>SMILAX Commanding Officer to travel to Alaska to ACUSHNET Decommission


Next week, the Commanding Officer of USCGC SMILAX (WLIC-315),  BOSN Scott McAloon, will travel to Alaska for the decommissioning of CGC ACUSHNET.  As part of the decommissioning, BOSN McAloon will receive the Oldest Commissioned Cutter plaque from the Commanding Officer of ACUSHNET recognizing SMILAX as the new “Queen of the Fleet.”  This recognition was established to distinguish the Coast Guard Cutter that has served the fleet for the longest period of time. 

In April of this year, the celebration moves to North Carolina where SMILAX will receive her gold numbers and the cutter’s service and its crew will be celebrated.