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Pilot Says He Saw 1 of 2 Missing Teen Fishermen

This combination made from photos provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows Perry Cohen, left, and Austin Stephanos, both 14 years old. Cohen and Stephanos were last seen Friday afternoon, July 24, 2015, in the Jupiter, Fla. area. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A pilot who was part of a massive search to find two missing teen fishermen told investigators he's positive he saw one floating on debris two days after their boat capsized. According to a report released this week, Bobby Smith told Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators reconstructing the disap... more

Cutter Tampa Returns to Portsmouth after Fisheries Patrol

A Coast Guard member waits on the pier for the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa at Base Portsmouth, Virginia, April 27, 2016. (Photo: Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew returned to Portsmouth, Virginia, after a 54-day fisheries patrol Thursday. During their patrol, Tampa's crew conducted 41 commercial fishing vessel boardings that resulted in the detection of seven commercial fisheries safety violations, one voyage termination and one fisheries violation. Ta... more

Regulators Relax Monitoring of Decade-old Gulf Oil Leak

This March 31, 2015, file photo shows an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Federal regulators have relaxed a pollution monitoring requirement for a company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, a slow-motion spill that could last another century. In 2008, the Coast Guard ordered Taylor Energy Company to conduct daily flights over the site of its leak to visually monitor chron... more

Passing Military Swimming Tests

Passing Military Swimming Tests

There are several military swimming-related tests most military members must be able to pass.  Usually, these tests are either performed at the various military indoctrination training programs throughout the branches or in advanced training such as that performed in special forces. However, in the Navy and Coast Guard the swim test is part of t... more

Special Operations Fitness Prep

Special Operations Fitness Prep

Since 9-11, many former military members have asked me about re-joining active units or challenging themselves to try for Special Operations positions after several years out of the military or in reserve units. This email comes from a Marine Reservist, who is taking that challenge to go active duty again AND push for Marine RECON units. His em... more

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