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...

Cape Cod Coast Guardsmen awarded Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal for heroic 2015 rescue off Nantucket

Cape Cod Coast Guardsmen awarded Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal for heroic 2015 rescue off Nantucket
The Distinguished Flying Cross was presented to Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Staph (2nd from left) and the Air Medal was presented to Petty Officer 2nd Class Derrick P. Suba (3rd from right) Friday, Jan. 22, 20163 (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell) BOSTON — Two Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod members received two of military aviation’s most prestigious awards Friday...

Coast Guard aircrew receives Air Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medals

Coast Guard aircrew receives Air Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medals
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew received an Air Medal and Coast Guard Commendation Medals during an awards ceremony held at the air station Friday. Rear Adm. Karl L. Schultz, 11th Coast Guard District commander, presented the Air Medal to Lt. Cmdr. James R. Kenshalo, the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter pilot, and Coast Guard Commendation Medals...