Fixers & flyers

A rescue swimmer jumping from a helicopter to make a life-saving rescue is often the first image that comes to mind when one thinks of Coast Guard aviation; but what is missing from that picture is the hard work and efforts that happen behind the scenes. Coast Guard avionics electrical technicians are the unsung heroes of life saving at air stations nationwide. When an aircraft has an electrical mishap, avionics electrical technicians are on the task and at their best!

Clearwater, Fla. – The newest Coast Guard City

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Evanson, 7th Coast Guard District public affairs. From an apartment to a shelter, a house to a condo, a “home” can mean a lot of things. For the 650 Coast Guard members and […]

Video of the Year contest

Day 9: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Our ninth video features Air Station Clearwater rescuing two men from the water after their boat capsized and they were left clinging to the hull. Petty Officer 2nd Class Morgan Miholics, the flight mechanic and hoist operator in the video, narrates the b-roll footage. Click on the post to watch the video and find out how to vote for your favorite…

Video of the Year contest

Day 3: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Our third video features the rescue of two elderly people who jumped into the water from a disabled sailboat in order to be hoisted out of danger by a Coast Guard helicopter. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Warner, the rescue swimmer, narrates the b-roll video. This case was Warner’s first rescue as an aviation survival technician.

Coast Guard Locates Missing Boy

Early this morning, Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater air crews onboard a C-130 plane located the boat carrying a three-year-old boy who was reportedly kidnapped by his father last Saturday, November 28, 2009. The 32-foot sailboat was approximately 100 nautical […]