Chris Devlin-Young, a former Coast Guard aviator, whose plane crashed on the remote island, Attu, Alaska, is now a member of the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team and travels the world representing his country. Doing it well, by the way, having won 156 races as of last summer.
The history of a military unit helps mold and shape its identity, sometimes just as much as the crews who carry out its missions. When a unit reaches 50 years in operation it usually serves as a proud marking point and an excellent time to look back on what events shaped that identity. For Air Station Los Angeles, that day came on Nov. 16, 2012, during an ceremony attended by current and past aircrews.
A U.S. Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk (U.S. Coast Guard file photo) Five Guardians from Air Station Elizabeth City were rescued this afternoon when their helicopter went down approximately 40 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah this morning. The aircraft was one of two Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopters on a cross country flight
Back in mid-July, the Compass posted about the 2009 Buoy Tender Roundup and the Buoy Tender Olympic games. The cutter teams competed in the olympics last week with CGC Oak from Charleston, South Carolina, taking first place. To see some great shots and video of Guardians in action, head over to the Coast Guard Visual