Coast Guard rescues man, 3 children from sinking boat off Galveston

Coast Guard rescues man, 3 children from sinking boat off Galveston
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued a man and his three children Sunday morning, after their boat began to sink in the Galveston Fairway Anchorage, 10 miles southeast of the Galveston jetties. The man called 911 at 1:50 a.m., who patched him into the Coast Guard. He reported to Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders that he was fishing when his boat became disabled and it was sinking...

How to get away with using corrosive ammo during periods of ammo shortages

How to get away with using corrosive ammo during periods of ammo shortages
(Sponsored) As a new administration takes over the executive branch, political uncertainty will drive gun owners to be looking to buy up as many firearms and munitions as they can in light of possible new legislation. Known affectionately in the gun community as ban-panic (or “banic”), the phenomenon tends to dry up conventional ammunition supplies from domestic manufacturers, forcing many to...

Coast Guard assists in Delaware aircraft emergency

Coast Guard assists in Delaware aircraft emergency
Members of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City respond to an aircraft emergency while returning from training with members of Coast Guard Station Crisfield, Maryland, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Atlantic City. PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard assisted a pilot involved in an aircraft emergency in Georgetown, Delaware, today. A Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic...

Coast Guard Cutter Forward crew returns to Portsmouth, Va., after 52-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Forward crew returns to Portsmouth, Va., after 52-day patrol
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Forward returned to Portsmouth Saturday after a 52-day patrol in the waters off Southern Florida and the Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, the crew supported Coast Guard Operations Southeast Watch and Bluehammer by performing Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations in the Windward Pass and Florida Straits. The crew provided blankets, sanitary facilities,...

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman near Pokowai Sea Arch, Maui

Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman near Pokowai Sea Arch, Maui
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Maui Fire Department are searching for a missing fisherman near the Pokowai Sea Arch, Maui, Saturday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Maui and the Coast Guard Cutter Ahi are currently searching. Maui Fire is searching with ground crews and a rescue boat with divers...

Think Auxiliary! How America’s volunteer life-saving service is stepping up its operational roles

Think Auxiliary! How America's volunteer life-saving service is stepping up its operational roles
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto   Teamwork is an essential part of emergency response for the men and women of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, South Carolina. Between Myrtle Beach and Brunswick, Georgia, Coast Guard crews work hand in hand with local, state and other federal agencies to carry out their various missions. One such agency not only shares a common bond with the Coast Guard,...

How to get away with using corrosive ammo during periods of ammo shortages

How to get away with using corrosive ammo during periods of ammo shortages
As a new administration takes over the executive branch, political uncertainty will drive gun owners to be looking to buy up as many firearms and munitions as they can in light of possible new legislation. Known affectionately in the gun community as ban-panic (or “banic”), the phenomenon tends to dry up conventional ammunition supplies from domestic manufacturers, forcing many to buy surplus...

Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps honor fallen Coast Guard Hero during memorial in Texas

Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps honor fallen Coast Guard Hero during memorial in Texas
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Frederick Dean Mann Oct. 14, 1918 – Jan. 9, 2017. SAN BENITO, Texas — Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps members from South Texas gathered with the family of a Coast Guard veteran and Silver Star Medal recipient, to honor him at a funeral and memorial in San Benito Friday. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Frederick Dean Mann lived from Oct. 14, 1918 until his death Jan. 9, 2017. Services...

Coast Guard member arraigned following fatal car accident

Coast Guard member arraigned following fatal car accident
CLEVELAND — A Detroit-based Coast Guardsman was arraigned at Michigan’s 48th District Court in Oakland County, Friday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory Belkin, 43, is being held without bond on charges of second-degree murder and operating while intoxicated resulting in death. Belkin was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon by the Bloomfield Township Police Department for driving under the...