USS America Commissioning

10/13/2014
10/12/2014: The Navy's newest amphibious assault ship USS America is commissioned during San Francisco Fleet Week. This portion of the Commissioning event contains the remarks of the ship’s skipper, Captain Bob Hall.  Credit: DoD News:10/11/14 For overview pieces on the USS America: The USS America: Redefining Amphibious Assault 10/08/2014 –…

The Many Faces of the USS America: Shaping a Crew at Sea

08/17/2014
08/17/2014: The USS America is in transit to San Diego and then on to San Francisco for its official commissioning in October.  In transit, the crew is training and fitting out the ship.  In this slideshow, some of the many skills being learned and applied at sea are highlighted, and…

A Cliff Rescue by the USCG

01/29/2014
01/29/2014:A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew from Air Station San Francisco rescued three injured persons from a car that traveled off the side of a cliff near San Mateo, California on Thanksgiving November 28, 2013.  Credit: USCG District 11:11/29/13  See our interview with the then District 11 Commander, Rear Admiral…

US Coast Guard Rescue 50-Miles Offshore

06/27/2011
06/27/2011 A crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco hoist an injured man from the MSC Maria Elena, a 1,100-foot Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel, Thursday, May 12, 2011. The injured man was medically evacuated to Air Station San Francisco where he was transferred to paramedics. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic…