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Coast Guard Transfers HC-130H Hercules Aircraft to NASA

The Coast Guard's transfer of an HC-130H Hercules to NASA on Dec. 10, 2014, is the latest step in the service's plans to replace its HC-130H fleet with new, mission-enabled HC-130J Super Hercules. NASA plans to use the aircraft for airborne scientific research activities and range surveillance. Photo courtesy of NASA.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Commissions Fourth National Security Cutter Into Service

The Coast Guard commissioned Hamilton – the fourth national security cutter and the first on the East Coast – into service at Union Pier Terminal in the cutter’s home port of Charleston, South Carolina, Dec. 6, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann.

Coast Guard RDC Evaluates Unmanned Aircraft System From NSC

PACIFIC OCEAN – Coast Guard Research and Development Center scientists are assessing unmanned aircraft system operations from a national security cutter during a two-week demon-
stration begun Dec. 4, 2014. On the first day of testing, 22 successful flights were conducted from Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton.

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Makes $1.5 Million Order To Expand Implementation Of New Logistics And Maintenance System

The Coast Guard purchased $1.5 million in new software licenses Nov. 18, 2014, from Mythics Inc. that will allow the service to expand its use of new logistics and maintenance software in support of its aircraft and boats. U.S. Coast Guard illustration.

Coast Guard Super Hercules Aircraft Takes Shape

The tail, wing and fuselage of the Coast Guard’s ninth HC-130J are joined at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Marietta, Georgia, facility Nov. 26, 2014. Three Super Hercules aircraft are currently under construction for the service, with the first to be delivered in early 2015. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

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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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