Coast Guard aircrew receives awards for Middle Fire rescue

Coast Guard aircrew receives awards for Middle Fire rescue
A Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay aircrew were presented awards for rescuing two injured firefighters who were unable to evacuate from a mountainside that was engulfed in flames during the Sept. 6, 2019, Middle Fire.(Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, the Eleventh Coast Guard District commander, presented Distinguished...

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah crew members recognized for Golden Ray rescue

Coast Guard Air Station Savannah crew members recognized for Golden Ray rescue
Rear Adm. Eric Jones and Master Chief Petty Officer Devin Spencer present Air Medals to Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Young and Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Newberg, at Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Feb. 21, 2020 (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson) SAVANNAH, Ga. — Coast Guard Air Station Savannah crew members were recognized Friday for their response during the...

Coast Guard awards Distinguished Flying Crosses and Air Medal in Mobile

Coast Guard awards Distinguished Flying Crosses and Air Medal in Mobile
Lt. John Briggs is presented the Distinguished Flying Cross medal by Rear Adm. John Nadeau at ATC Mobile, Alabama, December 20, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard presented the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal to members involved in rescues during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Rear Adm. John Nadeau, commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, presented the medals as follows...

14 Coast Guard members receive prestigious medals at Air Station Atlantic City

14 Coast Guard members receive prestigious medals at Air Station Atlantic City
Members of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City pose for a photo after an award ceremony where 13 were awarded with Air Medals and one was awarded with the Distinguished Flying Cross, for their actions in Hurricane Harvey and Florence, as well as four search and rescue cases throughout 2018 and 2019, Oct. 9, 2019.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Aux. David Lau. PHILADELPHIA – 14 members from Coast Guard...

Seven Atlantic City aviators awarded Air Medals for meritorious achievement

Seven Atlantic City aviators awarded Air Medals for meritorious achievement
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Abdallah shakes the hand of Rear Adm. Keith Smith, commander of the Coast Guard’s 5th District, after receiving the Air Medal during an award ceremony at Air Station Atlantic City, April 2, 2019. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson PHILADELPHIA – Seven Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City aviators were awarded Air Medals by Rear Adm. Keith...

Making history in the sky

Making history in the sky
Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell standing beside Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry, coupled with undated photo of her Uncle and Tuskegee Airman 1st Lt. Henry E. Rohlsen. by Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Kelley Miami – Aviation history was made last month when Lt. Ronaqua Russell, a native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, became the first African-American female aviator in the Coast Guard to...

A Veterans Day Rescue and Remembrance

A Veterans Day Rescue and Remembrance
U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by PA2 Nicole Foguth On Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, 1986, fall had turned to winter in the southern Great Lakes region. A major blizzard had struck Winnipeg far to the north a few days earlier, and harsh weather blanketed the area. At some point during the day, a distress call was received at Coast Guard Air Station Detroit. A small passenger plane crashed...

Coast Guard awards Air Station Clearwater crewmembers for 2017 hurricane season

Coast Guard awards Air Station Clearwater crewmembers for 2017 hurricane season
Capt. Ward Sandlin, commanding officer of Air Station Clearwater, Florida, pins on awards to members of the air station during an awards ceremony in Clearwater, July, 3, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) CLEARWATER, Fla. – More than 100 awards were presented Tuesday to Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crewmembers for their efforts during the 2017 hurricane...

Air Station Cape Cod holds Air Medal ceremony for heroic, lifesaving efforts

Air Station Cape Cod holds Air Medal ceremony for heroic, lifesaving efforts
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crew poses for a photo with Representative William Keating (D-MA-9), and Rear Adm. Steven Poulin, commander, First Coast Guard District, Monday, June 19, 2017, in Cape Cod. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — Petty Officer 2nd Class Mario Estevane, an aviation survival technician from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, received...