While the residents of Grafton, Ill., caught some zzz’s on March 23, the Coast Guardsmen of Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River conducted the first night operations of 2012 on the Illinois River during the hours when perhaps even [...]
This past summer the Coast Guard Cutter Scioto, a 65-foot river buoy tender, left its homeport in Keokuk, Iowa and headed south on the Mississippi River – destination: Memphis. Not for blues and barbecue, rather, they went for some Italian. [...]
The Marines have landed and are taking St. Louis by land, air, and sea, or in this case, by river. Not to worry though, this was all a part of a Marine Air Ground Task Force Demonstration, which was one of many events scheduled for the 2011 rendition of Marine Week.