When you get to put your feet down in a faraway place, it helps you understand and celebrate diversity. By serving in the Navy and the Coast Guard I’ve had unique opportunities to expand my world views.
The Coast Guard has taught me the importance of multi-tasking and being able to adapt to change. There has been a lot of difference between the different jobs that I have worked, and adaptation has always been part of it. I’ve learned how to adapt from my personal experiences, and also from the people who work around me.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, five members of Coast Guard 17th District will be featured Sept. 29 through Oct. 3.
National PrepareAthon! Day, September 30th, is a national day of action, where schools, places of employment, faith-based and community organizations, colleges and universities are encouraged to focus on specific disasters to their region and increase preparedness for each individual.
As enforcers of America’s maritime laws, Coast Guard boarding teams are typically associated with images of drug and migrant interdiction, monitoring fisheries and boating safety. However, as defenders of U.S. ports and harbors, Coast Guard members must also be prepared to respond to more dire threats to the nation’s security.
So others may live. It’s the creed of the aviation rescue swimmer community and a promise to those in danger that when a Coast Guard rescue swimmer enters the water, she or he will do everything in their power – including risk their own life – to save you.
Members of Coast Guard 17th District prevention department recently facilitated the meeting for the formation of an Arctic Waterways Safety Committee to ensure the safety, security and stewardship of U.S. waters.
In just the first seven months of 2014, Coast Guard 17th District crews performed 99 medevacs and non-maritime medical transports. No two of these vital rescue missions look the same. From skiffs, to cargo ships, to fishing boats, to small Southeast Alaska villages, the locations and platforms are as diverse as the ailments and injuries. Just as eclectic are the responding assets: one day an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, the next day a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium.
Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Ferreira assumes the responsibilities as the ninth Coast Guard Enlisted Ancient Albatross while performing the duties as the command master chief of Air Station Sitka, Alaska.
As the Labor Day weekend approaches and marks the end of the summer boating season, an increase in the number of recreational boating activities is anticipated. Boaters need to take proper safety precautions and remain vigilant using these recommended safety tips: