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Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2017 – Saturday and Sunday

Coast Guard members never stop working, not even on the weekends. The work and volunteer force includes more than 85,000 people, to include auxilarist, civilians, reservists and active duty members. Each person is a valuable member of the Coast Guard team to help ensure the security of our Nation’s people, assets and waterways. Check out what the Coast Guard does on the weekends to aid those in distress and to protect our shores!

Preparing for the mission

The Coast Guard’s ability to complete missions across the globe is contingent upon capable platforms and, most importantly, Coast Guard members with the proper skills, knowledge, and experience. Prior to deployments, Coast Guard cutters and aircraft crews hone their proficiency through rigorous training programs and practice. Providing the most realistic and high fidelity training environment to practice shipboard helicopter operations, Coast Guard Cutter Venturous led a Deck Qualification Landing (DLQ) exercise, also known as a DLQ Roundup, off the coast of Miami.

Honoring the legacy of Coast Guard aviation during Vietnam

Honoring the legacy of Vietnam aviation

“Their numbers were not large – their contribution was,” said Capt. Sean Cross. “They were all volunteers, many with spouses and families, who regularly put their lives on the line to save fellow airmen who were in peril of death or capture. Their focus was on Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty.”

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Aux Jim Johnson

Just as lake effect snow and northern Michigan are one, so are U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary aviation and Jim Johnson. A member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary since 2001, Mr. Johnson currently serves as the assistant 9th District staff officer for aviation and the auxiliary air coordinator for the 9th District central region.

The passing of wings: An ‘ancient’ tradition

Ancient. It’s not normally something you’d want to be called. Unless of course, you are earning the title of a Coast Guard “ancient” – an honor given to a select group of experienced service members. Today, in a change of watch ceremony held at Air Station Traverse City, Mich., retired Vice Adm. John Currier passed the Ancient Albatross designation to Rear Adm. John Korn.

Shipmate of the Week – AST3 Thomas McArthur

Petty Officer McArthur

UPDATE: As a Dunwoody, Ga., native Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas McArthur was a guest on MyFOX Atlanta Nov. 3. Click to watch his interview. Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas McArthur recieves an award during a Scouting Salutes the Military event Oct. 27, 2011. McArthur was honored by the Boy Scouts for rescuing 12 people

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Day 11: Final Coast Guard Video of the Year nominee

Our eleventh and final video features the rescue of three people, their cat and dog during the Red River Valley floods from an aircrew from Air Station Traverse City, Michigan and is narrated by Avionics Electrical Technician (AET) Second Class Kevin Davis. (U.S. Coast Guard illustration) Click the image to watch the video and cast

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itCG – lost hunter located, emergency drill in Boston, Congress to recognize Rescue 1705

A boatcrew member at Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C. keeps a watchful eye during a Homeland Security patrol on the Potomac River – Monday, Nov. 16, 2009.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandyn Hill.) Guardians assisted in the search for a lost Michigan hunter yesterday. A helicopter deployed from Air Station

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