President Barack Obama announced the transfer of two ships to the Philippine navy while on a tour of the BRP Gregorio del Pilar – a former Coast Guard cutter transferred through the Excess Defense Articles program – in Manila Nov. 17. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Dustin W. Sisco.
The Coast Guard christened its sixth national security cutter, Munro, at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Nov. 14. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.
The prototype MH-65E Dolphin – the latest configuration in the Coast Guard’s short range recovery helicopter conversion program – completed its first flight in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Oct. 28. Upgrades in this segment include modernization of the avionics systems, installation of new sensors and improvements to the flight control system. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
The Coast Guard commissioned the 14th fast response cutter, Heriberto Hernandez, in a ceremony in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 16. The cutter is the second FRC to be stationed in San Juan. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.
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Photo Journal: RDC Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015
The Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center is leading a team of 50 scientists and staff from 19 organizations on its annual Arctic Technology Evaluation July 3-26, 2015, aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy. The 420-foot polar icebreaker passed through the Bering Strait July 9, and participants are conducting multiple activities daily. Here is a sampling of what the RDC and its partners are accomplishing.