Sept. 5, 2017

420-foot Icebreaker

The 420 foot icebreaker employs the power to break 4.5 feet of ice at three knots continuously or up to eight feet by ramming. The Polar Icebreaker/Research Vessel was built by Avondale Industries in New Orleans. USCGC HEALY is named in commemoration of Captain Michael A. Healy, US Revenue Marine.

May 4, 2017


Adm. Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard met with President Santos and government officials in Bogota, alongside U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker and Vice Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield. The Coast Guard and the U.S., writ-large, cannot defeat the threat of Transnational Criminal Organizations alone. President Santos is committed to make progress on this front through crop substitution and eradication, part of a 5-point plan that will require years and resources – and a commitment nonetheless after striking a peace accord in a conflict that has raged for more than 50 years.

June 22, 2016

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Orders Nine Cutter Boats

June 1, 2016A team from Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf aboard the cutter’s over the horizon-IV boat interdicts a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying 7.5 tons of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean Aug. 31, 2015. The seized contraband was worth an estimated $227 million. U.S. Coast Guard photo.The Coast Guard placed an order for nine over

June 22, 2016

Industry Day Provides Procurement Overviews, Guidance

June 1, 2016WASHINGTON – Coast Guard headquarters hosted an industry day May 2 to inform contractors of its procurement goals and notify them of potential opportunities. More than 280 people attended the event.Representatives from seven of the eight contracts divisions within the Coast Guard Office of Contract Operations (CG-912) presented

June 22, 2016

Coast Guard Assigns Third C-27J To Air Station Sacramento

The Coast Guard assigned its third operational C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft, CGNR 2708, to Air Station Sacramento, California, June 1, 2016. The air station is the first to receive C-27Js and is scheduled to reach initial operational capability in July, when it receives the fourth of its six Spartans. The C-27Js will replace the

June 22, 2016

Seventh C-27J Spartan Completes Regeneration

The Coast Guard HC-27J Asset Project Office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, received the service’s seventh regenerated C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft June 17, 2016. Regeneration involves inspecting, verifying and repairing the aircraft before certifying it as airworthy and is completed by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and

June 22, 2016

Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Begins HC-130J Minotaur Prototype In-Flight Testing

June 21, 2016Don Rudat, aviation sensors and C4ISR branch chief at Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, and Chief Warrant Officer Robert Sunderland, technical lead and project officer for mission systems in aviation acquisition, demonstrate the new workstation configuration and graphics capabilities on the HC-130J prototype outfitted with