Tag: U.S. Air Force

Shipmate of the Week – LT Andrew Paszkiewicz

Since 1958, when the service first ordered the now-retired HC-130B model, aircrews aboard the Hercules have saved lives, safeguarded living marine resources, supported Coast Guard mobility and interdicted smugglers. But there’s one Coast Guardsman who is taking his expertise from protecting our nation’s coasts inland – to Little Rock Air Force Base to be exact.

Shipmate of the Week – MST3 Jessica Evans

Graduation Day

It was an exciting day at the Airman Leadership School. After five weeks of developing leadership aptitude and building effective communication skills, the future enlisted leaders of the U.S. Air Force gathered for graduation day. As awards and speeches were given, the graduates recited a creed unusual for an Air Force ceremony – the Creed of the United States Coast Guardsman. Amongst the graduating students and representing the Coast Guard along with many of our nation’s finest young leaders from the Air Force was Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Evans.

Race to deploy


Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311 and U.S. Air Force Reserve Command personnel unload a port security boat from a U.S. Air Force Reserve Command C-17 at San Clemente Island during Exercise Patriot Hook. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson. Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson, Deployable Operations

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History: Arctic rescue changes face of Coast Guard operations


In 1980, the U.S. Coast Guard, assisted by the U.S. Air Force and the Canadian armed forces, rescued more than 500 passengers and crew from the cruise ship Prinsendam in the Gulf of Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Co-authored by Ademide Adedokun. Thirty-one years ago today, the Coast Guard led one of the nation’s largest

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100 years of Naval Aviation: Lt. Jack Rittichier

Lt. Rittichier

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation , we wanted to bring you the story of Lt. Jack Rittichier, Coast Guard aviator # 997 and the first Coast Guardsman to be killed in action during the Vietnam War. Lt. Jack C. Rittichier and Lt. Cmdr. Lonnie L. Mixon, the

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