The fifth national security cutter arrived in Boston as the Coast Guard celebrates 225 years of service to the nation. The cutter, named after renowned lifesaver and Coast Guard legend Joshua James, will remain in Boston for its Aug. 8 commissioning, near its namesake’s hometown of Hull, Massachusetts. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell.
The third C-27J to complete the Coast Guard’s regeneration process was flown to the C-27J Asset Project Office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, July 28. Regeneration of a fourth C-27J is expected to be complete this fall. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
Acquisition Update: 14th Fast Response Cutter Delivered To Coast Guard
The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 14th fast response cutter, Heriberto Hernandez, in Key West, Florida, July 30. The cutter is scheduled for commissioning in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in October. The ship will be the second FRC stationed in San Juan. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Frank Tatu.
The Coast Guard Logistics Information Management System program team recently demonstrated the new maintenance and supply software’s ability to support the service’s buoy utility stern loading boats at the Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo courtesy of Brian Tague Photography.
The Coast Guard installed Nationwide Automatic Identification System equipment along the shores of the Great Lakes and in the ports of Chicago and Duluth-Superior in June, completing coverage for the shorelines of the contiguous United States. U.S. Coast Guard graphic.
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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.