Coast Guard Continues Fixed-Wing Recapitalization with Retirement of Falcon
The Coast Guard retired its last HU-25 Falcon after 32 years of service at Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 23, 2014. The Coast Guard’s medium range surveillance fleet, comprised of HC-144A and C-27J aircraft, is replacing the Falcon to provide enhanced patrol, interdiction and search and rescue capability. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick.
C4IT Service Center To Hold Industry Day Nov. 18
The C4IT Service Center in Alexandria, Virginia, will host an industry day Nov. 18, 2014, to inform contractors of current and upcoming opportunities within the Coast Guard’s C4IT programs. The event will include remarks by the Coast Guard chief information officer and the Coast Guard's head of contracting activity. For more information, click here. Coast Guard photo.
Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Orders 44 Additional Response Boats
The Coast Guard ordered 44 Response Boat-Small IIs from Metal Shark Aluminum Boats of Jeanerette, Louisiana, Sept. 19, 2014. The order, which has a total value of $15.2 million, brings the number of RB-S IIs under contract to 159. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.
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Acquisition Profile: Cristen Oehrig (CG-9323)
Cristen Oehrig recently was named an assistant project manager for the In-Service Vessel Sustainment project (ISVS), four years after joining the Coast Guard’s acquisition workforce through an internship program for recent college graduates. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton. Learn more>>