itCG-flags of our fallen, PS rating decommissioning, 10K in two busts

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  • Yesterday, the Compass posted a story about the memorial dedication to honor and remember the fallen aircrews at Air Station Barbers Point. Guardians also honored the men by flying five Coast Guard flags at units across the nation with the ultimate destination of Air Station Barbers Point for the dedication ceremony. The effort soon became much more than simply flying the flag on the unit flagpole. Watch a video of the amazing story here
    Story here
  • Yesterday, the final class of Port Security Specialists (PS) graduated from “A” School at Training Center Yorktown, Virginia. The reserve only rating will be replaced by the newly establish Maritime Enforcement Specialist (ME) rating. This new reserve and active duty rating will hold “A” School at the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, South Carolina. The first class is set to begin in January 2010.
    Story here
  • In the past month, Coast Guard crews seized 10,000 pounds of cocaine worth nearly $100 million in two busts in the Western Caribbean. Since October 2008, Guardians in Coast Guard District Seven have confiscated over 39,000 pounds of cocaine.
    Story here
  • Yesterday morning, a Coast Guard small boat crew rescued three people clinging to their capsized boat about two miles off the coast of Southern California. As their boat began flooding from large swells coming over the stern, the passengers made a distress call for help, which greatly aided in their quick rescue.
    Story here

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