The Coast Guard protects and defends more than 100,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways, and safeguards an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) encompassing 4.5 million square miles, which is the largest EEZ in the world! View this “Week in the Life” blog to see what Coast Guard members accomplished on Fridays during February.
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On Thursday’s Week in the Life series, Air Station Los Angeles crews conduct cliff rescue training in Rancho Palos Verde, Calif., boarding team member evaluations in Alexandria Bay, N.Y., advanced culinary training at Fort Lee, Va., an active shooter exercise in Boston and advancement ceremonies at Air Station Detroit.
There’s an old English proverb that says, “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.” That proverb would be best served carved onto every boat that enters the water. Things can change in a moment’s notice, and boaters have to be prepared. And, it’s because they were prepared that Ryan Miller and his son Cody Mack, Brian Nelson, and Jack Fischer Jr., all from Michigan, are still alive to tell their harrowing story of spending 14 hours in the waters of Lake Huron after their boat capsized July 9.
Aviate, navigate, communicate. These three words are drilled into the minds of Coast Guard pilots from day one. First, you have to focus on flying the plane. Next, you have to figure out where the plane is headed. Lastly, you have to talk to those in or outside the plane. This week 3,000 aviators descend
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,
As part of our ongoing celebration of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation , we wanted to bring you the story of Lt. Jack Rittichier, Coast Guard aviator # 997 and the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in action during the Vietnam War. Lt. Jack C. Rittichier and Lt. Cmdr. Lonnie L. Mixon, the
LT Jack C. Rittichier stands beside his aircraft in this U.S. Coast Guard photo. The women and men of Air Station Detroit marked a somber anniversary earlier this week and honored the memory of a fallen hero. On June 9, 1968, Lieutenant Jack C. Rittichier was shot down and killed in action while performing a
Cmdr. Daniel Travers was inducted into the Boys and Girls Club of America’s Alumni Hall of Fame with prominent public figures such as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and Toledo, Ohio Mayor Mike Bell, all who have been recognized for their work with the clubs. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Schuhlein)
Salvage divers with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay have recovered the Air Station Detroit HH-65C helicopter that crashed into Lake Huron last Friday. The service is looking into the circumstances of the crash but it’s plain to see from the pictures below that it was a miracle all three people aboard survived.
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter from Air Station Detroit crashed into southern Lake Huron last night during a training evolution. All three aviators aboard the aircraft escaped without injuries and were rescued by a boat crew from Station Port Huron that was participating in the exercise. The Coast Guard has set up a safety perimeter