Tag: Sean Cross

Honoring the legacy of Coast Guard aviation during Vietnam

Honoring the legacy of Vietnam aviation

“Their numbers were not large – their contribution was,” said Capt. Sean Cross. “They were all volunteers, many with spouses and families, who regularly put their lives on the line to save fellow airmen who were in peril of death or capture. Their focus was on Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty.”

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Aux Jim Johnson

Just as lake effect snow and northern Michigan are one, so are U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary aviation and Jim Johnson. A member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary since 2001, Mr. Johnson currently serves as the assistant 9th District staff officer for aviation and the auxiliary air coordinator for the 9th District central region.

The passing of wings: An ‘ancient’ tradition

Ancient. It’s not normally something you’d want to be called. Unless of course, you are earning the title of a Coast Guard “ancient” – an honor given to a select group of experienced service members. Today, in a change of watch ceremony held at Air Station Traverse City, Mich., retired Vice Adm. John Currier passed the Ancient Albatross designation to Rear Adm. John Korn.

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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

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