The SITREP: Coast Guard Prepares for the Cold, Army Highlights Female Unit & More

Coast Guard rescue swimmers gear up against frigid New England conditionsPetty Officer 2nd Class Paul Mills, an aviation survival technician, trains in the swimming pool at Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Cape Cod in Massachusetts on Jan. 19, 2017. This rescue technique is what rescue swimmers use when bringing survivors to the basket to be hoisted into the awaiting MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to bring them home safely. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll.

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017.

    • The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group commenced strike missions in support of Operation Inherent Resolve from the eastern Mediterranean Sea this week.
    • Air Force leaders recognize the importance of STEM careers at recent awards ceremony.
    • Army spotlights the only black women’s Army Corps unit sent to Europe during WWII.

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