Rescue swimmer

A history of heroes

The history of a military unit helps mold and shape its identity, sometimes just as much as the crews who carry out its missions. When a unit reaches 50 years in operation it usually serves as a proud marking point and an excellent time to look back on what events shaped that identity. For Air Station Los Angeles, that day came on Nov. 16, 2012, during an ceremony attended by current and past aircrews.


Hurricane Isaac survey flight

Mobilizing in the aftermath of a hurricane

With the threat of destruction looming every hurricane season, complacency is a responder’s worst enemy and aircrews work year-round to ensure they are ready to support their nation and community in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Altogether the preparedness and teamwork at the region’s four air stations paid huge dividends post-Isaac in the form of 28 lives saved and 54 assisted.


AST2 Faulkner and survivor

Shipmate of the Week – The crew of CG6022

Uncontrollable variables, such as weather, location, time of day or aging response boats and aircraft, presents every Coast Guard search and rescue crew with unique challenges. But, few cases present the confluence of obstacles the aircrew of CG6022 faced when […]


Video of the Year contest

Day 8: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Our eighth video features Coast Guard Air Station Astoria rescuing a 17-year-old boy after he fell from a 200-foot cliff in Lewis and Clark State Park, Wash. Lt. Mark Lynch, a Royal Australian Navy pilot flying the case, narrates the video. Click on the post to watch the video and find out how to vote for your favorite…


The 6584 at ALC

The “Legacy Bird”

On a beautiful Southern California day, beachgoers and boaters will see several aircraft fly over the water. News helicopters, planes pulling advertisement banners and even the occasional seaplane. Despite the busy skies, the distinctive tone of a tail rotor draws […]


Air Station Cape Cod honors crew of CG-1432

Post Written by Public Affairs Specialist 2nd Class Dan Bender It was a somber morning for the crew of Air Station Cape Cod yesterday as they paused to remember four of their brothers in a memorial service. The flight crew […]


Guardian of the Week – AST1 Drew Dazzo

Yesterday, Coast Guard rescue swimmer Drew Dazzo was awarded the Star of Courage, Canada’s second-highest decoration for bravery, for “acts of conspicuous courage in circumstances of great peril” during an dramatic rescue in 2007. Petty Officer Dazzo is only the […]


Ensign Cook Reports – Air Station Elizabeth City Part IV

Post Written By Ensign Lindsay Cook Hello Everyone, My time at Air Station Elizabeth City has come to a close. While there, I learned a lot and got to fly for the first time in CG aircraft. Thank you to […]


Ensign Cook Reports – Air Station Elizabeth City Part III

Post Written By Ensign Lindsay Cook Hello Everyone, So far, I’ve spent time in a HC-130 and a MH-60T and received a better understanding of what it’s like to be at an air station. I’ve learned a little bit about […]


Ensign Cook Reports – Air Station Elizabeth City Part II

Post Written by Ensign Lindsay Cook Hello Everyone, The last few days I’ve been getting acquainted with the air station but I decided to focus on getting to know some of the personnel that make the air station run. One […]


Next Page »