From the Bridge Wing 10-24-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History:

2007

  • Coast Guard Air Station Sitka medically evacuated an eight-year-old boy who was injured during a playground accident in Port Alexander, Alaska
  • Crewmembers aboard a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules rescue plane from Air Station Barbers Point delivered emergency medical supplies to a cruise ship 1,000 miles north of Oahu.
  • A Coast Guard search and rescue crew from Air Facility Charleston assisted a vessel taking on water 30 miles northeast of Charleston.
  • Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor assisted the Chicago Marine Police with the rescue of four men in the water along the Calumet breakwall.
  • A Coast Guard C-130 crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., assisted FEMA in transporting vehicles and personnel to respond to the California wildfires.
  • A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crew airlifted a 36-year-old man from Nantucket Cottage Hospital and transported him to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston after high winds grounded the hospital’s helicopters.

2008

  • A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah search and rescue crew rescued four people from a life raft 65-miles southeast of Savannah.
  • John O. Dacuag, of Salt Lake in Honolulu, was presented the Coast Guard Gold Lifesaving Medal for saving a cargo ship crewman lost at sea during a deadly 2007 typhoon.
  • A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Moriches rescued a man after his boat capsized 300-yards southeast of Moriches Inlet.

Blogs

What is your social footprint?– Coast Guard All Hands blog

How can Coast Guard employees take personal responsibility for connecting safely on the go, while still taking advantage of the convenience of mobile devices?

Elsewhere

United States Coast Guard Recital Series performance – The Dolphin

The United States Coast Guard Band Recital Series kicks off its new season with a free performance, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m., in Leamy Concert Hall at the United States Coast Guard Academy.

Video

Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, a 378-foot High Endurance Cutter homeported in Seattle, discuss their favorite aspects of being at sea during a shakedown cruise in the Pacific Ocean, Sep. 16-19, 2013.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Tyson.

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