Over the past year a team of students from the University of Alabama have traveled across the nation compiling video and conducting interviews for an upcoming documentary on the U.S. Coast Guard’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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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.
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.
A family of nine was enjoying a relaxing summer vacation on Dog Island, south of Carrabelle, Fla. But slow-moving Topical Storm Debby had other plans for them.
A sinking self-propelled, semi-submersible was interdicted in the Western Caribbean Sea March 30, 2012, by the crews of Coast Guard Cutter Decisive, Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island, Joint Interagency Task Force South and the Honduran Navy. The SPSS sank during the interdiction in thousands of feet of water. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Coast Guard crews
Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., personnel and family members pay their respects during a ceremony honoring the service and memories of Coast Guard helicopter 6535. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Earlier today the Coast Guard bid farewell to four of its own. In a memorial service held
Members of the U.S. Army's 7th Special Forces Group jump out of an Coast Guard aircraft for a training exercise near Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso, Fla. The training exercise was the first of its kind between the Coast Guard and the Army. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.
Written by William Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian As a minority officer, Wilks led the service towards greater diversity post-World War II by breaking the color barrier in several areas of the service. U.S. Coast Guard photo. In the United States Coast Guard, there are thousands of highly motivated men and women doing extraordinary
The crew of CG-2307 Lt. Eric Wilson, Lt. Bryan Brownlee, Lt. j.g. Lewis Johnson, Petty Officer 2nd Class Katrina Cooley, Petty Officer 3rd Class Sudan Hameen, and Lt. Terdell Nash. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Lt. Bryan Brownlee, Aviation Training Center Mobile February is African American History Month which represents a period of reflection
Volunteers from the New England Aquarium give fluids to an endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle to keep him hydrated for transport from Massachusetts to Florida. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Connie Terrell. This past weekend, 20 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles got a lift home with the help of a dedicated team of scientists and Coast