From the Bridge Wing 10-8-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History:

1986 – Coast Guard units evacuated flood victims from the St. Louis area using punts, helicopters and trucks after the Mississippi and Missouri rivers flooded.  In all, 150 Coast Guardsmen participated in the emergency flood relief efforts.  Coast Guard units that sent relief teams were: MSO St. Louis; Base St. Louis; CGCs SumacCheyenne and Cimarron.  ATON Facility Leavenworth, Kansas; 2nd District office; and AIRSTAs New Orleans and Traverse City.


Many Coast Guard furloughs could end –

Along with hundreds of thousands of civilian Defense Department workers, thousands of civilian Coast Guard employees could be back on the job by next week, according to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Rand Beer


A Coast Guard aircrew from Air Station Barbers Point flew approximately 1,036 miles to airdrop a container of life-saving blood to a cruise ship northeast of the Hawaiian islands Oct. 6, 2013. Personnel aboard the cruise ship Oosterdam contacted the Coast Guard requesting medical assistance for an ailing passenger.
U.S. Coast Guard video.

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