Ocean Sentry Reaches 100,000 Flight Hours: A Key USCG Achievement

09/30/2017
2017-09-25 Several years ago we visited a key USCG air base where the new Ocean Sentry patrol aircraft had just arrived for service. We have reposted that interview done in 2010 below. But fast forward to 2017, and that aircraft has now reached a flight hour milestone. In a ceremony…

Cope North 2015 – Maintainers

02/26/2015
02/25/2015: United States Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force's maintainers work together during Cope North 2015.  Credit: Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs:2/23/15 According to a PACAF story published on 2/19/15: by Staff Sgt. Melissa B. White Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs   2/19/2015 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam  -- More than…

Platform Baker Fire Response in Alaska Overflight Footage

10/14/2014
10/14/2014: Overflight footage of the natural gas drill platform Baker in Cook Inlet near Kenai, Alaska, filmed by a Coast Guard C-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Kodiak, Oct. 3, 2014. Multiple Coast Guard assets, along with personnel from Hilcorp, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Nikiski Fire Department, CISPRI…

Coast Guard Icebreaker Rescues Man Aboard Sailboat Trapped in Arctic Ice

09/23/2014
09/23/2014: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a polar icebreaker, on a National Science Foundation-funded research mission rescued a man aboard a 36-foot sailboat trapped in Arctic ice approximately 40 miles northeast of Barrow, Alaska, July 12, 2014.   Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders in Juneau were contacted by North Slope Borough…

USCG Escorts Blue Marlin on Columbia River

08/26/2014
08/26/2014:A time-lapse video of the heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin as it transits the Columbia River past Astoria, Ore., Aug. 24, 2014. The Blue Marlin is being escorted by Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel, working with local law enforcement, to help ensure the safety of boaters as it…

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star

03/26/2014
03/26/2014: In the first two photos, Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star transits through the water accomplishing the Coast Guard missions summer of 2013. The Polar Star is one of the largest ships within the Coast Guard measuring at 399 feet long. Polar Star is specifically designed for open-water icebreaking with…

Coast Guard at-Sea Drug Transfer

12/20/2013
12/20/2013: A Coast Guard Station Miami small boat crew makes their way to the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant prior to a drug transfer in Miami, Oct. 11, 2013. The Vigilant transferred approximately 2,155 pounds of marijuana and 420 kilograms of cocaine stemming from two different interdictions near San Andres, Colombia.…

Coast Guard Completes Arctic Shield 2013

11/07/2013
11/07/2013: Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo discusses the completion of the Coast Guard's Arctic Shield 2013 operations in Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 16, 2013. Arctic Shield is a multi-faceted, measured approach to expanding the Coast Guard's presence in the emerging Arctic.  Credit:U.S. Coast Guard District 17:10/16/13 Excerpts from USCG Release: Arctic Shield…