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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

United States Coast Guard Drops in on Riverside Middle School Students

Members of the United States Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City arrived in their always recognizable orange and white helicopter to put on a display for Middle School Students at Bob Kenney field. 

The children learned many lessons about safety from the entire USCG crew. Rescue Swimmer Mike Gerent showed the children the rescue basket and all the equipment swimmers must wear when they are needed. Aviation Maintenance Technician Grant McGahee showed the children the cabin where they keep people they have rescued safe. Lt. Brent Hardgrave showed the children the copilot seat and explained how the copilot helps the crew accomplish their mission. Lt. Erin Warwick showed the children the pilot seat where she explained the importance of knowing how the helicopter works and how to safely operate in all sorts of conditions. 

We would like to thank Ptl. Timothy Marano and his wife for setting up this program.  A special thank you goes out to Chief Petty Officer Mike Gerent and his crew for this demonstration and keeping us safe!  Thank you for your service and your time today!






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