Inside the Coast Guard's rescue swimmer training program (Photo: Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert)

Inside the Coast Guard's rescue swimmer training program

Inside the Coast Guard's rescue swimmer training program (Photo: Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert)

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer is hoisted from an MH-60 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., during a search and rescue demonstration off the banks of Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the Star-Spangled Spectacular air show, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. The demonstration was to prepare for two shows as part of the city’s multi-day Star-Spangled Spectacular events commemorating the 200th anniversary of the penning of the national anthem. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty…

A Coast Guard rescue swimmer is hoisted from an MH-60 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., during a search and rescue demonstration off the banks of Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the Star-Spangled Spectacular air show, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. The demonstration was to prepare for two shows as part of the city’s multi-day Star-Spangled Spectacular events commemorating the 200th anniversary of the penning of the national anthem. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty…

Alenia C-27J Spartan (#2706) US Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento an Extended-Range, Air/Sea Search and Rescue Aircraft (the C-130H Replacement (2)

Alenia C-27J Spartan (#2706) US Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento an Extended-Range, Air/Sea Search and Rescue Aircraft (the C-130H Replacement (2)

Alenia C-27J Spartan (#2706) US Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento an Extended-Range, Air/Sea Search and Rescue Aircraft (the C-130H Replacement (3)

Alenia C-27J Spartan (#2706) US Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento an Extended-Range, Air/Sea Search and Rescue Aircraft (the C-130H Replacement (3)

!!!! The coast guard Ranger rescue team -- flight mechanic on lower left.

Inside the Coast Guard's Most Extreme Rescue

!!!! The coast guard Ranger rescue team -- flight mechanic on lower left.

While at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, he worked with a small group to create an autonomous remote-controlled car, quadcopter, and plane. During his senior year capstone project, he built upon these designs to develop an unmanned aerial system to perform search and rescue patterns. “When we developed our first RC plane autopilot, we realized that this could have a real application in the Coast Guard,” said Ledzian. “In the future, I would like to develop a more robust…

While at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, he worked with a small group to create an autonomous remote-controlled car, quadcopter, and plane. During his senior year capstone project, he built upon these designs to develop an unmanned aerial system to perform search and rescue patterns. “When we developed our first RC plane autopilot, we realized that this could have a real application in the Coast Guard,” said Ledzian. “In the future, I would like to develop a more robust…

The new boats will improve the U.S. Coast Guard's search-and-rescue operations on the northern Oregon coast.

U.S. Coast Guard will base two new cutters in Astoria

The new boats will improve the U.S. Coast Guard's search-and-rescue operations on the northern Oregon coast.

U.S. Coast Guard Arguably the most widely recognized team of Rescue Swimmer operators, the elite United States Coast Guard Aviation Survival Technician (AST)/ Helicopter Rescue Swimmers are called upon to respond in the most extreme rescue situations. High seas, medevacs, downed aviators, sinking vessels, and even hurricanes are just a few of the deadly scenarios that Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers are trained to handle. The Coast Guard's entire team of ASTs is composed of only about 350 active…

U.S. Coast Guard Arguably the most widely recognized team of Rescue Swimmer operators, the elite United States Coast Guard Aviation Survival Technician (AST)/ Helicopter Rescue Swimmers are called upon to respond in the most extreme rescue situations. High seas, medevacs, downed aviators, sinking vessels, and even hurricanes are just a few of the deadly scenarios that Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers are trained to handle. The Coast Guard's entire team of ASTs is composed of only about 350 active…

USA to the rescue! US Coast Guard Ice breaker asked to assist Antarctic rescue vessels trapped in ice due to #spiritofmawson fiasco

USA to the rescue! US Coast Guard Ice breaker asked to assist Antarctic rescue vessels trapped in ice due to #spiritofmawson fiasco

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