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.
A family of nine was enjoying a relaxing summer vacation on Dog Island, south of Carrabelle, Fla. But slow-moving Topical Storm Debby had other plans for them.
Coast Guard crews have been hard at work disrupting a rising threat as drug smugglers use increasingly sophisticated and evolving methods to evade authorities in the Caribbean. First, there was the $180 million cocaine seizure by Coast Guard Cutter Seneca. [...]
Earlier today the Coast Guard bid farewell to four of its own. In a memorial service held in Hangar 2 at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., the service paid tribute to the crew of Coast Guard helicopter 6535 [...]
Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough, 8th Coast Guard District Public Affairs. A group of Coast Guardsmen recently had the opportunity to train with the A-Team. That’s right, the A-Team. No television show or video game here. Just [...]
Written by William Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian In the United States Coast Guard, there are thousands of highly motivated men and women doing extraordinary things. These are the kind of personnel who have steered the service throughout its [...]
Written by Lt. Bryan Brownlee, Aviation Training Center Mobile February is African American History Month which represents a period of reflection on the contributions of African Americans throughout our Nation’s history. These important contributions have also helped fuel the prosperity [...]
This past weekend, 20 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles got a lift home with the help of a dedicated team of scientists and Coast Guardsmen. “After a few months of record sea turtle strandings in Massachusetts and countless hours caring for [...]