Coast Guard rescues downed Marine aviators

SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard crews rescued two Marines after their F/A-18 Hornet jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean approximately 85 miles southwest of San Diego, Aug. 10, 2011. Both Marines are in stable condition. After notification of the downed aircraft, the Coast Guard launched a number of assets to begin the rescue mission. Once on scene, the Coast Guard Cutter Edisto heard the Marines and vectored...

Happy Birthday Marine Corps!

Today is the 234th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. To celebrate, here are a couple of videos about the Marines. The first includes some great quotes from Marine heroes that epitomize the spirit of the corps. The second, for the Marines who are reading this, is the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James T. Conway delivering the 234th Marine Corps Birthday message. ” Carrying...

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircrews

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard suspended the search for survivors of a downed Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft and Marine Corps AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter 15 miles east of San Clemente Island, Calif., at 9:50 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009.

Video – Search Continues For Downed Aviators

SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard aircrew members from Sector San Diego conduct search patterns east of San Clemente Island Friday, Oct. 30,2009 to search for survivors of a mid-air collision that occurred the evening of Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009.

Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corp continue search for downed aircraft

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps continue the searching for survivors from two military aircraft that collided 15 miles east of San Clemente Island, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009.

Joint operations take a big leap

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton, U.S. Coast Guard Honolulu – Perched at the edge of a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter, the U.S. Coast Guard Vertical Insertion Team Members (VITM) wait for the signal. They see the deck of the U.S. Navy’s USS Crommelin rolling in the waves 70 feet below. There’s the signal. A tap on the shoulder. It’s time to jump. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Happy 233rd Birthday Marines

The staff of Coast Guard News would like to wish a happy 233rd birthday to the United States Marine Corps. In honor of them, here is what may be the greatest commercial ever made for the Marines, followed by Admiral Allen’s birthday message.