WASHINGTON — Adm. Karl Schultz was relieved as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard by Adm. Linda Fagan during Wednesday’s formal change-of-command ceremony presided over by President Joseph Biden at Coast Guard Headquarters.
The memory of fallen veterans was not forgotten during Monday's Memorial Day events in Fruitport. The day began with a memorial service led by the local VFW Post at Pine Hill Cemetery and continued later in the afternoon with a parade featuring many local organizations, businesses, politicia…
FRUITPORT — The act of remembering and honoring veterans and their service, and passing that tradition on to future generations, was in emphasis at this year’s Memorial Day service at Pine Hill Cemetery in Fruitport.
The U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday the closing of two stations serving the Great Lakes, one of those being Station Holland, which will now be fully covered by personnel from the Grand Haven station.
Memorial Day parades are planned for Grand Haven and Spring Lake on Monday morning and in Fruitport on Monday afternoon to celebrate local veterans and honor those who have died in service of our country.
Creative solutions bubbled to the surface Wednesday at Coast Guard Station Grand Haven as a local class of fourth-graders presented their ideas for showcasing the officers of the water with handmade props and practiced skits for the master chief and other community members.
BANGOR, Wash. — A Zeeland native is stationed at Naval Base Kitsap (NBK), homeport to West Coast ballistic-missile and guided-missile submarines.
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has nominated Adm. Linda L. Fagan to serve as the 27th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon confirmation, she would become the first woman to serve as commandant of the Coast Guard.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Joe Biden said Saturday that Vladimir Putin "cannot remain in power," dramatically escalating the rhetoric against the Russian leader after his brutal invasion of Ukraine.
SAN DIEGO — After retiring from a long career as a military photographer, Spring Valley, California, resident Mickey Strand began looking for some personal photo projects he could do to expand his portraiture skills. One of the subjects he landed on was an easy choice: photographing other lo…
HOLLAND — The U.S. Coast Guard’s station in Holland, just outside the entrance to Holland State Park, usually opens Memorial Day weekend in time for the busy summer boating season.
The Biden administration is proposing replacing much of the 100-year-old Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital — which sits about 12 miles west of downtown Chicago — as part of a national overhaul of the nation’s veteran’s health care system.
Russian troops kept up pressure on Ukraine's capital and air raid sirens were heard across the besieged country overnight, even as diplomatic talks between the two sides resumed on Monday. Prospects for a speedy end to the fighting, however, appear dim.
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Adm. Karl L. Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, delivered the annual State of the Coast Guard Address at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new round of sanctions targeting Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, charging that Russian leader Vladimir Putin “chose this war” and that his country will bear the consequences of his action.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The missile fragment pierced the ceiling of Mikhail Shcherbakov's apartment in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second largest city. A Russian attack, after weeks of warnings, had hit home.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia began evacuating its embassy in Kyiv and Ukraine urged its citizens to leave Russia on Wednesday as the region braced for further confrontation after President Vladimir Putin received authorization to use military force outside his country and the West responded w…
MUNICH (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris warned Russia on Saturday that it will face "unprecedented" financial penalties if it invades Ukraine and predicted that such an attack would draw European allies closer to the United States. The world is at "a decisive moment in history," she told …
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden warned Thursday that Russia could still invade Ukraine within days and Russia expelled the No. 2 diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, as tensions flared anew in the worst East-West standoff in decades.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's president urged calm amid intensified warnings of a possible Russian invasion within days, saying he had yet to see convincing evidence of that, even as the U.S. reported Sunday that Moscow positioned more of its troops closer to Ukraine's borders and some airline…
A standing-room-only crowd packed the upstairs meeting room at the Grand Haven American Legion Post 28 for the Four Chaplains Memorial Service on Saturday morning.
HOLLAND — State Rep. Bradley Slagh, R-Zeeland, plans to introduce legislation which will remove fees for military families to receive special designation on their license plates.
CHICAGO — Charles Collins thought he’d do a little Christmas shopping on Dec. 7, 1941. It was a Sunday, and he’d already filed the next installment of “A Line ‘O’ Type Or Two,” a venerable Chicago Tribune column peppered with readers’ verses and quips.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — In celebration of Veterans Day, several veterans who live at the Baldwin House Senior Living facility in Grand Rapids visited the American Dunes Golf Club in Grand Haven Township on Wednesday.
Muskegon Community College will host its Veterans Day Salute at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, by the flagpole near the entrance to the school’s building off Quarterline Road in Muskegon.
Colin Powell, former U.S. secretary of state under President George W. Bush, died Monday morning from COVID-19 complications, his family wrote on Facebook.
On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, many locals gathered at the American Legion to honor those who died that day.
With the 20-year-long military conflict between the U.S. and Afghanistan over, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D- Mich., and a group of nearly three dozen Democratic and Republican members are urging efforts to get underway to provide veterans with mental health help.
WASHINGTON — The United States has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises and a frantic final exit that cost the lives of more than 180 Afghans and 1…