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SAR in Action: Seventh Pacific Regional Search and Rescue Workshop

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.

On top of the world


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.

Remembering LT Colleen Cain 30 years later

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

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Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Hawaii Pacific

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.

UPDATE: Coast Guard helps rescue Marines from downed helicopter

HH65 Dolphic Helicopter

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

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Week in the Life of the Coast Guard: Tuesday


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,

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Guardians of the Week – CDR Nelson, LCDR Wischmeier, AST1 Skimin, AMT2 Nichols

`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

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