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.
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.
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)
As 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>>