For the past 224 years the Coast Guard has safeguarded our nation’s maritime interests, providing a 24/7 presence along America’s rivers, ports, coastline and on the high seas. But while the Coast Guard’s presence and impact is regional, national and international, our operations are often out of sight.
Standing on the 17th Street Pier in Astoria, Ore., you’ll witness the ebb and flow of a bustling maritime community as fishermen prepare for the days catch and tug and pilot boats set out to safeguard commercial ships. But there’s a new addition to the pier in the form of a simple black granite slab. The monument is plain but what it stands for is a rich respect and partnership that has lasted for generations. Six words are etched in the granite to symbolize this respect – Astoria an official Coast Guard City.
Advanced Helicopter Rescue School students get together for a class photo near Cape Disappointment, Wash., while a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant rescue helicopter hovers in the background. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn. Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Littlejohn, 13th Coast Guard District public affairs. Hail
Petty Officer 2nd Class Leon Doniphan clings to a chain after rescuing a girl in danger of being swept away on the Columbia River in Astoria, Ore. Photo courtesy of Rod Hallock. Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn. Search and Rescue is perhaps the most well known of all the Coast Guard missions.
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…
And… we’re off! The contest is now officially underway for Coast Guard Video of the Year! Yesterday we offered you a sampling of the top 11 Coast Guard videos of 2010. Now, it is time for you to view each individual video, including commentary from a member of the Coast Guard unit involved in the
Post Written by Bob Hopkins “Deadliest Catch” film-crewmembers received Coast Guard training in preparation for filming the popular Discovery Channel reality show that covers the dangerous king crab fishery in Alaska. The film-crewmembers received survival suit, life raft and flare training combined with drills in the pool. The crew will be embedded with the Coast
Click on this picture to watch amazing video footage of the rescue shot by the Aircraft Commander, LT Rapp. Can you imagine what it would be like to deploy out of a helicopter over rocky cliffs and turbulent seas and swim in and back out of a cave with raging waves to rescue someone. Almost
Despite the blazing fire and the fact they had to abandon ship into a liferaft, two crewmembers onboard a 60-foot boat called the Coast Guard for help and relayed their position greatly aiding in their quick and safe rescue. Calm seas, daylight and the Coast Guard Cutter Active only eight miles from the burning vessel