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Sept. 29, 2017

Coast Guard transfers first C-27J for missionization work

The Coast Guard transferred one of its C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft, CGNR 2712, to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, Sept. 28 to become the prototype for C-27J missionization.

Sept. 27, 2017

Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley crew delivers supplies to Puerto Rico

The crew of the fast response cutter Donald Horsley, shown with the cutter’s over the horizon-IV boat, delivers food and water from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to Vieques, Puerto Rico, Sept. 22, 2017.

Sept. 27, 2017

Coast Guard accepts first HC-130J outfitted with Minotaur from baseline configuration

The Coast Guard accepted CGNR 2009, the first HC-130J outfitted with the Minotaur Mission System Suite directly following production, at the L3 Technologies Inc. Integrated Systems Platform Integration Division in Waco, Texas, Sept. 26.

Sept. 26, 2017

Coast Guard aircrews load supplies for Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Air Station Miami aircrews load relief supplies for Puerto Rico into an HC-130J long range surveillance aircraft after Hurricane Maria Sept. 22, 2017.

Sept. 25, 2017

First fast response cutter arrives in Honolulu

The fast response cutter (FRC) Oliver Berry arrives at Coast Guard Base Honolulu for the first time Sept. 22, 2017.

Sept. 25, 2017

Cutter boats crucial to rescues, navigation in debris-strewn waters

As Coast Guard cutters from multiple classes deployed in response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many carried new cutter boats that helped assess and rescue people in debris-strewn waters.

Sept. 21, 2017

HC-144s provide post-hurricane communications, damage assessment, cargo transport

The HC-144 Ocean Sentry medium range surveillance aircraft have showcased their multi-mission capabilities as the aircraft deployed from across the country to aid in hurricane response.

Sept. 20, 2017

Minotaur Aircraft Provide Imagery, Transport Cargo And Personnel In Hurricanes’ Aftermath

A view of flood damage over Houston as captured by the CGNR 2003, the first aircraft in the Coast Guard fleet outfitted with Minotaur mission system architecture. U.S. Coast Guard graphic.The first Coast Guard aircraft outfitted with the Minotaur mission system suite, the HC-130J Super Hercules CGNR 2003, provided valuable flood imagery while

Sept. 20, 2017

Small unmanned aircraft system assists Stratton drug interdictions

The small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) on board the national security cutter (NSC) Stratton aided interdictions in five of the 11 drug seizures it made during its recent deployment, which was part of a record offload of more than 50,550 pounds of cocaine, worth approximately $679.3 million, in San Diego today.

Sept. 19, 2017

Fast response cutters aid Hurricane Irma relief in Virgin Islands

Four fast response cutters (FRCs) – Donald Horsley, Joseph Tezanos, Joseph Napier and Heriberto Hernandez – have deployed to assist in Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in the Virgin Islands, showcasing their multimission capabilities.