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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
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
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
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
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