Air Station Traverse City “Open Ramp” will kick off National Cherry Festival Air Show

Air Station Traverse City "Open Ramp" will kick off National Cherry Festival Air Show
Hundreds of visitors line the tarmacs at Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Mich., during their Open Ramp event in 2014. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The crew of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host its annual “Open Ramp” event to kick off the 2017 National Cherry Festival Air Show, Friday. The “Open Ramp” will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public;...

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento replaces Hercules aircraft during change of watch ceremony

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento replaces Hercules aircraft during change of watch ceremony
Coast Guard Capt. Douglas Nash, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Sation Sacramento, salutes a Coast Guard C-27J pilot during a change of watch ceremony at Air Station Sacramento’s hanger in McClellan Park, Thursday, July 1, 2016. The ceremony marked the final day that an HC-130 Hercules crew stood the watch at Air Station Sacramento and introduced the newest aircraft. Coast Guard photo by...

Coast Guard medevacs ailing crewman from ship 300 miles off San Diego

Coast Guard medevacs ailing crewman from ship 300 miles off San Diego
SAN DIEGO — A San Diego-based aircrew medically evacuated a 46-year-old crewman from a bulk carrier ship 300 miles from San Diego, Tuesday. The crew of the Liberian-flagged motor vessel, As Elysia, contacted the Coast Guard around 5:30 a.m., reporting a German crewman was suffering from severe abdominal pain and needed medical attention. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard medevacs German national from offshore container ship

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard hoisted a crewmember of the 1,095-foot container-vessel Ever Charming Saturday.

Hawaii-based aircrews made a difference in Haiti

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Angela Henderson Honolulu – The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook Haiti Jan. 12, 2010, caused thousands of buildings to collapse in Port-au-Prince, trapping untold numbers, killing many and leaving more than one million people homeless. The quake was the worst in the region in more than 200 years.