Our Coast Guard is full of strong, amazing women who are not only great, hard-working Coast Guard members, but are also pulling double duty as moms! Here’s the story of one such woman who strives every day to balance her busy schedule as an avionics electrical technician and a mom of two young daughters.
Tag: Air Station Cape Cod
When the forecast calls for visible moisture, the risk of flying gets more challenging for the pilots and crew. Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod are up for the challenge.
When there is a search and rescue case, the water temperature doesn’t matter, because the risk is always measured against the value of saving a life. This means our Coast Guard rescue swimmers must rely on their gear to protect them against the cold because “preparation can be the difference between life and death.”
An already hazardous situation made worse by severe winter weather, Coast Guard Cape Cod CGNR 6033 crew heroically displayed their bravery, ingenuity and grit in the rescue of a father and son aboard an imperiled sailboat earning them The Captain Frank Erickson Award.
During a severe snow storm in Massachusetts in early February, a premature baby was born on Nantucket and was in need of medical care beyond what the island’s hospital could provide. The CGNR 2309 crew of from Air Station Cape Cod pushed the limits to deliver a medical team and neonatal incubator to save the child’s life earning them the Cmdr. Elmer F. Stone award.
Senior Chief Petty Officer Peter MacDougall recalled the dark and stormy nights he went out into, knowing his wife could hear the helicopter take off from their house, imagining the anxiety it caused her. He spoke about the close calls. He spoke about survivors he rescued from the grip of the sea, and the men and women he served alongside who made each of his 40 years of service special.
When commercial lobsterman John Aldridge was reported missing aboard the 44-foot vessel Anna Mary, a massive search effort ensued. Rescue crews from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York all came together to search for Aldridge in area larger than the state of Rhode Island. The man entrusted with communicating to the assets and crews? Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean Davis.
As the Coast Guard and the other military services celebrate the resiliency of the military child during the month of April, we’re putting a spotlight on the Coast Guard’s 7-year partnership with national youth organization Boys & Girls Clubs of America. By helping military kids cope, adjust and progress through the most formative years of their lives, BGCA’s youth programs strive to make happiness and well-being a priority for military families.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Pearson is a machinery technician, one of the Coast Guard’s largest enlisted ratings. As a machinery technician, Pearson is a leader and manager, with a breadth of knowledge in all areas of machinery operation and maintenance. Pearson, alongside his engineering team, discovered the seas were so large, the bottom of the cutter was being exposed to air – either from excessive side-to-side rocking or when becoming airborne over the crest of a wave.
The Coast Guard has a proud tradition of preserving life in even the most adverse conditions and stood ready to continue that tradition in the wake of Sandy. Coast Guard helicopter crews were busy responding to multiple requests to rescue people who were trapped in their homes in the wake of the storm. Coast Guard aircrews were sent from both air stations Atlantic City and Cape Cod to provide search and rescue response.