The Coast Guard commissioned its 18th fast response cutter, Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug. 26, 2016. The ship will be the sixth FRC stationed in San Juan. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall.
The Coast Guard HC-27J Asset Project Office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, received the service’s eighth regenerated C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft Aug. 25, 2016. The ninth aircraft will begin the regeneration process in late August 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
The Coast Guard completed the system requirements review for the C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft missionization package Aug. 10, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney.
The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 19th fast response cutter, Rollin Fritch, in Key West, Florida, Aug. 23, 2016. The ship will be the first FRC stationed in Cape May, New Jersey. U.S. Coast Guard graphic.
The Coast Guard Research and Development Center will participate in a field exercise called Arctic Chinook Aug. 22-24, 2016, to test the Next Generation Incident Command System and four radio and internet communications systems for Arctic rescue operations. U.S. Coast Guard graphic.
Photo Journal: RDC Arctic Technology Evaluation 2016
The Coast Guard successfully completed the Arctic Chinook search and rescue exercise Aug. 23-24 with the cooperation of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Alaska National Guard. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center was able to test the Next Generation Incident Command System, a web-based tool that helps organize response efforts. NICS tracks rescue assets, allows command posts to chat with responders in the field and provides updated information to guide decision-making. “We were able to feed command centers with more timely information than they were receiving through traditional methods, and they had a better overall picture of what was happening,” said Lt. Joseph DiRenzo, a program manager in the RDC’s surface branch.
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