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Downed Fighter Jet Recovered off Hawaii

A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) was recently used to help locate a downed fighter jet off Hawaii.The privately owned Hawker Hunter aircraft crashed on December 12, 2018 while participating in the Hawaii Air National Guard sponsored training exercise Sentry Aloha. The pilot ejected before the crash and was rescued by the Coast Guard with the assistance of nearby good Samaritans, but the plane was sent crashing into the ocean.The aicraft hit the water about 1 mile south of Honolulu in an area with many small boats. The number of boats in the area meant there were many cellphone videos

Coast Guard R&D Center researchers board a helicopter as they prepare to evaluate remote Alaskan sites to establish a communications relay network. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Research & Development Center staff)

USCG Evaluates Comms Equipment in Alaska

rescue exercise will involve the transfer of role-players from Tin City to higher care facilities in Kotzebue to treat simulated injuries. First responders will be represented at all levels of government (international, federal, state and local) and will include the Coast Guard, Air Force, Alaskan National Guard, State of Alaska Emergency Response and Royal Canadian Air Force.    Since its initial development in 2010, the NICS program has been used in a number of national emergencies. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has used NICS as an information sharing and domain

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Tropical Storm Erika Heads for Florida

up the Florida peninsula, affecting Orlando's popular theme parks.   Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Friday ahead of Erika, noting the storm could travel "up the spine of Florida" from Sunday into next week.   On Thursday, Scott said 8,000 National Guard were ready to mobilize, and communications had been tested in anticipation of a weekend landfall.   He urged residents, especially those who have moved to Florida in the decade since Hurricane Wilma, the last major storm to hit the state in 2005, to follow news reports.   The greatest

Navy EOD divers prepare: Photo credit US Navy Mil.

Navy Divers Salvage F-16C Aircraft From GofM

Navy sailors and divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, embarked aboard the Navy's rescue and salvage ship 'USNS Grasp' (T-ARS-51), find and salvage a downed F-16 aircraft off the coast of Virginia. The downed aircraft was one of two F-16 fighter jets from the 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard that clipped wings mid-air during a routine training mission 35 miles southeast of Chincoteague, Va., on 1, August 2013. The other aircraft involved in the incident was able to fly back to Joint Base Andrews in Md. without further incident.

 Staging out of Chincoteague Island, Va., the team

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