Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, one of the service’s new national security cutters, offloaded more than 66,100 pounds of cocaine with a street value of more than $1.01 billion – one of the largest cocaine offloads in U.S. history – at Naval Base San Diego Aug. 10. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman.
The Coast Guarded awarded an $8.9 million contract option to begin full rate production of Rescue 21 communications installations at 47 tower facilities along the Mississippi River and its tributaries and a $9.6 million contract for upgrades to 30 tower facilities in Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
The Coast Guard commissioned the fifth national security cutter, James, in Boston Aug. 8, 2015. The cutter will be stationed in Charleston, South Carolina, alongside the fourth NSC, Hamilton. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.
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.
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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.