2012 Videos of the Year: Advanced Helicopter Rescue School

We are at the half-way point for our videos, and today’s video take us to a one of kind training school, the Coast Guard’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School in Astoria, Ore. The school places rescue aircrews in some of the most extreme weather conditions found in the United States.

“We are one of the few schools that when the weather is nice and the seas are flat, we don’t train,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Spencer, a rescue swimmer who has attended AHRS. “We close down the school when the weather is good.”

The 2012 Videos of the Year began Saturday, with voting open through Jan. 4, 2013. Continuing through New Year’s Eve, Coast Guard Compass will publish one of the top 10 videos each day including commentary from a servicemember who participated in the mission.

Make sure to watch the videos as they are posted on Compass, Facebook and YouTube, and then cast your vote!

To vote for your favorite videos, choose “Like” on the Coast Guard’s Facebook page or on the Coast Guard’s YouTube 2012 Videos of the Year playlist. You can also see a highlight compilation of the top 10 videos.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/danpatbridges Dan Bridges

    My hat is off to these Coasties. they do a great job in all kinds of weather. Outstanding addition to helo SAR. (since I was doing it)