The Coast Guard protects and defends more than 100,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways, and safeguards an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) encompassing 4.5 million square miles, which is the largest EEZ in the world! View this “Week in the Life” blog to see what Coast Guard members accomplished on Fridays during February.
Tag: Sector San Diego
Take a look to see what an average Wednesday entailed during the month of February. Today we feature operations to include ice rescue and first aid training, and highlight members who embody the Coast Guard core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty.
Some of these Coast Guard men and women stand out above the rest. They not only achieve mission excellence, they demand it. They not only dedicate their time to the service, they dedicate their lives. They not only sit comfortably where they are in the rank structure, they continually strive to become more. Such is the case with Petty Officer 2nd Class Giacomo Terrizzi.
Dismantling, removing and replacing a cutter’s main diesel engine is a job requiring teamwork, logistical coordination and planning under the best of circumstances. Replacing both engines at once doubles the complexity. Doing an unscheduled dual engine swap is a unique challenge the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Edisto and engineers from Sector San Diego recently tackled.
Thirteen miles northeast of the Big Island, Hawaii, a pilot makes a crash landing into the ocean and a Coast Guard aircrew is there to rescue him. More than 4,000 miles away, a Coast Guard boatcrew interdicts a cocaine-laden drug sub in the Caribbean Sea seconds before it sinks. These real-life operations, like many performed
UPDATE: The top picture was changed to an image of an F-18/D. An F/A-18D Hornet jet. U.S. Marine Corps photo. When the Coast Guard was notified at 10:15 p.m. last night that the U.S. Marine Corps lost communication with one of its F/A-18 Hornet jets approximately 85 miles southwest of San Diego, Coast Guard search and rescue
As the southeast braces for Tropical Storm Ida, the Coast Guard has closed ports from Mississippi to Florida. By establishing Port Condition Zulu, Guardians have closed ports to all vessel traffic and have begun positioning personnel aircraft and vessels to respond to the storm. Click here for the Coast Guard’s Tropical Storm Ida public information