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  1. Expert testifies in USCG double homicide trial in Alaska

    Jurors in the trial of a man charged with gunning down two co-workers at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island repeatedly viewed blurry security-camera footage Tuesday showing a blue car passing the murder scene, then heading in the opposi

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  2. Coast Guardsman faces Article 32 in Wis. assault

    A member of the U.S. Coast Guard will face a military hearing on allegations that he had abusive sexual contact with a female colleague while stationed in Milwaukee, the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  3. Tire expert testifies in Kodiak murder trial

    The nail found in the truck tire of the man charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak Coast Guard facility likely was inserted mechanically, not picked up along a roadway, a tire expert said Monday.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Crew members of the cutter Sitkinak offload 2,500 pounds of cocaine Jan. 28 in Miami. The service and its partners at Joint Interagency Task Force South seized 40 metric tons of cocaine in 2013. Coast Guard

    Official seeks larger counter-drug fleet

    The Coast Guard aims to seize 40 percent of the estimated 890 metric tons of cocaine moving between South America and the U.S. every year, but it would take more than a dozen additional ships to close in on that goal.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Coast Guard schedules Alaska change of command

    The Coast Guard has scheduled a change of command for the Alaska district.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Coast Guard investigators testify in Kodiak double murder case

    A Coast Guard investigator testified Thursday that the suspect in a double homicide at a Kodiak Island communication station would have had time to commit the crime and drive home within a period when security cameras spotted his pickup on the road.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  4. The Coast Guard could buy new Sikorsky H-60 helicopters to replace its fleet of MH-60 Jayhawks. Coast Guard

    Air Force helo purchase could help Coast Guard

    The Coast Guard could buy new Sikorsky H-60 helicopters or upgrade divested military aircraft to eventually replace its existing fleet of Jayhawk aircraft, the service's commandant said on Tuesday.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
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    A Coast Guard diver in Newport, R.I., signals after completing hull inspections in 2011. More than 70 diving billets are now open for Coast Guard warrant officers and enlisted personnel. Coast Guard

    Coasties wanted for full-time diver jobs

    It's been more than 70 years since Coast Guard divers first took to the water in support of national security during World War II, but until January, the service didn't have rated divers of its own — just qualified members of other rates on collateral dut

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  5. Sailors from Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 49) assist in the rescue of a family with a sick infant via the ship's small boat as part of a joint U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard rescue effort on April 6. U.S. Coast Guard / AP

    Family's misadventure at sea has public costs

    When would-be adventurers get more adventure than they bargained for, who should bear the blame — and the price for bailing them out?

    • Apr. 7, 2014
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    Coast Guard picks up sick infant from cruise ship

    The U.S. Coast Guard says it brought an infant with breathing problems from a cruise ship in the Bahamas to Miami Children's Hospital.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
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    21 Coasties convicted in 2nd half of 2013

    The Coast Guard handed down 21 court-martial convictions, 200 discharges and 15 reliefs in the second half of 2013, according to good order and discipline statistics recently released by the service.

    • Apr. 5, 2014
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    Coast Guard debuts faster response boats

    Most people can't see them hidden in small marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River. But the small boats of the U.S.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
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    Coast Guardsmen testify about shooting response

    A Coast Guardsman who found the bodies of two murdered co-workers thought at first they were pranking him.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
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    Coast Guard reservist in Va. admits to false claims

    A Coast Guard reservist has admitting making false claims.

    • Apr. 2, 2014
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    Coast Guard cadet accused of touching classmate

    A government attorney says a U.S Coast Guard Academy cadet should face a court-martial for entering a classmate's room and touching her leg, rejecting defense claims that he went into a room he thought was his girlfriend's.

    • Apr. 2, 2014
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    CG shooting trial: Blurry images, a bathroom break and a flat tire

    The attorney for the man charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak Island Coast Guard communications facility offered a medical explanation Tuesday for his client's whereabouts during the shooting.

    • Apr. 2, 2014
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    Ex-cutter Gallatin headed to Nigerian navy

    The Coast Guard bid its final farewells to the cutter Gallatin on Monday in a decommissioning ceremony at its homeport in Charleston, S.C.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  6. Prosecutors to open Coast Guard shooting trial

    Jurors will hear opening statements Tuesday in the trial of a Coast Guard civilian technician charged with killing two co-workers workers in Kodiak.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
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    S.C.-based Coast Guard cutter being decommissioned

    A Coast Guard cutter based in Charleston is being decommissioned after 45 years of service patrolling the seas.

    • Mar. 31, 2014
  7. Prosecutors lay out case in 2012 Coast Guard homicides in Alaska

    Federal prosecutors will try to prove that a respected Coast Guard civilian technician on Kodiak Island meticulously planned an alibi, sneaked onto a Communications Station and gunned down two co-workers with whom he had feuded.

    • Mar. 30, 2014
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    CG updates alcohol rules, expands drug screening

    In an effort to increase accountability in the service, the Coast Guard is cracking down on drinking and illegal drug use with a slate of new regulations, outlined in a recent servicewide message.

    • Mar. 29, 2014
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    A wrecked barge that leaked oil into the Houston Ship Channel rests Monday near the Texas City dike. Thousands of gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the major shipping channel after the barge ran into a ship on Saturday. Karen Warren / AP

    Coast Guard working to reopen shipping channel

    As workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized 'tar balls' out of the sand along Galveston Bay on Monday, strong incoming tides kept washing more ashore.

    • Mar. 25, 2014
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    Coast Guardsmen facing some criminal charges or with other black marks on their records won't be able to re-up under new rules. Here, a re-enlistment ceremony on the 50-yard-line of Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium in 2011. Coast Guard

    Sexual assault reports, DUI charges could disqualify Coasties

    Coast Guardsmen who've been convicted at court-martial, charged with drunk driving or have one of a number of other offenses on their record — even if they've yet to enter a courtroom — are no longer eligible to re-enlist, according to a March 7 servicewi

    • Mar. 22, 2014
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    Zukunft

    Zukunft tapped as next commandant

    President Obama has tapped current Pacific Area and Defense Force West commander Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft to be the next Coast Guard commandant, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Feb. 28.

    • Mar. 15, 2014
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    Smaller FY 2015 budget stresses fleet modernization

    The Coast Guard hopes to continue its efforts to modernize the cutter fleet next year, even if that means reducing some mission funding to stay within budget.

    • Mar. 15, 2014

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