itCG – runaway dad indicted, ice rescue training, food relief
Posted by Christopher Lagan, Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Paul Martikainen, the man accused of kidnapping his son before Guardians boarded his vessel and rescued the boy, was indicted on kidnapping charges by a grand jury in Florida yesterday. Martikainen could face up to 3-years in prison.
The United States Coast Guard Band Brass Quintet (pictured) and Saxophone Quartet departed for Taiwan yesterday to take part in the 2009 Chiayi City International Band Festival. As part of the Coast Guard Band, these talented musicians represent the Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security and the United States as they travel abroad. Break a leg! (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Click the image to read more at the Coast Guard Band's blog.
Toledo firefighters joined Guardians from Station Toledo for ice rescue training exercises on Monday night. The media was invited to view the training as a reminder to people to exercise caution around icy waterways.
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Aviators from Air Station Kodiak delivered a shipment of salmon to Kotzebue, Alaska on Monday. The humanitarian food drop to one of Alaska’s most remote and expensive places to live is expected to provide nearly 1,200 families with 35-pounds of salmon.
Tags: Air Station Kodiak, Chiayi City International Band Festival, Coast Guard Band, food aid, Humanitarian, ice rescue, kidnap, Paul Martikainen, Search and Rescue, station Toledo