Once in a decade challenge

The operations the Coast Guard performs in the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos – or OPBAT – are demanding and critical in halting drug and migrant smuggling activity. So when something unexpected happens, the crew must pull together to remedy any situation that comes their way. This is exactly what Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crewmembers did when they were forced to perform a precautionary landing on the southern shore of Mayaguana Island, Bahamas, just three feet from the waters edge.

Shipmate of the Week – AMTC Jack Hancock

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Judy L. Silverstein. He has a reserved demeanor, but he’s also intensely committed. Chief Petty Officer Jack Hancock of Air Station Clearwater has a keen eye for the big picture, but remains focused on […]