From the Bridge Wing 9-11-2013

NEW YORK, New York (Sept. 11, 2001)--A Coast Guard rescue team from Sandy Hook, NJ, races to the scene of the World Trade Center terrorist attack. USCG photo by PA2 Tom Sperduto

NEW YORK, New York (Sept. 11, 2001) – A Coast Guard rescue team from Sandy Hook, NJ, races to the scene of the World Trade Center terrorist attack. USCG photo by PA2 Tom Sperduto

This Day in Coast Guard History:

2001 – Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial U.S. aircraft, crashing two into the World Trade Center in New York and one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  The fourth aircraft crashed around Shanksville, Pennsylvania, when passengers on board tried to regain control of the aircraft from the terrorists.  The attacks killed over 3,000 innocent civilians.

Coast Guard units, including Reservists and Auxiliarists, were among the first military units to respond in order to provide communications, security, evacuation by water and render assistance to those in need.   Coast Guardsmen assisted in the search and rescue efforts as well as the cleanup operations after the attacks.

 

Blogs

Ready Coast Guard: Be informed! – Coast Guard All Hands blog

Have you met your new neighbors? Now is the time of year when many Coast Guard families are settling into a new home. When you relocate to a new duty station, be sure to learn all about your new surroundings. Is the area prone to flooding? Are you near a volcano? Are wildfires a threat? Do railways carry hazardous materials nearby? Is there an industrial plant upwind?

Understanding potential hazards in your area, knowing evacuation routes and what to do in advance can make all the difference when seconds count.

Recruit Journal Sierra 188 Week: 05 – Coast Guard Boot Camp blog

Sunday September 8th marks a big change for Sierra company. Not only are we beginning week 06 tomorrow, but today we went off base for a company run. This was by far the biggest team building event we have experienced thus far.

Become a hero this National Preparedness Month – Coast Guard Compass blog

Last week marked the start of National Preparedness Month. All across the country, communities are hosting preparedness events encouraging everyone that “You can be the hero” when it comes to emergency preparedness.

Elsewhere

Sad news out of the Arctic: Canadian Coast Guard commander, pilot and arctic scientist die in helicopter crash – The Globe and Mail

The commanding officer of one of Canada’s Coast Guard icebreakers is dead after an Arctic helicopter crash in frigid northern waters that claimed three lives.

Marc Thibault, captain of the CCGS Amundsen, was killed along with pilot Daniel Dubé and scientist Klaus Hochheim Monday night after their helicopter plunged into the McClure Strait off Banks Island in the western Arctic.

Video

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin from Sector Humboldt Bay rescues two people from a 47 ft fishing vessel taking on water 35 miles off the coast of Punta Gorda in northern California.


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