The Coast Guard protects and defends more than 100,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways, and safeguards an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) encompassing 4.5 million square miles, which is the largest EEZ in the world! View this “Week in the Life” blog to see what Coast Guard members accomplished on Fridays during February.
The men knew they had saved two lives that day, what they were unaware of is that due to their actions, they would join the ranks of a very small group of recipients for a very prestigious award.
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 […]
Every day Coast Guard men and women answer the call to save lives and respond from ships, small boat stations or aircraft; but you don’t have to be in uniform to perform exceptional rescues. Petty Officer 1st Class Juston Heacox […]
When the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon exploded and caught fire April 20, 2010, her crew fought bravely for first their vessel, then their lives and those of their shipmates. The surviving crewmembers were rescued by a rapid and […]
With contributions from Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Critchfield. While the Coast Guard’s missions have expanded and evolved over the years, most notably following the 9-11 attacks, lifesaving is at the core of who we are and what we do […]