of Coast Guard Sector New York, speaks to the crowd during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook in Highlands, New Jersey, June 24, 2016. The change of command is a transfer of responsibility and authority from one individual to another. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK – Capt. Michael Day, commander of Coast Guard Sector New York, recognizes Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Carlino, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, for his service during a change of command ceremony, June 24, 2016. Station Sandy Hook provides critical maritime protection and law enforcement in northern New Jersey and New York City area. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

NEW YORK – Capt. Michael Day, commander of Coast Guard Sector New York, recognizes Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Carlino, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook, for his service during a change of command ceremony, June 24, 2016. Station Sandy Hook provides critical maritime protection and law enforcement in northern New Jersey and New York City area. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)



Coast Guardsmen awarded for rescue of 3 in Makah Bay, Wash.  Follow link

June 24, 2016 5:28 pm

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