Tag: MH-60 Jayhawk

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. Paul Johansen

It’s a story that sounds as if it were pulled right from the movies. High winds, rough seas, a rescue helicopter low on fuel and a crew determined to save a life. But the danger was real for the Kodiak, Alaska-based Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew on a mission to save the life of a cargo vessel crewman. In the end the crew gets the man to safety and the pilot earned a prestigious award for his efforts.

Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014: Friday

Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Newton inspects a recently-cleaned .50 caliber machine gun aboard Cutter Beluga at Base Portsmouth, Va., Aug. 27, 2014. Beluga's crew was in port to prepare for an evening vessel escort. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn.

Friday’s week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014 features a new response boat small in St. Petersburg, Florida, working in tight spaces at Station Seattle, gun inspections in Portsmouth, Va., local partnership training in Kodiak, Alaska and underway preparation on the Cutter Mako in Cape May, N.J.

2013 Videos of the Year: Heavy Seas

Heavy Seas, video of the year competition. U.S. Coast Guard image.

Our third video finalist features an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., as they medevac a sailor from the 780-foot cargo ship Horizon Trader in heavy seas approximately 200 miles east of the Chesapeake Bay. The 2013 Videos of the Year began Saturday, with voting open through Jan. 4,

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