Tag: Air Station Sacramento

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Auxiliarist Roland “Larry” Johnson

Coast Guard Auxiliarists act as force multipliers for Coast Guard units across the nation. This all-volunteer service assist Coast Guard men and women on a daily basis by patrolling our waterways, conducting over flights for various operations and teaching people across the country the importance of safe boating practices

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: IS2 Tyler Sherman

IS2 Tyler Sherman

Intelligence Specialists, a cadre of highly trained Coast Guard intelligence professionals, are a key element in the successful integration of intelligence and operations in the Coast Guard, helping to protect and safeguard the nation through more intelligence-driven operations. Their classified work provides timely, actionable and relevant intelligence to commanders and operating forces of the Coast Guard.

Shipmate of the Week – AUX Ron Clark

Ron Clark

Air Station Sacramento executes a wide range of Coast Guard missions for the Eastern Pacific Area; from the entire west coast of the United States, areas west of Canada and south along the Baja California coast. Carrying out missions such as search and rescue and marine and environmental, the air station maintains a 24-hour immediate response capability, with a “ready” crew on duty at all times. One of the dedicated crewmembers who stands this watch is Auxiliarist Ron Clark.

A herculean effort

Air Station Sacramento

The HC-130 Hercules aircraft is a mainstay of the United States Coast Guard air fleet. The service’s history with the airplane dates back to 1958, and the “Herc” continues to prove itself time and again. Operated by a crew of seven, the Hercules can airdrop life rafts, deliver critical supplies or survey a coastline after a natural disaster. But for the 190 members stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, the Hercules does more than just proves itself – it sets the bar for excellence.

Coast Guard seizes a ton of marijuana

CGC Edisto marijuana bust

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta Disco, public affairs specialist, and Lt. Ari Fitzwater, CGC Edisto commanding officer, contributed to this post SAN DIEGO – Click on the image to watch a video of CGC Edisto offloading a ton of marijuana seized 40 miles off San Diego last weekend. U.S. Coast Guard video by PA2 Henry

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Photo Essay: Memorial Service for Rescue 1705

A Coast Guard Petty Officer makes final preparations to the front stage for the memorial ceremony at Air Station Sacramento Friday, Nov. 6, 2009. The service was for the Coast Guard and Marine Corps aircrew who lost their lives in a midair collision the evening of Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009. U. S. Coast Guard photo

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itCG – watch 1705 memorial, school ferry BUI, tactical training, hazardous duty

Video of CGC Valiant offloading five tons of cocaine seized during a 30-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. (Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen.) Click here to read more. Later today, Air Station Sacramento will host a memorial service to honor the  Guardians of Rescue 1705 who went missing after their

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itCG – Rescue 1705 memorial, 5-ton drug bust, major river closed, winter coat drive

This painting by Coast Guard artist Ken Smith, titled “Air Station Savannah,” is the winner of the Coast Guard Art Program’s 2009 George Gray Award. “Air Station Savannah” headlines “Semper Paratus,” an exhibition of Coast Guard art on loan to the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago until January 2010. Click on the image to learn

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itCG – Fallen Guardians honored, ADM Allen testifies, runaway vessel, medevac rescue

Thousands on Facebook have changed their profile picture to the patch worn by Guardians at Air Station Sacramento in tribute to the crew of Coast Guard C-130 “Rescue 1705”. Click on the image for a hi-resolution version of the patch. Thousands are using the Internet to honor the seven fallen Guardians lost this past weekend.

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