From the Bridge Wing11-14-13


Today in Coast Guard History

1963– Coast Guard air and surface rescue craft responded immediately when the freighter Fernview and the tanker Dynafuel collided in Buzzards Bay. While helicopters removed the injured aboard the stricken ships, surface craft extinguished the fires. These Coast Guard units had completed the evacuation of all aboard the disabled vessels before the Dynafuel capsized and sank.

1990 – Coast Guard Port Security Unit 302, staffed by reservists from Cleveland, Ohio, arrived in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield. They were stationed in Bahrain.

1991 – An HH-60J Jayhawk from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile participated in a search and rescue operation off the coast of Alabama, the first such case conducted by an HH-60J, which was just beginning to enter Coast Guard service.


In defense of his country – Coast Guard Compass blog

“By his outstanding leadership, expert planning, and dauntless devotion to duty, he and his courageous comrades undoubtedly saved the lives of many who otherwise would have perished. He gallantly gave up his life in defense of his country.”

So ends the Medal of Honor citation for Signalman 1st Class Douglas A. Munro, the only member of the nation’s oldest continuous sea-going service to be awarded America’s highest military honor.

Today the Coast Guard paid tribute to this legendary hero, designating its new headquarters the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building.

Recruit Journal Bravo 189 Week: 03 – Coast Guard Boot Camp blog

Everyone looks forward to Fridays. It’s the day of the work week we can’t wait to get to. Racing home to be with our families for a wonderful weekend that never seems long enough. Bravo-189 had nothing remotely close to wonderful.

Friday, November first, was our very own D-Day. The day that made us want to run home and cry. The day we met our Company Commanders. Our four CC’s would wreck the Expendables. I speak for all of us when I say it was the worst weekend of our lives.


A U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medically evacuated a 57-year-old Filipino man from an oil tanker approximately 35 miles west of Oceanside, Calif., Nov. 13, 2013. The man was hoisted from the 1,077-foot Front Stratus after he began experiencing stroke-like symptoms.
U.S. Coast Guard video.

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