Aircrew receives prestigious award for hurricane rescue

With Hurricane Joaquin bearing down, the 212-foot cargo ship Minouche and its crew of 12 was forced to abandon ship in the waters between Haiti and Cuba. In the dark and battling hurricane conditions, their only hope of rescue that evening was the Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater on-duty air crew forward-deployed to Great Iguana, Bahamas.

Capt. Wilk

African American History Month: CAPT Bobby Wilks

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 […]