Celebrating women of character, courage and commitment: MCPO Janine Tschantz-Hahn

“I believe any woman who joins the military has courage in them, because it’s still one of those choices not a lot of women will think about as their future, and any woman who wants to join the service and risk her life has some sort of courage in them to do that,” said Master Chief Petty Officer Janine Tschantz-Hahn of her fellow female servicemembers.


2012 Videos of the Year: Lifeline

The second video finalist features a daring rescue as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer is lowered to a 47-foot rescue boat to medically evacuate a crewmember from the fishing vessel Ashley Nicole, approximately 45 miles northeast of Oregon Inlet, N.C., Aug. 13, 2012.


Lifeboat training

Nothing disappointing at Cape Disappointment

The search and rescue alarm sounds at Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash., early one fall morning. Petty Officer 1st Class Bradd Beckett, boatswain’s mate and surfman, races to the 47-foot motor lifeboat along with his crew. The crew hurries to assist a boat taking on 14-foot waves near the south jetty at the Columbia River entrance. Arriving alongside the boat, Beckett turns to his skills and knowledge acquired the previous year at the National Motor Lifeboat School to bring the distressed mariners and his crew back safely.