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G THE CALL ocumentation so that it can be searched for doing freedom of information act requests. CENTER: Auxiliarist Nicholas Teague communicating e missions at Air Station Houston. Providing locations and details of persons in need of rescue, medical assistance, or evacuation. RIGHT: ing helicopters to individual search and rescue cases, updating mission status, gathering information to provide to pilots and aircrew to : Communications trailer from Flotilla 4-10 out of Baton Rouge, LA sits on the ramp at USCG forward operating base. NEXT PAGE BOTTOM: porting USCG forward operating air base in southwestern Louisiana. Also pictured are: AUX Tim Hale (center) and AUX Darryl Viator. Not acy Judice. All are from D8CR Flotillas 4-10 and 44. in need of rescue, medical assistance, or evacuation were found and extraction was done safely. In the days Teague worked at Air Station Houston, he oversaw 51 rescues and 13 assists. The roles he played, are unique, as most Auxiliarists in the field are not given this level of responsibility. However, response to such situations calls for the implementation of the Incident Command System, which requires the use of personnel based upon their proper training and qualifications. Teague’s training and experience provided the Coast Guard with a much-needed resource. His skills made him uniquely qualified and he was assigned to oversee Air Station Houston OR express Communications Center operations during the night shift in the absence of the Communication Center Air Boss. This role required members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary to work side-by-side with Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel, thereby providing a perfect example of a Unified Command and Joint Service Operation. In addition to the support of Air Station Houston, the Auxiliary supported the Air Operations Branch at Sector Houston-Galveston Incident Command Post. Auxiliarists Abel Garcia, Stephanie Long, and Berhilo Galvan were assigned to input data after receiving distress calls from persons in need of rescue, Continued on Page 10 9