San Luis Pass

Swim somewhere else

All across the United States, there are beaches notorious for strong rip currents and other hazardous swimming conditions. Down in central Texas, one place in particular provides a constant and dangerous challenge for the area rescue services – San Luis Pass. Coast Guard crews from Air Station Houston recently conducted rescue training in the area to acclimate themselves to the treacherous conditions presented by San Luis Pass and to bring public awareness to the hazards of the area. For the crews, it was an eye-opening experience.

Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year

Shipmate of the Week – AETC Travis Cutler

Honor. Respect. Devotion to duty. For Coast Guard members, these are more than just simple words, they are core values. As Chief Petty Officer Travis Cutler advanced through the ranks, these words shaped his daily actions and became a way of life. Cutler’s embodiment of the Coast Guard’s core values, strength of character and leadership abilities have earned him the title of Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year. As a result of this selection, Cutler was meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer in a ceremony held today in Washington, D.C.

Beach safety

Don’t swim near the pass

Last week, Coast Guard aircrews conducted rescue training in San Luis Pass at the southwestern end of Galveston Island, Texas. From morning to afternoon, the crewmembers hoisted mock survivors to MH-65 Dolphin helicopters in many different ways to simulate the various scenarios they could face on any given day.