Coast Guard members never stop working, not even on the weekends. The work and volunteer force includes more than 85,000 people, to include auxilarist, civilians, reservists and active duty members. Each person is a valuable member of the Coast Guard team to help ensure the security of our Nation’s people, assets and waterways. Check out what the Coast Guard does on the weekends to aid those in distress and to protect our shores!
The Coast Guard’s ability to complete missions across the globe is contingent upon capable platforms and, most importantly, Coast Guard members with the proper skills, knowledge, and experience. Prior to deployments, Coast Guard cutters and aircraft crews hone their proficiency through rigorous training programs and practice. Providing the most realistic and high fidelity training environment to practice shipboard helicopter operations, Coast Guard Cutter Venturous led a Deck Qualification Landing (DLQ) exercise, also known as a DLQ Roundup, off the coast of Miami.
“Their numbers were not large – their contribution was,” said Capt. Sean Cross. “They were all volunteers, many with spouses and families, who regularly put their lives on the line to save fellow airmen who were in peril of death or capture. Their focus was on Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty.”
Just as lake effect snow and northern Michigan are one, so are U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary aviation and Jim Johnson. A member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary since 2001, Mr. Johnson currently serves as the assistant 9th District staff officer for aviation and the auxiliary air coordinator for the 9th District central region.
Ancient. It’s not normally something you’d want to be called. Unless of course, you are earning the title of a Coast Guard “ancient” – an honor given to a select group of experienced service members. Today, in a change of watch ceremony held at Air Station Traverse City, Mich., retired Vice Adm. John Currier passed the Ancient Albatross designation to Rear Adm. John Korn.
UPDATE: As a Dunwoody, Ga., native Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas McArthur was a guest on MyFOX Atlanta Nov. 3. Click to watch his interview. It was a beautiful summer day along Frankfort Beach, Mich., with sun-drenched sands and blue […]
Welcome to day eleven of voting for Coast Guard Video of the Year! Two weeks ago, we offered you a sampling of the top 11 Coast Guard videos of 2009. Now, it is time for you to vote on your […]
Guardians assisted in the search for a lost Michigan hunter yesterday. A helicopter deployed from Air Station Traverse City quickly located the hunter Monday morning after he was reported missing from camp overnight. Hunters are reminded to keep rapidly changing […]