The U.S. Coast Guard lived up to its motto of being “Always Ready” in 2011 – from interdicting the first drug sub in Caribbean waters to providing humanitarian relief to a drought-stricken island nation, Coast Guard crews had a remarkable year. As 2011 winds down, Compass brings to you “Your Coast Guard in 2011” –
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Petty Officer 2nd Class Bruce Matlock, a marine science technician at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge, looks out over the rising water of the Atchafalaya River, May 17, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Renee C. Aiello. Since April, Coast Guard men and women have deployed in support of
A member of MSD Cincinnati's Disaster Area Response Team tosses a sandbag to Senior Chief Petty Officer Darren Cliffe as the two men attempt to help save a house from rising floodwaters in Brookport, Ill. Their DART has been working with local and federal agencies to assist in flood response in communities throughout Southern Illinois.
Coast Guard Reservist Lt. j.g. Ash Thorne wades out into a water-covered driveway that his disaster area response team had crossed to rescue a couple trapped in their home by floodwater. Thorne is supervising two teams of Coast Guard Reservists from Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River as they assist in flood response in rain-soaked
Coast Guard members in an airboat from Station Belle Isle, Mich., patrol floodwaters while conducting wellness checks. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle. Written by Lt. Rob McCaskey, chief of incident management, Sector Upper Mississippi River. After nearly three weeks of operations, the Coast Guard is winding down its response
With contributions from Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm. Steve Revering, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrett Hodgson and Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild conduct wellness checks. Coast Guard members are working with state and local agencies to conduct wellness checks and perform rescues and other critical functions to ensure
Jesse Jahner, a sheriff with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, carries a young girl to safety after a dike broke near her home trapping her inside. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert. With contributions from Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant and Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm Coast Guard personnel,