Coast Guard Cutter Commander Shares Haitian Earthquake Response Experience

U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Diane Durham instructs cadets during an exercise on the Thames River off the coast of New London, Conn., April 4, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Tamargo By Coast Guard Petty Officer Timothy Tamargo NEW LONDON, Conn. – U.S. Coast Guard officers are presented with many challenges and opportunities. Normal operations may quickly turn into a life...

One year later, Coast Guard still lending helping hand to Haiti

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle What would you do, if in less than a minute, everything you knew even your very livelihood just crumbled away? For the roughly 3.5 million people living in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, this nightmare was real. On Jan. 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake ripped through the heart of the city leaving nothing but a trail destruction in its wake. Within 24-hours Coast Guard...