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June 30, 2022

Coast Guard continues HVAC systems upgrades on 140-foot icebreaking tugs

The Coast Guard’s In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program has passed the halfway point in its effort to upgrade the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems on the service’s 140-foot bay-class icebreaking tugs.

June 29, 2022

Coast Guard accepts 15th missionized HC-130J into fleet

The Coast Guard accepted the delivery of its 15th HC-130J long range surveillance aircraft, CGNR 2015, June 23, following completion of Minotaur mission system integration and Block Upgrade 8.1 installation at L3Harris in Waco, Texas.

June 7, 2022

Coast Guard provides update on invoice processing under new financial system

The Coast Guard transitioned to a new financial management and procurement system in the first quarter of fiscal year 2022. Over the past several months, the Coast Guard has worked to improve business processes, enhance system functionality and reduce invoice backlogs. As a result, the Coast Guard is now paying more invoices than come in each week and has been able to reduce the invoice backlog from 27,500 to less than 10,000.

June 6, 2022

Coast Guard christens 10th national security cutter

The Coast Guard christened its 10th national security cutter (NSC), Calhoun, at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, June 4.

May 27, 2022

Coast Guard delivers upgraded MH-65E helicopters to Sector Humboldt Bay

The Coast Guard H-65 Conversion and Sustainment Program delivered CGNR 6603 to Sector Humboldt Bay, California, May 19.

May 27, 2022

Coast Guard accepts 49th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 49th fast response cutter (FRC), Douglas Denman, May 26 in Key West, Florida.

May 20, 2022

Coast Guard modifies offshore patrol cutter contract to complete installation of combat and radar systems

The Coast Guard modified its current contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) May 20 so installation of the Athena combat weapons system and multi-mode radar system will be completed during the production phase of the offshore patrol cutter (OPC).

May 19, 2022

Coast Guard recognizes outstanding achievement among contracting and procurement professionals

The Coast Guard celebrated excellence within its contracting and procurement enterprise during the Head of the Contracting Activity Annual Awards Ceremony May 17, 2022, at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

May 13, 2022

Coast Guard commissions 48th fast response cutter in Florida

The Coast Guard commissioned the 48th fast response cutter (FRC), Pablo Valent, May 11, 2022, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Pablo Valent is the first FRC stationed in St. Petersburg. Rear Adm. Brendan McPherson, commanding officer of the Coast Guard 7th District, presided over the ceremony.

May 13, 2022

Air Force orders one C-130J for Coast Guard

Using funds transferred from the Coast Guard, the Air Force awarded an $80 million contract May 6 to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for the production of one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.