The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Little Creek, Va., leads the Parade of Ships during Operation Sail 2012 in Norfolk, Va., June 6, 2012. OpSail 2012 Virginia is also commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 in hopes to inspire patriotism and foster interest in American maritime history and heritage.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David R. Marin (DVIDS)
A tactical Coast Guard boatcrew, aboard a 25-foot Response Boat, patrols Lake Michigan near the city of Chicago during the 2012 NATO Summit, May 21, 2012. Coast Guard boatcrews enforced security zones 24 hours per day during the event.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class George Degener (DVIDS)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police assigned to a Marine Security Emergency Response Team debark from the HMCS Ville de Quebec (FFH 332) to conduct boarding operations during Exercise Frontier Sentinel 2012 May 8, 2012 at sea off Sydney, Nova Scotia. Exercise Frontier Sentinel is a combined interagency exercise involving Joint Task Force Atlantic, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Command. The exercise is designed to continue to develop and validate the existing plans, treaties and standard operation procedures for a bilateral response to maritime homeland defense and security threats.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ernesto Hernandez Fonte / Released) (DVIDS)
A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk crew prepares to fly over Los Alamitos Army Airfield, California in support of Patriot Hook 2012, March 16, 2012.
Patriot Hook 2012 is an Air Force Reserve Command sponsored exercise that deploys Tanker/Airlift Control Elements to three locations and assembles units from the Air Force Reserve, Navy, Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue, and other agencies to confirm the viability of coordinated, security, disaster and contingency response operations.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. John Herrick / Released)
The U.S. Coast Guard’s second 154-foot fast response cutter, the Richard Etheridge, was launched at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La. Richard Etheridge will be home-ported in Miami and will primarily perform missions to save lives, enforce U.S. and international maritime law and ensure security in the Coast Guard’s 7th District off the Southeastern coast of the U.S. and in the Caribbean Sea.
(U.S. Coast Guard photo.)
Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a 65-year-old man from St. James Bay to Juneau, after reportedly suffering back and head injuries from a fall June 3, 2011. The helicopter crew arrived in Juneau at 12 p.m. and safely transferred the man to awaiting emergency medical services who took him for further medical care to Bartlett Regional Hospital. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.