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Saluting a Mother Who Serves: Petty Officer Amanda Terry

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.

A history of heroes

Rescue swimmer

The history of a military unit helps mold and shape its identity, sometimes just as much as the crews who carry out its missions. When a unit reaches 50 years in operation it usually serves as a proud marking point and an excellent time to look back on what events shaped that identity. For Air Station Los Angeles, that day came on Nov. 16, 2012, during an ceremony attended by current and past aircrews.

Mobilizing in the aftermath of a hurricane

Hurricane Isaac survey flight

With the threat of destruction looming every hurricane season, complacency is a responder’s worst enemy and aircrews work year-round to ensure they are ready to support their nation and community in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Altogether the preparedness and teamwork at the region’s four air stations paid huge dividends post-Isaac in the form of 28 lives saved and 54 assisted.

Shipmate of the Week – The crew of CG6022

AST2 Faulkner and survivor

The CG6022 aircrew of Petty Officer 2nd Class Sara Faulkner, Petty Officer 2nd Class James Nelson, Lt. George Menze and Lt. George Cottrell, not shown, successfully rescued three sailors off the coast of the Bahamas. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O’leary. Uncontrollable variables, such as weather, location, time of day

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Day 8: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Video of the Year contest

Our eighth video features Coast Guard Air Station Astoria rescuing a 17-year-old boy after he fell from a 200-foot cliff in Lewis and Clark State Park, Wash. Lt. Mark Lynch, a Royal Australian Navy pilot flying the case, narrates the video. Click on the post to watch the video and find out how to vote for your favorite…

The “Legacy Bird”

The 6584 at ALC

The 6584 at ALC Elizabeth City after it was outfitted with upgraded equipment and painted in its legacy colors. U.S. Coast Guard photo. On a beautiful Southern California day, beachgoers and boaters will see several aircraft fly over the water. News helicopters, planes pulling advertisement banners and even the occasional seaplane. Despite the busy skies,

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Air Station Cape Cod honors crew of CG-1432

Post Written by Public Affairs Specialist 2nd Class Dan Bender It was a somber morning for the crew of Air Station Cape Cod yesterday as they paused to remember four of their brothers in a memorial service. The flight crew aboard the HH-3F helicopter CG-1432 was on an rescue mission 180 miles southeast of Cape

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Guardian of the Week – AST1 Drew Dazzo

Pictured with one of the survivors, Rudy Snel, Dazzo poses with his Star of Courage. He was presented the medal and honored by her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall yesterday. (photo by MCpl Jean-François Néron, Rideau Hall) Yesterday, Coast Guard rescue swimmer Drew Dazzo was awarded the

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Ensign Cook Reports – Air Station Elizabeth City Part IV

Post Written By Ensign Lindsay Cook Hello Everyone, My last flight at the air station and the crew. From left to right: AMTC Mitchell, AMTC Langley, ENS Cook, LT Leone, and LT Huntley. My time at Air Station Elizabeth City has come to a close. While there, I learned a lot and got to fly

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