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Men Against The Sea
The Coast Guard patrol craft Wilcox was lost off the Mid-Atlantic coast during World War II on September 30, 1943. The account of the vessel's loss is taken from the statement made by its commanding officer, Lt. Elliott Smyzer, a few hours after his rescue.
Station Nome ... Saving Lives Near The Top Of The World!
Of all the lifesaving stations in Coast Guard history, by far the most remote station was located at Nome, Alaska, on the northern Bering Sea coastline. The Life-Saving Service station at Nome's isolation resulted in a unique history.
USCG Air Crew Hoists Female From Niagara Falls Water
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit helicopter crew member Petty Officer 2nd Class Derrian Duryea, an aviation survival technician, deploys from an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and retrieves an unresponsive female from a vehicle submerged in the near freezing Niagara River waters at the brink of the falls during snowy weather conditions.
USCGC Mohawk's Groundbreaking Eastern Pacific Deployment
While on patrol in the Eastern Pacific, the Mohawk crew disrupted illegal narcotics smuggling, interdicting more than 3,200 pounds of cocaine and conducted joint training missions with crews from Panama and Ecuador.
Honoring Coast Guard's First African American Diver
Ralph Berry, the first Coast Guard African American diver with Capt. Lamont Bazemore, Chief of Planning and Force Readiness for the Fifth Coast Guard District, during a ceremony honoring his service at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
The Sky Is No Limit!
USCG Lt. Carolyn Mahoney recently flew an aircrew to Abbotsford International Airport in British Columbia, Canada to participate in the world’s largest diversity outreach that allows girls and boys an opportunity to engage with pilots and explore various civilian and military aircraft improvement of gender and cultural diversity in high-tech STEM fields.
Non-Compliant Vessel Interdiction Training
A Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 45-foot response boat–medium crew conducts non-compliant vessel (NCV) training near South Padre Island, Texas to maintain readiness for response to the high number of Mexican Lancha interdictions.
USCG New Cutter Named After Hero, NFL Great
The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the USCGC Emlen Tunnell (WPC 1145), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia's fourth 154-foot Sentinel-class cutter. The cutter was named after hero and football great Emlen Tunnell, who was the first African American inducted into the Pro-Football Hall of Fame.
Joint Maritime Law Enforcement, Security Ops
Multiple USA and Canadian partner agencies planned and executed four large-scale interagency, bi-national operations throughout the 2021 summer with the primary goal to deter illicit activities in the region throughout the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, and Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Coast Guard TCCM Company Commander Leads By Example
Although Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Cody Roberts had only been a company commander for a little over a year at Training Center Cape May, it was no surprise that he was selected as company commander of the quarter so soon.
USCGC Resolute Interdicts 183 Haitian Migrants
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Resolute interdicts a Haitian sail freighter in Northern Haiti with 183 Haitians attempting to sail to the United States. The vessel was dangerously overloaded, had no navigation equipment, and had only a handful of life jackets.
Elementary Students Receive Backpacks, School Supplies
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and partners from the Department of Homeland Security handed out 289 backpacks filled with school supplies to students of Turner Elementary during their back-to-school night event, the official welcome for students before the first day of school.