Astoria rescue swimmer named USO Coast Guardsman of the Year

ASTORIA, Ore. – Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher R. Austin, an aviation survival technician at Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Ore., was awarded United Service Organizations (USO) Coast Guardsman of the Year at a ceremony in Wash., D.C., Thursday. Austin, a native of San Diego, Calif., was chosen by the USO and recognized for superior performance of duty during his first day as a qualified rescue...