Air Station Clearwater, Air National Guard team up!

The Air National Guard reported aboard Air Station Clearwater as part of a unique partnership between the Coast Guard and the Air National Guard to refurbish various areas around the 72-acre base.

From school books to survival swimming

Every summer for the past six years crewmembers from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida have hosted a week-long internship for these high school students. The internship allowed them to experience the behind the scenes vantage point of both Coast Guard and civil aviation. Furthermore, the internship exposed the students and cadets to other job opportunities and career paths within the Coast Guard.

Shipmate of the Week – LCDR Neil Orlich

The facilities engineering division – a team of more than 30 – provides preventative and corrective maintenance support to the 72-acre facility, the Coast Guards largest operational unit, which includes two remote operating locations in Great Inagua and Andros Island, Bahamas. The facilities engineering division recently earned The Cowart Award, presented for outstanding contributions from a Coast Guard civil engineering and shore facility management program.

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Shipmate of the Week – Juanita Collins

Juanita Collins is one busy teenager. She’s a class president, varsity volleyball captain, athlete-scholar, a capella singer, hospice volunteer and Sunday school teacher. She’s worked on projects with the Key Club, Relay for Life, Food bank, Ronald McDonald House and Salvation Army. That’s a lot of responsibility for any one person, not to mention a teenager. But Juanita is not just a teenager; she’s a Coast Guard daughter.