Petty Officer 3rd Class Tonya Midgett, a boatswain’s mate, rendered assistance to her hometown of Cape Hatteras after there was severe destruction from Hurricane Irene. Photo provided by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tonya Midgett. East Coast towns battened down the hatches as Hurricane Irene reaped havoc in the summer of 2011, and the community of
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Crewmembers of Aids to Navigation Team Chincoteague walk out to install a temporary aid flown in by crewmembers aboard an MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David R. Marin. Hurricane Irene may have happened in the summer of 2011, but the storm’s impact
From the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf; Canada to the Caribbean Sea, the men and women of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area have served our nation well in 2011. The past year has been a challenging one with several crisis events, a new threat emerging in the Caribbean Sea and continued demands to serve the maritime community.
In late August the entire U.S. Eastern Seaboard braced as Hurricane Irene threatened lives and property. The approaching danger meant crews throughout the 1st Coast Guard District, headquartered in Boston, needed to work quickly to prepare and respond. Response plans were initiated to prepare the boating and port communities. Commands from New Jersey to northernmost Maine readied personnel and equipment to respond to a type of storm rarely seen in the United States.
The Coast Guard's maritime transportation system management program ensures safe, efficient, secure and environmentally sound waterways essential to the flow of goods and commerce. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Approaching the midpoint of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane season the first eight named storms failed to reach hurricane strength. This
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jawhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City provides an overflight of areas affected by Hurricane Irene in the area of Oregon Inlet, N.C., Aug. 29, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. As the season’s first Atlantic hurricane, Irene’s high winds and heavy rains downed trees, took out
The following blog was posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, homeported at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., arrives in San Francisco, as the Coast Guard’s first National Security Cutter. The new cutters will replace the aging 378-foot cutters as the Coast