From the Bridge Wing 9-13-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History:

1897 – The American steamer Business Point mistook a buoy and stranded on Mouse Island reef, nine miles northwest of Point Marblehead Life-Saving station. The Life-Saving Service crew and two tugs attempted to release her, but without success. The master chartered a tug to go to Sandusky for a lighter which arrived about 6 p.m. The crew then assisted all night at transferring cargo and at 9 a.m. next day, the steamer backed off.

Blogs

Bravo zulu, CAPT Ken “Doc” Harman! – Coast Guard All Hands blog

Coast Guard All Hands sends out a bravo zulu to Capt. Ken Harman, chief flight surgeon at the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Ala. Harman was recently recognized for his more than 30 years of community and military service with the 2013 Martha Myers Role Model Award given by the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Recruit Journal Romeo 188 Week: 06 – Coast Guard Boot Camp blog

Romeo was walking 10 feet tall and bulletproof today! We couldn’t help but feel good being able to march with our colors and show them off. It seems as if every week is an exciting one, but this week seems to be jam packed.

Reserve Force Master Chief joins Coast Guard team in run to remember 9/11 victims, honor heroes – Coast Guard Mid Atlantic blog

Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief Mark Allen joined Coast Guardsmen from Sector Baltimore for a charity run to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and pay tribute to all who have served the nation. The five kilometer Arlington Police, Fire and Sheriff 9/11 Memorial Race took runners past the memorial for the 184 people killed in the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 a dozen years ago.

Preserving our history – Coast Guard Heartland blog

Surrounded by turquoise water and nestled in a corner of Key West, Fla., the 327-foot Treasury-Class Coast Guard Cutter Ingham proudly displays the service’s colors and is a reminder of the rich history of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Elsewhere

Civilian pilot awarded Coast Guard award for helping boater in 2012 – Shore News Today

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – Thomas F. Passalacqua Jr. was presented The United States Coast Guard Public Service Award at the Air Station Wednesday, Sept. 11 for his efforts to save a mariner in distress in the Delaware Bay, Oct. 14, 2012.

Video

Members of the Coast Guard, Alaska Mountain Rescue Group and MAT+SAR search and rescue K9 unit were on hand Sept. 7th, 2013, to help boy scouts at the Eklutna Fall Campboree near Trappers Creek, Alaska, become the rescuers of tomorrow by earning their search and rescue merit badges. More than 100 boys attended the event in and participated in a simulated search and rescue case. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert.


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