RDC Evaluates Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Recovery Tactics
Coast Guard Research and Development Center and Rutgers University personnel operate an unmanned maritime vehicle on board Coast Guard Cutter Finback near Atlantic City, New Jersey, Oct. 9, 2014. The exercise evaluated recovery tactics and procedures that could be employed if UMVs are incorporated into Coast Guard operations. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Lt. David Couture.
Coast Guard To Hold Fiscal Year 2015 Industry Day Nov. 10
The Coast Guard will hold an industry day at the General Services Administration Building in Washington, DC, Nov. 10, 2014, to inform contractors of its procurement goals for fiscal year 2015 and notify them of opportunities. The day will include individual sessions with six Coast Guard headquarters directorates. For more information and to register, click here. Coast Guard graphic.
Coast Guard Accepts Final HC-144A Ocean Sentry
The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 18th and final HC-144A Ocean Sentry Medium Range Surveillance Aircraft Sept. 30, 2014, at the Airbus Group factory in Seville, Spain. The aircraft will undergo fleet induction at the Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, before being stationed in Mobile, Alabama. Photo courtesy Airbus Group.
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.
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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>>