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July 26, 2021

Coast Guard authenticates keel for 10th national security cutter

The Coast Guard and Ingalls Shipbuilding authenticated the keel for the 10th national security cutter (NSC), Calhoun, in Pascagoula, Mississippi, July 23.

July 22, 2021

Coast Guard delivers 10th Minotaur-missionized HC-144 to fleet

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of its 10th HC-144B Ocean Sentry medium range surveillance aircraft outfitted with both the Ocean Sentry Refresh (OSR) modifications and the Minotaur mission system July 16.

July 20, 2021

MH-65 program delivers upgraded MH-65E helicopters to Air Station Miami

The Coast Guard short range recovery helicopter program delivered CGNR 6596 to Air Station Miami July 12. With this delivery, 25 Dolphin helicopters have been converted to the “E” configuration, and four facilities have transitioned to the upgraded aircraft.

July 9, 2021

Coast Guard recognized for acquisition excellence with annual DHS awards

The Coast Guard’s acquisition workforce received five Fiscal Year 2020 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Honorary Acquisition Program Management Awards, highlighting the Acquisition Directorate’s continued efforts to achieve its vision of being a model of acquisition excellence in government.

July 8, 2021

MH-65 program delivers upgraded MH-65E helicopters to Sector North Bend

The Coast Guard short range recovery helicopter program delivered CGNR 6521 to Sector North Bend, Oregon, June 28.

July 7, 2021

MH-60T Sustainment program adds five hulls to IDIQ contract

The Coast Guard ordered five new H-60 hulls for its helicopter fleet July 6, bringing the total number of hulls ordered on the existing indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation of Stratford, Connecticut, to 30 hulls. Total value of this delivery order is just over $34 million.

July 7, 2021

Former Coast Guard cutter en route to Vietnam

The ex-John Midgett, one of the Coast Guard’s last three Hamilton-class high endurance cutters, departed Seattle June 1 for its new home in Vietnam through an Excess Defense Articles (EDA) transfer.

July 1, 2021

Coast Guard accepts 45th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery today of the 45th fast response cutter (FRC), Emlen Tunnell, in Key West, Florida.

June 23, 2021

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay completes HVAC upgrade

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay departed Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, June 18 after completion of an HVAC system upgrade to increase heating and cooling capacities. Thunder Bay is the second of nine 140-foot icebreaking tugs to undergo this work.

June 17, 2021

Coast Guard begins HC-130J operations at Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii

Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, received its first HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft June 11.