Tag: Deepwater Horizon

Coast Guard aircrews honored for excellence

JIATF-South deployment

Although the birth of naval aviation is traced back to 1911, it wasn’t until almost 30 years later that one of the Coast Guard’s most powerful assets, the helicopter, became part of naval flight. In the spring of 1943, then Lt. Frank Erickson graduated from helicopter training and became Coast Guard helicopter pilot No. 1.

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Day 11: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Video of the Year contest

Our eleventh and final video features the Coast Guard Cutter Juniper, homeported in Newport, R.I., skimming oil off the Florida and Alabama coast as part of the ongoing Administration-wide effort to combat the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Lt. j.g. Andrew Kauffman narrates the b-roll video. Click on the post to watch the video and find out how to vote for your favorite…

Latest Coast Guard Magazine online

Coast Guard Magazine

Post contributed by Coast Guard Magazine Editor, Chief CC Clayton. The latest issue of Coast Guard Magazine is hot off the press! Can’t wait to get your hands on a hard copy? The latest issue can be viewed and downloaded online. Some highlights from this edition: Remember the crew who were lost when Coast Guard

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BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Information and Suggestions

As the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to generate interest, we want to reiterate the best place for information on response efforts – the official Unified Area Command Website. The entire site is full of regularly updated useful information, some of the best resources include the maps (daily trajectory forecasts, oil impact assessment and situation

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ADM Papp updates from the Gulf of Mexico

Admiral Robert Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard, updates the media on the Coast Guard’s role in the Deepwater Horizon Response. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Yesterday, Admiral Bob Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard, spent the first of what will be three days touring Coast Guard operations in support of the Deepwater Horizon Response. It

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Gulf Oil Spill on National Geographic

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) As the world continues to follow the response to the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, National Geographic Channel will air the special Gulf Oil Spill. Combining stunning video obtained from the Coast

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BP attempts “top kill” to stop oil leak

Illustration of BP's "top kill" procedure. Click the image to view animation of the procedure on YouTube. (Courtesy DeepwaterHorizonResponse.com) At approximately 1 p.m. (CDT) this afternoon, BP initiated a procedure referred to as a “top kill” in an attempt to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico resulting from the explosion and

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ADM Allen to stay on as NIC

There has been a lot of speculation over the past couple of weeks as to who would run the federal response to the BP Oil Spill once Admiral Allen is relieved as Commandant of the Coast Guard on Tuesday. Today, Secretary Napolitano put an end to the rumors when she announced that Admiral Allen would

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Rear Admiral Landry talks to bloggers about oil spill

Rear Admiral Mary Landry spoke to bloggers yesterday about the ongoing response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. RADM Landry is the Eighth Coast Guard District commander and is currently acting as the Federal On Scene Coordinator for the Unified Area Command Deepwater Horizon Response. Click here to download and listen to

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How you can help with the Deepwater Horizon response

Are you or your business looking for an opportunity to help with the Deepwater Horizon response? From reporting impacted shoreline areas and/or wildlife to offering your vessel to help with the clean-up, there are any number of ways everyday Americans can help respond to this incident. Here are some numbers you can call to get

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