SAR in Action: Seventh Pacific Regional Search and Rescue Workshop

When a mariner is found at sea it is no accident. In fact it is often the result of hours of deliberate search and rescue planning and continually nurtured partnerships across jurisdictions and borders. Search and rescue governance is an important element in the Pacific where vast distances and limited resources make saving lives all the more challenging.


For The Love Of The Plane

Lt. Cmdr. Harry Greene has a passion for flying both on and off duty. He is a helicopter pilot at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point and an aircraft enthusiast in his off-duty time.


Enlisted Ancient Albatross Change of Watch

An ‘ancient’ transfer of controls

“This position represents the culmination of my aviation career and I am proud to represent the Coast Guard’s enlisted air crewmembers. I am excited to meet with the Coast Guard’s distinguished current and former aviators and air crewmen to share our Aviation legacy.”


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On top of the world

Petty Officer 3rd Class Craig Longobardi, an aviation maintenance technician who was until recently stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, has earned his own place in the over-achieving Coast Guardsmen hall of fame. Longobardi has just returned from the 2013 Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon in the Himalayas of Nepal.


Remembering LT Colleen Cain 30 years later

Lt. Colleen Cain, a Coast Guard reservist, became the service’s first female helicopter pilot in June 1979. Tragically, her life was cut short thirty years ago today. Earning her commission from Officer Candidate School in 1976, Cain had her sights […]


Top 10 Videos 2011

2011 Video of the Year: Day 8

Today’s video seems like it is right out of a hollywood blockbuster and features a plane making a dramatic landing into the Pacific Ocean. Coast Guard aircrews coached the pilot on how to ditch his Cessna 310 aircraft and then rescued him approximately 13 miles northeast of the Big Island, Hawaii Oct. 7.


Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Hawaii Pacific

The wide breadth of missions in the 14th Coast Guard District was evident in 2011 as Coast Guard men and women carried out operations in the service’s largest area of responsibility – 12.2 million square miles to be precise. Although Hawaii is the hub of the Coast Guard in the Pacific, operations take the Coast Guard across the Pacific to answer the call for help, enforce laws and protect our natural resources.


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UPDATE: Coast Guard helps rescue Marines from downed helicopter

Update: The status of the rescued aircrew has been updated in paragraph four as well as the efforts to extract the downed aircraft in paragraph five. When the SAR alarm sounded last night at Coast Guard Air Station Barber’s Point, […]


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Week in the Life of the Coast Guard: Tuesday

Written by Chief Petty Officer CC Clayton, editor-in-chief, Coast Guard Magazine Ever wonder what the Coast Guard does in an average week during the winter months? Probably pretty slow, right? While a lot of people are digging themselves out from […]


Guardians of the Week – CDR Nelson, LCDR Wischmeier, AST1 Skimin, AMT2 Nichols

`Today marks the one year anniversary of the loss of a Coast Guard air crew onboard CG6505, an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Barber Point, Hawaii. Commander Thomas Nelson, Lieutenant Commander Andrew Wischmeier, Aviation Survival Technician First Class David […]