Make-A-Wish hero saves the weekend

Make-A-Wish hero saves the weekend
Elizabeth City – The Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter banked hard, flying around the last reported location of the distressed swimmer. The eyes of the helicopter crew were glued to the water, searching for any sign of splashing or movement. The crew’s newest member, Isaac Simmons started pointing and yelling over the headset. “I see him! I see him,” shouted Simmons as he spotted...

Coast Guard makes teen hero for a day

Coast Guard makes teen hero for a day
HONOLULU — Coast Guard units on the Island of Oahu partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make a teen a hero for the day, Sept. 19-20, 2013. Donovan Lindo, a native of North Attleboro, Mass., received a firsthand look at Coast Guard operations in Hawaii with crewmembers from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point and Coast Guard Station Honolulu. Lindo experienced Coast Guard aviation, Sept....

Coast Guard station hosts Make-A-Wish Foundation participant in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Coast Guard station hosts Make-A-Wish Foundation participant in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach hosted a Make-A-Wish Foundation participate during a tour at the station, Friday. Luke Wiedeman toured the station and participated in a search and rescue drill aboard a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft — Law Enforcement boat with his brother Collin and family. Luke participated in the Mobile, Ala., chapter of the Make-A-Wish...

Coast Guard makes a wish come true

HONOLULU – Coast Guardsmen from Air Station Barbers Point, working closely with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, helped make a young man’s wish to fly aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter come true, Thursday. Trey Erwin, a 15-year-old from Memphis, Tennessee, and his family were given a tour of the air station. During the visit, the family met with Coast Guard pilots and rescue swimmers. Trey, his mother...

Coastie for a day, hero forever

They’ve served with distinction since 1790. Today, they are responsible for 11 missions that keep America and its waterways safe and secure. U.S. Coast Guard crewmembers have served their country with honor, respect and devotion to duty since the first revenue cutter took to the water, but if there’s one trait that could sum up the reputation of the entire service, it might just be courage. On...

Coast Guard, Make-A-Wish make dream come true for 11 year-old

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard and the Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed up to make the dream of an 11-year-old boy come true at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Tuesday. Coast Guard crewmembers from ATC Mobile brought Luke Wiedeman into their ranks to teach him what it takes to be a Coast Guard aviation survival technician. Wiedeman was trained in the proper way to signal search and rescue...