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Coast Guard cutters join fleet in rare ceremony

  • Video by Dennis Oda and William Cole

    In a rare double commissioning, two new 418-foot Coast Guard national security cutters -- Kimball and Midgett -- were ceremoniously brought to life and officially entered service in Honolulu Saturday.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    USCGC Kimball, in the foreground, and the USCGC Midgett were both commissioned on Saturday.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Family members and dignitaries stood as the National Anthem was played to start the commissioning ceremony.

In a rare double commissioning, two new 418-foot Coast Guard national security cutters were ceremoniously brought to life and officially entered service in Honolulu Saturday. Read more

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