New Crewmembers

From the Commanding Officer:

Ahoy! Congratulations on your orders to USCGC MOHAWK (WMEC 913) and welcome to Key West, FL! You are coming to a ship with a proud history and an equally proud crew that is committed to mission execution and professionalism. Onboard MOHAWK, you will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of Coast Guard missions including counter-narcotics, search and rescue, illegal alien migrant interdictions, homeland security, and national defense. To accomplish these missions, we’ll travel throughout the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. As the Commanding Officer, I am confident you will find your tour on MOHAWK to be one of the most challenging and satisfying of your career.

MOHAWK was named after the Algonquin tribe of Iroquoian Indians who lived in the Mohawk Valley of New York. This tribe became famous for their camaraderie, determination in battle, and ingenuity for overcoming obstacles. The current MOHAWK holds its place in history as the third United States vessel to bear this name and we continue to emulate the strength and skill of those early warriors. As a MOHAWK sailor, you will be one of the links connecting the past to the present and together we will be Ready, Relevant, and Responsive as we execute Coast Guard missions wherever the nation or our international partners need us.

To help you become one of us, the proud “Mohicans”, we have provided information on the Coast Guard MOHAWK website about the cutter, city of Key west, various civilian and military support services, schools, housing, and hurricane readiness. This is meant to help your family familiarize themselves with the area before they arrive in Key West.

If you have any additional questions that aren’t answered, please contact our Ombudsman at

I look forward to working with you. You will be part of a proud tradition of MOHAWK sailors who have lived up to the ship’s motto, “Lifesaver – Enforcer – Defender”. Welcome aboard, shipmate!

Andrew Pate, CDR, USCG Commanding Officer USCGC MOHAWK (WMEC 913)

Crewmembers Seeking Off Base Housing (E-4 and above):

Submit the DD 1746 form, a BAH/dependency data form CG-4170A, and a signed copy of PCS orders to Mr. Gregory Eagle.

DD 1746


Jessica Loughlin and Lindsay Shauger
Coast Guard Cutter MOHAWK Ombudsman

c/o Sector Key West
100 Trumbo Point Annex
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-8750 Phone
(305) 292-8792 Fax