Guardians rescued three men from their sinking fishing vessel approximately 60 miles into the Gulf of Mexico yesterday. A helicopter out of Air Station Clearwater, Fla. responding to the vessel’s EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) spotted the handheld flare the men were waving from 15-miles out and hoisted them to safety. Story here
The Coast Guard’s first female rescue swimmer is retiring after 25-years of distinguished service. LCDR Kelly Larson made history as the first female to complete Navy Rescue Swimmer school in 1986. LCDR Larson would attend OCS in 1993 and become a rescue helicopter plot in 1996. Story here
Welcome home LT Tony Migliorini Jr.! LT Migliorini is on leave from Afghanistan where he is currently serving as part of a Coast Guard RAID (Redeployment Assistance and Inspection Detachment) team supporting U.S. military personnel throughout the Middle East. We hope the LT enjoys his time with his family over the holidays and wish him safety and success upon his redeployment.
Click here for the story and a video of Migliorini’s surprise reunion with his family.