Coast Guard member receives award for Hurricane Florence rescue

Coast Guard member receives award for Hurricane Florence rescue
Capt. John McCarthy, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, presents Petty Officer 2nd Class David Paquin, an aviation survival technician, the Distinguished Flying Cross award during a ceremony held at Air Station Sacrament in McClellan, California, Aug. 21, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama) MCCLELLAN, Calif. — A Coast Guard aircrew member...

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 awards Distinguished Flying Cross in Mobile, Alabama

Coast Guard awards Distinguished Flying Cross in Mobile, Alabama
Capt. William Sasser presents a Distinguished Flying Cross to Lt. Gregory Bukata for his actions during Hurricane Harvey in Mobile January 31, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lt. Gregory Bukata in Mobile, Alabama, Friday. Bukata was involved in the Coast Guard response during Hurricane Harvey in 2017, where...

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...

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...

Elizabeth City Coast Guard members receive awards for tall ship Bounty rescue

Elizabeth City Coast Guard members receive awards for tall ship Bounty rescue
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard honored 25 crewmembers Wednesday at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., for their efforts during the tall ship Bounty rescue. Rear Adm. Steven Ratti presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Petty Officer 2nd Class Randy Haba and Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Todd, both rescue swimmers at the air station who rescued 14 of the 16 Bounty crewmembers. ...

Coast Guard searches for missing WWII rescue crew

Washington – A Coast Guard team is scheduled to leave for the East Coast of Greenland Aug. 27 to investigate the suspected crash site of a World War II air rescue crew.

Alaska Coast Guard swimmer to receive heroism award for Washington state rescues

KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Erick Leib, an aviation survival technician currently stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, is to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross from Rear Adm. Gene Brooks, commander of the Seventeenth Coast Guard District, during a presentation at Air Station Sitka Thursday at 1 p.m.