Flags of our fallen

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Angela Henderson The orange sun slowly sets over the horizon on a perfect day near the shores of Hawaii’s famous landmark, Diamond Head. The ruddy rays reflect off a 47-foot motor life boat floating gently in the sea; its boat crew scans the sky while two bright orange rescue helicopters separate from the dense, green foliage of the tropical island. One helicopter...

UPDATE: Search continues for missing U.S. Coast Guard air crew member

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search the ocean south of Oahu today for one its own, a missing aviator from a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter which crashed Thursday. The search area extends 40 miles off shore and stretches 35 miles from Barbers Point to Diamond Head. Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department search crews have conducted more than 60 sorties, or missions, in the...