Foundation Presents $5,000 Morale Gift at Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco Commissioning

Posted on June 26, 2017

The Coast Guard commissioned the 22nd fast-response cutter into the fleet at a ceremony in Juneau, Alaska on June 14. Coast Guard Foundation board members Cherrie D. Felder and Robert Montgomery presented the crew with a $5,000 gift for their morale fund during the ceremony.

The Bailey Barco is the second fast response cutter to be commissioning in Alaska this year. Bailey Barco will be harbored in Coast Guard Base Ketchikan alongside the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick which was commissioned in April.

The 154-foot vessel is designed to patrol coastal regions and features advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment. The Bailey Barco is the latest vessel in the Coast Guard’s continuing fleet modernization efforts and will conduct law enforcement, search and rescue, environmental protection, and homeland security tasks.