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  • Coast Guard Officer Accused of Terrorist Plot Targeting Media, Lawmakers

    02/20/2019 3:11:56 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 170 replies
    Military,com ^ | February 20, 2019 | By Hope Hodge Seck
    A Coast Guard lieutenant assigned to the service's headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been arrested on drug and gun possession charges, and is accused of plans to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," according to documents filed in Maryland District Court. Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, an acquisitions officer for the National Security Cutter Acquisition Program, was arrested Feb. 15 and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by an unlawful user or addict of controlled substances, and possession of Tramadol, a Schedule IV pain medication. A motion for detention pending trial, filed by U.S....
  • Self-proclaimed white nationalist planned mass terror attack, government says. [trunc]

    02/20/2019 2:40:41 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 20, 2019 | Lynh Bui
    A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist was arrested after federal investigators uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in his Maryland home that authorities say he stockpiled to launch a massive domestic terror attack targeting politicians and journalists. Christopher Paul Hasson called for “focused violence” to “establish a white homeland” and dreamed of ways to “kill almost every last person on earth,” according to court records filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland. Though court documents do not detail a specific planned date for an attack, the government said he had been amassing supplies and weapons since...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer rejects bill to pay Coast Guard(Video)

    01/25/2019 3:43:11 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 54 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 1/24/19 | unknown
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday blocked a Republican bill that would pay the Coast Guard without ending the ongoing partial government shutdown.
  • Ocean City [MD ]Restaurant Offers Free Meals to Furloughed Government Employees During Shutdown

    01/15/2019 5:03:12 PM PST · by foreverfree · 29 replies
    WBOC-TV Salisbury, MD ^ | 1/14/2019 | not credited
    OCEAN CITY, Md.- The Dough Roller in Ocean City is offering free meals to all furloughed government employees until the end of the shutdown. The restaurant highlighted the U.S. Coast Guard, considering it is the only branch of the military that is not being paid during the partial government shutdown because it is part of the Department of Homeland Security. The company also highlights federal workers like the Federal Park Rangers in Assateague who are on furlough. Starting on January 14, 2019, local Coast Guard employees can stop at the restaurant for one free meal, per day, per ID. All...
  • Local Coast Guard families decry shutdown’s ‘slap in the face’as they borrow to pay bills

    01/01/2019 7:41:18 AM PST · by Vlad The Inhaler · 67 replies
    Tampa bay Times ^ | January 1, 2019 | Howard Altman
    With no end in sight for a 10-day-old government shutdown, Coast Guard helicopter mechanic Bradley Jones prepared for an overnight shift on New Year’s Eve worried that his family’s mounting bills won’t get paid. Like more than 1,100 other Coast Guard personnel living and working in the Tampa Bay area, Jones, 26, got a temporary reprieve when the Trump administration and the service branch came up with a reported $75 million to fund paychecks due Jan 1. But beyond that, there are no guarantees. And for a force whose motto is Semper Paratus — Latin for “always ready” — the...
  • Trump Visits US Coast Guard on Thanksgiving and Personally Thanks Every Member Present for...

    11/22/2018 9:59:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 11/22/18 | Madison Summers
    President Donald Trump visited members of the U.S. Coast Guard on Thanksgiving Day “to thank them for the great job they have been doing.”“We’re just celebrating the Coast Guard because it has to be celebrated,” Trump said as he opened his remarks.Watch the video below: “It’s an honor to be with all of you, and thank you very much,” Trump said as he spent time at the Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet in Florida.After his remarks and conversation with about 100 service members, Trump shook each Coast Guard members’ hand to thank them each individually and wish them a...
  • US Coast Guard member 'removed' after making 'offensive' OK sign on live TV

    09/15/2018 9:05:28 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 181 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/15/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The U.S. Coast Guard says it “removed” a member from its Hurricane Florence response team Friday after he made an “OK” hand gesture on live TV that the service branch deemed “offensive.” The unidentified team member was caught looking into the camera and then swiftly making the hand gesture, prompting a backlash on social media. The hand signal was seen in the background of MSNBC’s live interview with Sector Charleston Commanding Officer Capt. John Reed, who was providing an update on actions taken by the Coast Guard in response to Hurricane Florence. Many social media users called for the firing...
  • Republicans propose reallocating Coast Guard ship funding to Trump's border wall

    08/09/2018 7:11:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Mariam Khan
    Despite urgent warnings of the need to bolster the U.S. Coast Guard's ailing polar icebreaker fleet – now just a single functional 42-year-old vessel – some Republicans in Congress have proposed diverting $750 million planned for a new ship to President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall. The Coast Guard currently has one working heavy icebreaker ship, the Polar Star, that’s been in service since 1976 – well past its intended 30-year service life. Due to worn-out electric motors and other problems, the Coast Guard placed the ship in “caretaker” status in 2006. It was later reactivated in 2012 after requiring...
  • Mississippi military shipbuilding firm to hire hundreds (500 openings)

    07/27/2018 10:21:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WTOK-TV ^ | July 27, 2018 | The Associated Press
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A shipbuilding firm in Mississippi is hiring hundreds of skilled workers after it was awarded several contracts for the U.S. military. Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula is searching for test engineers, first class welders, pipefitters, pipe welders and shipfitters. Company spokesman Bill Glenn says Ingalls is planning to hire 500 people by the end of the year....
  • Small plane crashes in Alaska, 11 rescued, Coast Guard says

    07/12/2018 4:45:39 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    All 11 people aboard a plane that crashed Tuesday have been rescued in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, officials said. A Coast Guard helicopter located the crash site and hoisted the pilot and passengers to safety, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Charly Hengen said. "This could have been bad," she said. "Thankfully, it was a good outcome. Even though these people did sustain some injuries, we are very thankful that all are alive and that we were able to get to them quickly even with the weather conditions."
  • Coast Guard warns mariners of no offshore radio communications along South Florida coast

    06/27/2018 5:34:39 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 69 replies
    U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/27/2018 06:19 PM EDT MIAMI — Coast Guard Sector Miami reported a loss of radio communication capability Wednesday. The Coast Guard cannot monitor radio traffic offshore and is urging mariners to use extreme caution throughout the Miami Captain of the Port Zone, which includes the ports and waterways surrounding Fort Pierce, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and the Miami areas. Mariners are reminded to check all safety equipment, carry a fully charged cell phone, and file a float plan with a friend or family member before getting underway. If in distress, mariners should...
  • Drug Cartels Deploy New Stealthy Boats To America’s Pacific Shore

    01/29/2018 6:38:09 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 29, 2018 | John Konrad
    Since the tragic death of U. S. Coast Guard Boatswain’s Mate Chief Petty Officer Terrell five years ago the efforts of cartels to smuggle drugs with the use of small high-speed panga boats has only intensified… and now the cartels have a new weapon they are using to invade America’s Pacific Coast.
  • Coast Guard rape conviction overturned after court’s scathing attack on women-packed jury

    01/28/2018 3:53:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 28, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    The nation’s highest military court has thrown out the 2012 rape conviction of a Coast Guard enlisted man because admirals and prosecutors packed the seven-member jury with five women, four of whom held jobs as advocates for victims of sexual assault. In a 5-0 ruling that could change how the military conducts sex abuse trials, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces unleashed caustic criticism of all involved. From the Coast Guard commandant down to an appellate court to the original trial judge, the high court said all contributed to a “stain on the military justice system.” The...
  • COAST GUARD SEARCHING FOR MISSING PLANE IN GULF OF MEXICO

    01/03/2018 8:55:26 PM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 54 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/3/2018 | Staff
    HOUSTON - U.S. Coast Guard officials are trying to make contact with a Texas-bound, single-engine plane they say is missing. Officials say the plane took off from Oklahoma City Wednesday and was headed to Georgetown Municipal Airport but diverted at some point and headed south. Coast Guard officials say they lost contact with the pilot after the plane flew past Freeport. The New Orleans Coast Guard is sending a plane to make communication with the aircraft. Officials have not said at this time whether the plane crash. They are labeling the incident an "aircraft emergency." It is unknown at this...
  • Trump is hosting a golf outing for US Coast Guard service members (Friday 29 Dec 17)

    12/29/2017 12:56:18 PM PST · by xzins · 38 replies
    Circa.com ^ | 29 Dec 17 | Jay LeBlanc
    Updated 2 Hours Ago President Trump is hosting a golf outing for U.S. Coast Guard service members Friday at his course in West Palm Beach, Florida. The president invited about 60 service members from Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet to play at Trump International Golf Course. The president will also provide lunch for the service members. "These brave men and women patrol the waterways near Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago everyday," Deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley said in a statement. "The President wanted to thank these service members personally for their service to this nation."
  • President Trump and First Lady Melania Visit Coast Guard Station for Thanksgiving… (Must Viewing)

    11/23/2017 8:52:20 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 31 replies
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  • Women rescued by Navy insist they’re telling the truth

    11/01/2017 4:22:06 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 65 replies
    AP ^ | October 31, 2017 | By Associated Press
    Coast Guard officials told the Associated Press on Monday that the two women had an emergency beacon but never turned it on because they did not fear for their lives. If they had, rescue would have been headed their way in a matter of minutes. The women said Tuesday they did not use the beacon because they never felt they were in immediate danger, yet they have been quoted as saying they did not think they would survive another day, and that they were fearful during a dramatic tiger shark attack that lasted six hours. Furthermore, the pair said they...
  • US Delivers Ship to Vietnam Coast Guard

    05/29/2017 11:46:31 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    Marine Link ^ | May 26, 2017 | Joseph Keefe
    The U.S. Coast Guard transferred a high-endurance cutter to its Vietnamese counterpart in Honolulu, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said on Friday, in the latest effort to deepen ties with its former foe.
  • Happy 227th Birthday, United States Coast Guard

    08/04/2017 8:15:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    See body of thread for links | August 4, 2017
    The United States Coast Guard was established August 4, 1790. United States Coast Guard Tribute "Semper Paratus" US Coast Guard home page  
  • Coast Guard 'will not break faith' with transgender members, leader says

    08/01/2017 10:39:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 152 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2017 | Ellen Mitchell
    Coast Guard officials reached out personally to their transgender service members to express support after President Trump’s announcement of a new policy barring transgender people in the military, according to Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft. “The first thing we did is we reached out to all 13 members of the Coast Guard who have come out” as transgender, Zukunft told attendees at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event in Washington. Zukunft said he contacted Lt. Taylor Miller, the Coast Guard’s first openly transitioning officer who was featured in a Washington Post article last week. “If you read that story,...