For 75 years, Coast Guard Reserve members have served alongside the active duty force in every major conflict or crisis this nation has faced. Every year, one dedicated member of the Coast Guard Reserve is selected as the top performer through the enlisted person of the year program. For 2015, the honor was awarded to Petty Officer 1st Class Wilton “Butch” Terry.
We continue the story of El Estero, the greatest man-made disaster in American history that never happened.
Power behind the punches: Coast Guard Academy cadets bring dedication and focus to National Collegiate Boxing Championships
On the evening of April 7, 2016, as the sun set and the air cooled just north of Seattle, inside University of Washington’s Alaska Airlines Arena things were just beginning to heat up. It was the second night of three for the National Collegiate Boxing Championships and four Coast Guard Academy cadets, along with their two coaches, traveled from New London, Connecticut, to compete. The event brought together boxers from multiple colleges and universities, including the four military academies.
The Coast Guard’s Western Hemisphere Strategy makes it clear that combating transnational organized criminal networks is a top priority, and that the service will continually seek new methods and assets for doing so. One new method that has proven highly successful in recent years has been the deployment of the Coast Guard’s maritime safety and security teams to assist with the disruption of these networks throughout their known operating routes in the Caribbean.
The Coast Guard prides itself on the professionalism of the men and women in its ranks. Once a year, a member of the Coast Guard is selected as the top performer in the service for the active duty element through the enlisted person of the year program. For 2015, the active-duty honor was awarded to Petty Officer 2nd Class Evan Ward.
The terms “Pearl Harbor,” “9-11,” and “Katrina” conjure up disastrous images for many Americans. But, how many have ever heard the name “El Estero”? To New Yorkers in particular, this term should strike a chord. It was the greatest man-made disaster in American history that never happened.
After hundreds of thousands of your votes on our Facebook page, we are proud to announce “Wildlife Control” has won Shutter Shootout 2016. “Wildlife Control” features Piper, the wildlife control canine at the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Mich. Piper keeps the airport clear of pests so aircrews, such as the ones featured in the winning photo from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City and the Royal Canadian Air Force, can safely transit the area.
It’s Dog versus Eagle in this head-to-head 2016 Shutter Shootout championship round! Which will be crowned the winner? We need our fans to decide! Go to the official Coast Guard Facebook page and VOTE!
We’ve made it to the final four and your winners from each division have been chosen! Still in the competition is a pup keeping guard of an airport, a photo fit for a stamp, a cutter steaming with pride and a son happy to have his daddy home. Now it’s your turn to find out who goes to the finals of “Shutter Shootout” – your chance to select the Coast Guard photo of the year.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of “The Perfect Storm,” also known as the “Halloween Nor’easter” because it struck in late October 1991. It was the third major weather event to hit the East Coast in an unusually active month. By October 28, two large weather systems collided off the East Coast. Hurricane Grace had formed the day before and was moving from the southeast on course for an un-named extra-tropical cyclone. The two weather systems spawned a much larger and more powerful storm. By October 30, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoys reported sustained winds of over sixty miles per hour with gusts well over 70 mph, and waves as high as 40 feet.