North Bend Coast Guardsman receives award for heroism

SAN DIEGO – Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Henry, an aviation survival technician stationed at Coast Guard Group/Air Station North Bend, Ore., received the Admiral Chester R. Bender Award for Heroism during the Coast Guard Foundation’s 26th Annual Pacific Area awards dinner in San Diego, Aug. 3, 2011. The awards dinner was held to recognize specific acts of outstanding heroism, leadership and mission...

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento hosts memorial service for CG-1705 aircrew

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento is hosting a memorial service for the aircrew of Coast Guard HC-130 1705 Friday at 11 a.m. and is scheduled to conclude at 12:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw escorts 101st Chicago to Mackinac race

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw will escort the 101st Race to Mackinac, the world’s longest annual freshwater distance race, with an escort of 350 participating sailboats at the Navy Pier in downtown Chicago for the start of the race Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Southern California Coast Guard unit and member earn Pacific Area awards

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal and Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Mahaffey, a marine science technician stationed at Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, will be presented with Pacific Area awards at the Coast Guard Foundation dinner to be held August 4, 2009 in San Francisco.

Coast Guard fallen heroes scholarship fund receives Navy League contribution

Washington – The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that the Navy League of the United States has included the Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund as a beneficiary.

Coast Guard Foundation Establishes Family Disaster Relief Fund”

The Coast Guard Foundation has established a “Family Disaster Relief Fund” to assist the families of the aircrew of CG6505.  The following is from the foundation website. During the evening of September 4, 2008 the Coast Guard suffered the tragic loss of a Coast Guard Helicopter CG-6505 and its crew from Air Station Barbers Point in Hawaii. “The Coast Guard Foundation’s Board of Trustees...