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Break the grip of the rip!

Rip tide in San Diego

School is out and summer vacation is in! As families head to beaches and lakes, now is the perfect time to learn about keeping you and your loved ones safe, even while on vacation. One of the biggest dangers on our nation’s beaches and lakefronts are rip currents. Rip currents are narrow channels of fast-moving water that pull swimmers away from the shore. They can occur any time, in good or bad weather, on breezy days and calm days and at high tide or low tide.

Shipmate of the Week – AST3 Thomas McArthur

Petty Officer McArthur

UPDATE: As a Dunwoody, Ga., native Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas McArthur was a guest on MyFOX Atlanta Nov. 3. Click to watch his interview. Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas McArthur recieves an award during a Scouting Salutes the Military event Oct. 27, 2011. McArthur was honored by the Boy Scouts for rescuing 12 people

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