Crewmembers officially take their stations aboard Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon during the ship’s commissioning June 20, 2015, in Tampa, Florida. Richard Dixon is the 13th fast response cutter to be delivered to the Coast Guard and the first FRC to be based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson.
The Coast Guard awarded a $2.2 million contract for C-27J training simulator access to Alenia North America June 4, 2015. The simulator will increase crew familiarity and proficiency with C-27J aircraft characteristics and emergency procedures. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the fifth national security cutter, James, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, June 5, 2015. James’ commanding officer and crew took custody of the cutter from the shipyard, making the ship an official Coast Guard asset. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
The Coast Guard is upgrading its HC-144A Ocean Sentry medium range surveillance aircraft to address obsolescence issues and increase overall mission effectiveness. Upon completion of this modification, the aircraft will be designated HC-144B. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
New Coast Guard HC-130J Takes To Air For First Time
Aircrews conducted a series of test flights on the Coast Guard’s ninth HC-130J aircraft at Lockheed Martin’s Marietta, Georgia, facility in May 2015. The aircraft is scheduled for delivery in July. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin, by Andrew McMurtrie.
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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>>