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Hurricane Hunters inside eye as Michael makes landfall

Story by MSgt Jessica Kendziorek on 10/12/2018 KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron started flying into Hurricane Michael Sunday and over the next four days observed it intensify from a possible tropical depression to a Category 4 storm, which made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida
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Team Travis poised to deliver after Hurricane Michael

Story by MSgt Joseph Swafford on 10/11/2018 Within hours of Hurricane Michael's landfall on the Florida Panhandle, a C-17 Globemaster III from the 21st Airlift Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California was wheels up to support civil authorities in humanitarian relief operations. The C-17 staged at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona,
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Coast Guard medevacs fisherman off Maui

Story by PO3 Matthew West on 10/11/2018 HONOLULU The Coast Guard successfully medevaced a 62-year-old mariner off a fishing vessel 82-miles north of Kahului, Wednesday. "Our trained crews and hoist-capable aircraft are vital to ensuring mariners reach a higher level of medical care quickly," said Lt. j.g. Celesta Brosowsky, a
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How the Coast Guard supports maritime commerce and the ship-building industry

Story by PO1 Seth Johnson on 10/11/2018 But even before a ship ever gets in the water, the Coast Guard is behind the scenes working to make it ready for sea. Coast Guard marine inspectors work in tandem with ship builders in the United States to ensure the vessels are
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Tour of No Regrets brought to life by Naval Hospital Bremerton staff member

Story by Douglas Stutz on 10/09/2018 Sitting for an extended period of time is not the idea of fun for Naval Hospital Bremerton's chief information officer. Unless it involves bicycling along the entire Pacific coastline of the United States. Pat Flaherty, accompanied by daughter Ruth, embarked on a late summer
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Unrest to refuge

Story by PO1 Jon-Paul Rios on 10/09/2018 "I remember the Guerillas coming to my home, pointing a gun at my mother demanding our chickens," said Lt. Marvin Pea, recounting his few memories growing up in El Salvador. "It was guerilla warfare no place for a child." One can imagine fond
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