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FRC William Trump Commissioned RDC Completes Second Leg Of Cellular Trials At Sea Seventh National Security Cutter fabrication Rescue 21 Reaches Milestone ATC Mobile First To Use CG-LIMS

Coast Guard Commissions 11th Fast Response Cutter Into Service

The Coast Guard commissioned William Trump, the 11th fast response cutter and fifth to be based in Key West, Florida, Jan. 24, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

RDC Completes Second Leg Of Cellular Trials At Sea

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center capped off a collaboration with government and industry partners off Palm Beach, Florida, Jan. 13-14, 2015, testing how 911 voice, GPS and caller information from cellphones can be integrated into the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 system for search and rescue response. Next Generation 911 trials conclude this summer. U.S. Coast Guard photos.

Acquisition Update: Fabrication Starts For Coast Guard’s Seventh National Security Cutter

Fabrication of the Coast Guard’s seventh national security cutter, Kimball, began Jan. 19, 2015, marking the official start of the cutter’s production phase. Production will continue over the next three years with delivery scheduled for early 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Acquisition Update: U.S. Achieves Highest Coverage Standard With Rescue 21 System

The Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 direction-finding communications system has achieved Sea Area A1 standards, indicating that radio communications coverage can be expected within 20 miles of most of the U.S. coast. Graphic courtesy of General Dynamics C4 Systems.

ATC Mobile First To Use CG-LIMS

Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, transitioned maintenance management of its HC-144A medium-range surveillance planes to the Coast Guard Logistics Information Management System Jan. 14, 2014. The ATC’s four HC-144As are the first Coast Guard assets to be fully supported by CG-LIMS. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

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Acquisition Profile: Capt. Steven “Sid” Osgood (CG-9336)

Cristen OehrigAs Capt. Steven “Sid” Osgood planned his career as a Coast Guard engineer, he never expected he would become responsible for delivering a new financial management service for the Coast Guard. Even so, the project manager for the Financial Management Service Improvement Initiative project is finding that the more than six years he spent working on engineering aspects of complex acquisition projects turned out to be solid preparation for his new position. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton. Learn more>>


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