As we conclude our Week in the Life 2015 series, we feature images from a press conference in Miami, geotracing in the Arctic, security of high-capacity passenger vessels in Honolulu and a successful rescue in Savannah, Georgia.
Tag: Air Station Savannah
On Feb. 28, 2012, four Coast Guard members lost their lives in a helicopter crash that was felt by every one of the service’s approximate 42,000 men and women. Lt. Shannon Scaff, an instructor with the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, South Carolina, and long time friend of Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor, decided to invest his grief into something positive: a test of his mind, body and will.
I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for our family. You are a true hero – not just because of your service to our country, but because you always put your family first.
Weather conditions, crew responsiveness, incoming hazards and myriad meters, gauges and measurements. These are just a few of the things a pilot has to be wary of when flying an aircraft. A new concern is affecting Coast Guard pilots from Cape Cod, to Hawaii, from Puerto Rico to Seattle. Every air station in the Coast Guard is on the lookout for a simple beam of light.
The SAR alarm is sounded and a Coast Guard helicopter is launched. As the aircrew arrives on scene, ready to search for the boater who needs their help, a green light enters the cockpit. It’s a green laser being shined from land and its blinding beam forces the pilots to head back to base, unable to finish their search. This life-threatening incident is not a made-up story but something happening to Coast Guard aircrews along our nation’s coasts as they take flight to save lives.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jawhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City provides an overflight of areas affected by Hurricane Irene in the area of Oregon Inlet, N.C., Aug. 29, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. As the season’s first Atlantic hurricane, Irene’s high winds and heavy rains downed trees, took out
As a family of seven cast their lines 25 miles off the coast of Charleston, S.C., for a day of fishing over Labor Day weekend, their 38-foot Fountain boat began to flood with water. They called “mayday” on their VHF radio and gave details of their location, but their call for help was distorted. With
Coast Guard rescue swimmer Jon Houlberg exits the helicopter on his way to rescue a man trapped on a sandbar below in this U.S. Coast Guard illustration. Click the image to watch video of the rescue. A Coast Guard helicopter was deployed by Air Station Savannah over the weekend to rescue a man stranded on
Four of Santa's elves, (left to right) Pam Scholz, Tiffani Scott, Tammy Knox, and Lynn Stiles, all members of the Kodiak Officer's Spouses Association, haul presents from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak. Kodiak-based Guardians have been bringing Santa to the remote Kodiak Island villages for 32 years. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st