Not just for looks: Did you know that #USCG canines wear eye and ear protection to protect them from rotor wash, sea spray, foreign debris and engine noise?
#USCGK9 teams routinely conduct proficiency training with military, federal, state and local partners to ensure our teams can respond and deploy from a variety of aircraft and vessels.
(U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team - 91105 #K9 photos)
Wishing everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!
(#USCG illustration by U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City)
He single-handedly pulled four fisherman more than 250 yards in 57-degree water from their life raft to shore. Each of the fishermen were the same size or bigger than the 6-foot, 175-pound #USCG rescue swimmer.
This isn't a math equation, but a real life rescue for which Petty Officer 2nd Class Darren Harrity was just awarded the Coast Guard Medal for performing.
More about the medal: http://goo.gl/HWTBwY
More about the rescue: http://goo.gl/wROzFk
14 tons of cocaine off our streets thanks to Coast Guard cutters Bertholf and Valiant, and the USS Lassen (DDG 82) with a #USCG Law Enforcement Detachment aboard.
The Coast Guard has increased U.S. and allied presence in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Basin, which are known drug transit zones off of Central and South America, as part of its Western Hemisphere Strategy: http://goo.gl/liyLnn