Ever since I was younger I was fascinated with the US Coast Guard, both of my Aunts were in the US Coast Guard one still serving now as a Commissioned Officer. The Coast Guard was something always on my career list but as I got older I never ended up enlisting or becoming an Officer. I am however still lucky to be apart of such an amazing organization that is the US Coast Guard, while I’m not a Reservist or a member of Active Duty I am an Officer in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and very proud of that.
While I don’t get to be involved everyday I still get to be a part of the US Coast Guard and working to accomplish its missions. The Auxiliary is a great organization that assists the Coast Guard in completing its missions by adding over 30,000 personnel to the agency all filling different roles from Boat Crew to Public Affairs Staff.
Today I read an article on the US Coast Guard’s official blog called The Compass about a boy whose dream is to be an US Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer. Luke Wiedeman has lived with a brain tumor for more than three years and undergone many treatments for it but has still never lost sight of his dream. With from the Make-a-Wish foundation and US Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama his dream was realized.
To view the full article from the Coast Guard Compass… Click Here!
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