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Boomer’s Sunday

| October 13, 2019 | 9 Comments
Boomer’s Sunday

It’s time once again, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, for Boomer’s Sunday, where I cull through his weekly offering of ‘toons, and pick the best of many. twenty forty fifty so. Honorable Mention goes to my pals AW1 Scott and Fred These are from the right, but I am more than willing to post up differing […]

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Coast Guard Nets $165 Million Worth of Cocaine

| September 26, 2019 | 16 Comments
Coast Guard Nets $165 Million Worth of Cocaine

A maritime patrol aircraft noticed a semi-submersible in international waters. A cutter was notified and sent to where the craft was located. The cutter ended up netting a large catch that included four suspected drug smugglers brought into the crew’s custody. From the Navy Times: MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard says a cutter patrolling […]

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Coasties fish downed pilot from the Gulf of Mexico

| September 19, 2019 | 6 Comments
Coasties fish downed pilot from the Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard for the win once again. Mr. Hodges is fortunate, to say the least, that he was rescued in such a short period of time. A large part of that was him having emergency gear to aid his rescuers. From the article: The Coast Guard rescued a pilot after his small, single-engine plane crashed […]

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Coasties To the Rescue Again

| August 29, 2019 | 3 Comments
Coasties To the Rescue Again

Photo by Ex-PH2 Coasties rescue 2 boaters from Lake Michigan, near Waukegan, IL https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/25b82f2 A video is here:  https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/28/lake-michigan-water-rescue-near-waukegan/ There were several units involved, per the USCG report. The problem with Lake Michi Gamu is that when the lake gets restless and wind speeds are driving waves to break high and hard on the shoreline, […]

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Boomer’s Sunday

| August 18, 2019 | 25 Comments
Boomer’s Sunday

OK. More than 10 Blame Boomer. It’s time once again, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, for Boomer’s Sunday, where I cull through his weekly offering of ‘toons, and pick the best ten or so. Honorable Mention goes to my pals AW1 Scott, and AW1 Rod, who both provided some entertainment. If I can drag AW1 Tim […]

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Nothing Exciting, Unless Your Boat is On Fire

| July 30, 2019 | 8 Comments
Nothing Exciting, Unless Your Boat is On Fire

Photo by PO3 John Mitchelll/USCG Looks like the Puddle Pounders are busy all the time. In this instance, they helped a local fire department put out a fire on a big motorboat offshore, down near Pensacola. FL. https://www.dvidshub.net/video/699409/coast-guard-station-pensacola-responds-vessel-fire There’s a brief movie, too, embedded in the article, by PO3 Mitchell. That is a nice and […]

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The Waterdogs and Your Tax Dollars At Work

| July 27, 2019 | 15 Comments
The Waterdogs and Your Tax Dollars At Work

This series of short videos of the Puddle Pounders chasing down Very Bad Guys should give you guys a boost this weekend. https://www.militarytimes.com/video/2019/07/26/watch-smugglers-heave-cocaine-into-the-ocean-as-coast-guard-closes-in/ In the first video:  A group of suspected smugglers in a go-fast boat took to tossing bales of assumed narcotics into the sea as U.S. Coast Guard teams caught up with them […]

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Coastie jumps on moving drug runner submarine…

| July 11, 2019 | 34 Comments
Coastie jumps on moving drug runner submarine…

…and starts beating it with fists ChipNASA sends us an article of how the Coasties deal with drug running submersibles. When pulling up along side and yelling doesn’t seem to have much effect, well, watch the video and see for yourselves. These guys are not the friendly puddle pirates wanting to see your personal flotation […]

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