From the Bridge Wing 9-15-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-15-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1944 – Coast Guardsmen participated in the invasion and liberation of Morotai Island. 1948 – After making a night-long high speed run to reach the hurricane-ridden Portuguese schooner Gasper some 300 miles off the southern tip of Newfoundland, Coast Guard Cutter Bibb launched two 20-man rubber lifeboats in heavy rain and seas to rescue 40 survivors...

Video – Coast Guard TACLET Members Receive United States Interdiction Coordinator Award

MIAMI – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South receive the United States Interdiction Coordinator award from Gil Kerlikowske of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. TACLET members earned the award for their outstanding contribution to combating maritime drug trafficking during 2008. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Barry...

Wounded Warrior Diaries: Coast Guardsman Makes History

By Navy Lt. Jennifer Cragg WASHINGTON – Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Ruggiero’s heroic actions more than five years ago saved lives and earned him the first Purple Heart awarded to a Coast Guardsman since the Vietnam War. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });

Coast Guardsmen recognized during 2009 LULAC National Convention

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Two Coast Guard members were recognized for their distinguished service in an award presentation made Thursday during the 80th Annual League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention here at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.