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Station Chatham has had the honor to maintain and operate the last of the 44' Motor Lifeboats, the CG 44301. The workhorse of the Motor Lifeboat Fleet for over 40 years, retired officially on May 8, 2009

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Chief Petty Officer Karen Voorhees stands in front of an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter, a common platform for her search and rescue missions. Voorhees is the first woman to be advanced to chief petty officer in the rate of aviation survival technician since women were integrated into Coast Guard active duty service in 1973. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

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13 Awesome Things You Didn't Know About The Coast Guard

Rescue Swimmers Are Super Badass | 13 Awesome Things You Didn't Know About The Coast Guard

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