itCG – search and rescue, zero fatalities on Tahoe in ’08-’09, Citizen’s Action Network, Trees for Troops

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Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen with Rescue Swimmer Abram A. Heller. Heller was awarded the 2009 International Maritime Organization Bravery At Sea Award for single-handedly rescuing 8 people in Arctic waters in March 2008. Click the image to read more.
Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen with rescue swimmer Abram A. Heller. Heller was awarded the 2009 International Maritime Organization Bravery At Sea Award for single-handedly rescuing 8 people in Arctic waters in March 2008. Click the image to read more.
  • Guardians from Station Golden Gate and Air Station San Francisco were able to save one of two sailors thrown from their sailboat off the coast of California Friday night. While the cause of the capsize is unknown, the area was under a weather advisory for heavy winds and high surf. Though the investigation is ongoing, both men were reportedly wearing life jackets at the time of the capsize and at least one of them was able to launch a flare which led to the search and rescue deployment and enabled rescuers to locate and recover both men.
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  • Lake Tahoe is one of California’s most popular year-round vacation destinations. That makes it all the more impressive that Station Lake Tahoe was able to report zero boating related fatalities during the past year from October 2008 to October 2009. Guardians credit the safety record to the cooperation of active duty and Auxiliary Guardians on every aspect of boater safety including patrols, safety inspections and boater education.
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  • The Coast Guard’s Eighth District recently launched its Citizen’s Action Network – think “neighborhood watch” – to monitor the waterways of southern Louisiana. The program, modeled after the District 13 Citizen’s Action Network set-up several years ago, requires participants to have nothing other than a cell-phone and a view of the water from their residence or workplace.
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  • A former Guardian and his family are doing their part to make sure families of service men and women deployed overseas have a proper Christmas. Retired Guardian Stephen Boynton is donating 400 douglas firs from a tree farm he and his family operate to the national Trees for Troops program which provided 17,082 Christmas trees to military families at 53 military bases around the country (including two overseas). Click here to learn more about Trees for Troops and to find out how to participate in their Trees for Troops weekend December 4-6.
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