Latest United States Coast Guard Stories

2011-07-13 12:16:00

SAN DIEGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The men and women that defend the land of the free and the home of the brave are honored each year by San Diego's Fleet Week military tribute. This year's roster of events includes festivities exclusively for the military, as well as some spectacular events open to the public that members of the community will not want to miss. Due to last year's overwhelming success, the San Diego Fleet Week Foundation is pleased to bring back its FREE...

2011-07-01 09:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems announces that the U.S. Coast Guard completed the 25,000th Rescue 21 search and rescue mission in Sector San Francisco, a major milestone for the system that has helped to save hundreds of lives since it was activated in 2005. Currently comprising 26 command centers, 179 towers and covering approximately 37,000 miles of coastline, Rescue 21's primary mission is to locate and assist mariners in distress. General...

2011-06-23 07:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ), America's leading domestic ocean shipping company, has received recognition from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for its record of safety and stewardship. CSA presented Horizon Lines with the Jones F. Devlin Awards for safety at the Chamber's recent Annual Ship Safety Awards luncheon, which recognizes the men and women responsible for safe ship operations....

2011-05-13 00:00:30

Universal Steel Buildings Corp. recently announced the supply of a turnkey Olympia Steel Buildings pre-engineered metal building to Orange Beach, Alabama company, Marine Engine Maintenance, Inc. The five-thousand square foot state of the art steel building is to be used as an engine rebuild shop to service the U.S. Coast Guard's 87' Patrol Boat Fleet. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 Universal Steel Buildings Corp. recently announced the supply of a turnkey Olympia Steel Buildings...

2011-04-24 08:00:00

In a report on Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard criticized Transocean's Deepwater Horizon oil rig by saying the company had "poor safety culture."The report said that poor maintenance, inadequate training and the bypassing of alarms and automatic shutdown systems prevented the crew from shutting down the well after it blew, and led to a chaotic abandonment of the blazing Deepwater Horizon rig. "The investigation revealed that Deepwater Horizon and its owner, Transocean, had serious safety...

2011-03-18 00:00:28

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David J. Venlet, Program Executive Officer for the F-35 Lightning II program will join senior officers from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard for a panel to discuss the future of Naval Aviation at the 2011 Sea-Air-Space Exposition Tuesday, April 12 at 2:30pm. Arlington, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 16, 2011 The Navy League of the United States confirmed today that U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David J. Venlet, Program Executive Officer for the F-35 Lightning II...

2011-03-08 23:05:00

FAIRFAX, Va., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxID, a leading provider of mobile identity solutions, is pleased to announce the deployment of 54 more iDL500 portable handheld readers to the United States Coast Guard. MaxID was awarded in conjunction with its teaming Partner, P-SIG of Chesapeake, Virginia an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the United States Coast Guard for Transportation Workers Identity Credential (TWIC) readers and software in November 2010. The...

2011-02-11 09:00:00

Conference is the Premier Homeland Security IT Event in Washington, D.C. Area FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFCEA is pleased to announce ADM Thad Allen, USCG (Ret.) as a Keynote Speaker at AFCEA's tenth annual Homeland Security Conference, "Working Together Today for a More Secure Tomorrow." The conference returns to the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, Washington, D.C., February 22-24, 2011. Attendees include government and industry IT professionals,...

2011-01-12 08:29:00

MOORESTOWN, N.J., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $66 million contract to provide the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) system for the United States Coast Guard's fourth National Security Cutter (NSC). Lockheed Martin's C4ISR system will provide the 418-foot NSC 4 with comprehensive, real-time situational awareness, commonality and interoperability with other government agencies and...

2010-11-30 17:12:00

LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Executive Committee of the Armed Forces Bowl is honored to present the 2010 Great American Patriot Award to Admiral Thad Allen, United States Coast Guard (Retired). The award will be presented by Armed Forces Insurance (afi.org), sponsor of the award and the Official Insurance Partner of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (http://www.armedforcesbowl.com/). Recently retired from his post as 23rd commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard,...

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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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