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2012-06-05 14:20:13

OAKLAND, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Matson Navigation Company, Inc. ("Matson") has been honored with the U.S. Coast Guard's 2012 Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Award for Excellence. The Benkert Award was created to recognize outstanding achievements in marine environmental protection that go beyond mere compliance with industrial and regulatory standards. Matson first received this biennial award in 2006. (Logo:...

2012-05-29 10:20:06

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Coast Guard today formally accepted the General Dynamics C4 Systems-built Rescue 21 search and rescue communications system now serving Sector San Juan. With the command center located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sector San Juan is responsible for all Coast Guard missions throughout the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands region. Using advanced direction-finding technologies and digital communications, the life-saving Rescue 21...

2012-05-22 10:21:15

SEATTLE, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At a ceremony Monday, May 21, Holland America Line was presented a gold 2012 Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Environmental Protection Award from the U.S. Coast Guard in recognition of the line's environmental leadership and for successfully achieving several environmental objectives established by the company that exceed standard regulation. U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp presented the award to Michael Inman, director, system management...

2012-05-03 06:20:21

TAUNTON, Mass., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide ongoing sustainment services for the national Rescue 21 search and rescue system. General Dynamics, the prime contractor for the system's design, development and deployment, will continue to provide field service personnel, technical support and maintenance of the system. Rescue 21 currently...

2012-04-25 10:25:53

NORFOLK, Va., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions®, a health improvement company that specializes in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, today announced that the United States Coast Guard selected the company, a Federal Prime Contractor, to deliver expanded Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services to 60,000 US Coast Guard active duty and reserve service members, civilian employees and their families. The contract term is for one year with four one-year...

2012-04-04 10:20:15

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Coast Guard today formally accepted the General Dynamics C4 Systems-built Rescue 21 Search and Rescue communications system now serving Sector Northern New England. With the command center located in South Portland, Maine, Sector Northern New England comprises more than 5,000 coastal miles from the New Hampshire/Massachusetts state line to the Canadian border, including Lake Champlain. Using advanced direction-finding technologies,...

2012-03-13 01:00:00

Peterman and Branigan Bring Added Expertise to Elite Group of Maritime Experts WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ridge Global, an international provider of security and risk management services, today named Vice Admiral Brian Peterman (United States Coast Guard, Retired) and Matt Branigan as the newest members of Flag Bridge(TM), a recently launched service focused on maritime risk and sovereignty management. Flag Bridge provides high-level, strategic consulting...

TacSat-4 Enables Polar Region SatCom Experiment
2012-03-11 06:50:30

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HEALY (WAGB 20) successfully experimented with NRL's TacSat-4 communications satellite, Jan. 24, by communicating from the Bering Sea off the western coast of Alaska to Coast Guard Island, Alameda, Calif. Returning from an escort and icebreaking mission to Nome, Alaska, assisting the Russian tanker Renda delivery of emergency fuel to the town, the USCGC HEALY – Coast Guard's only polar icebreaker – was approximately 260 nautical miles south of the...

2012-03-02 12:21:00

ANDOVER, Mass., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul C. Jensen, CEO of Halo Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announced today the addition of Jeffrey Hathaway, Rear Admiral USCG (ret), to the Board of Advisors. Admiral Hathaway combines thirty three years of military and federal law enforcement accomplishments serving the nation as a U.S. Coast Guard officer, with prior private sector experience as corporate vice president of L-1 Identity Solutions, a successful identity management technology...

2012-02-14 06:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Coast Guard (USCG) unit in St. Petersburg, Florida, has partnered with Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) to establish a base-sponsored National Test Center for the College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) provided by the College Board. UMA was commissioned by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) to supply the technology and equipment required for computer-based CLEP testing at USCG Sector St....