When a mariner is found at sea it is no accident. In fact it is often the result of hours of deliberate search and rescue planning and continually nurtured partnerships across jurisdictions and borders. Search and rescue governance is an important element in the Pacific where vast distances and limited resources make saving lives all the more challenging.
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Lt. Cmdr. Harry Greene has a passion for flying both on and off duty. He is a helicopter pilot at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point and an aircraft enthusiast in his off-duty time.
“This position represents the culmination of my aviation career and I am proud to represent the Coast Guard’s enlisted air crewmembers. I am excited to meet with the Coast Guard’s distinguished current and former aviators and air crewmen to share our Aviation legacy.”
Petty Officer 3rd Class Craig Longobardi, an aviation maintenance technician who was until recently stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, has earned his own place in the over-achieving Coast Guardsmen hall of fame. Longobardi has just returned from the 2013 Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon in the Himalayas of Nepal.
A portrait of a Coast Guard heroine – the first female Coast Guard aviator killed in the line of duty. Lt. Colleen Cain's helicopter crashed during a rescue mission off Hawaii, 1982. U.S. Coast Guard portrait by Leonora Rae Smith. Lt. Colleen Cain, a Coast Guard reservist, became the service’s first female helicopter pilot in
Today’s video seems like it is right out of a hollywood blockbuster and features a plane making a dramatic landing into the Pacific Ocean. Coast Guard aircrews coached the pilot on how to ditch his Cessna 310 aircraft and then rescued him approximately 13 miles northeast of the Big Island, Hawaii Oct. 7.
The wide breadth of missions in the 14th Coast Guard District was evident in 2011 as Coast Guard men and women carried out operations in the service’s largest area of responsibility – 12.2 million square miles to be precise. Although Hawaii is the hub of the Coast Guard in the Pacific, operations take the Coast Guard across the Pacific to answer the call for help, enforce laws and protect our natural resources.
HONOLULU – The rescue aircrew, Lt. Cmdr. Dan Long, Lt. j.g. Jason Gross, Aviation Survival Technician 2nd Class Colin Clyne and Aviation Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Brett Watts, stand by the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at Air Station Barbers Point. Coast Guard photo. Update: The status of the rescued aircrew has been updated in paragraph four
Written by Chief Petty Officer CC Clayton, editor-in-chief, Coast Guard Magazine Ever wonder what the Coast Guard does in an average week during the winter months? Probably pretty slow, right? While a lot of people are digging themselves out from another winter snowstorm, our service is out in full force training, rescuing those in need,
`Today marks the one year anniversary of the loss of a Coast Guard air crew onboard CG6505, an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Barber Point, Hawaii. Commander Thomas Nelson, Lieutenant Commander Andrew Wischmeier, Aviation Survival Technician First Class David Skimin and Aviation Maintenance Technician Second Class Joshua Nichols lost their lives when their helicopter