Coast Guard Cutter Thetis supports disaster response efforts in Les Cayes, Haiti

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis supports disaster response efforts in Les Cayes, Haiti
Coast Guard Cutter Thetis crewmembers assist the Royal Netherlands Navy HNLMS Holland crew, Dutch Marines and Red Cross members October 12, 2016, to load supplies for the World Food Program at the Haitian Coast Guard station in Les Cayes. (Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Thetis supported disaster response efforts Wednesday in Les Cayes, Haiti. Cutter Thetis crewmembers assisted...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton provides disaster relief to Haiti

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton provides disaster relief to Haiti
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Joint Task Force Matthew provided relief supplies and conducted post-storm damage assessment flights for Jeremie, Haiti, on Saturday following a direct impact to the area by Hurricane Matthew. A Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Jacksonville MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew embarked on the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton conducted post-storm damage assessment...

Coast Guard delivers medical supplies, personnel to support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts

Coast Guard delivers medical supplies, personnel to support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts
Crew members aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Clearwater deliver medical supplies to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 to support post Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse CLEARWATER, Fla. — Coast Guard crew members launched Thursday to transport personnel and supplies to support post Hurricane Matthew relief...

Coast Guard continues flood response efforts in West Virginia

Coast Guard continues flood response efforts in West Virginia
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Huntington Western River Flood Punt Team provides lifejackets to locals near Clendenin, West Virginia, June 24, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard Western River Flood Punt Team is assisting the West Virginia State Emergency Operation Center by providing disaster and relief assistance in response to the widespread flooding near Clendenin,...

Coast Guard, FEMA conduct Load-Out exercise at McClellan AFB

Coast Guard, FEMA conduct Load-Out exercise at McClellan AFB
Members of Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento load a pallet of cases and luggage for the Federal Emergency Management Agency onboard the HC-130 for a Load-Out exercise.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Scott Handlin) MCCLELLAN AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Coast Guard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency participated in a Load-Out exercise for disaster response preparation at Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues flood victims in North Mississippi

Coast Guard rescues flood victims in North Mississippi
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to a flood in northern Mississippi rescuing several people and pets, Thursday. The response department of Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River contacted local area counties offering assistance in responding to flooding in north Mississippi. Desoto County Emergency Management Agency requested Coast Guard assistance. Flood response crewmembers push...

Coast Guard delivers humanitarian aid to remote Pacific islands

Coast Guard delivers humanitarian aid to remote Pacific islands
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Assateague, a 110-foot patrol boat home ported in Guam, delivered humanitarian supplies to residents of remote islands in the Pacific May 27. In conjunction with Assateague’s law enforcement patrol, the crew coordinated efforts with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Northern Island’s...

Stranded dog rescued by crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay reunited with owner

Stranded dog rescued by crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay reunited with owner
CLEVELAND — The stray dog rescued on Monday afternoon on Lake St. Clair by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay was reunited with its owner Thursday night. Jodi Benchich of St. Clair Shores, Mich., visited with her 14-year-old pet “KC” at the Wilson Veterinary Hospital before taking him back home. The dog sustained frostbite on his paws and also lost a significant amount of weight...

Coast Guard medically transports 3-month-old infant

Coast Guard medically transports 3-month-old infant
BOSTON — A Coast Guard air crew transported an injured 3-month-old male infant from Nantucket, Mass. to Boston on Wednesday. Watchstanders at the 1st Coast Guard District in Boston received a call at 10:20 a.m. from Nantucket Cottage Hospital stating that the infant was being treated after falling and sustaining a severe head injury and possible scull fracture. Commercial medical flight crews were...