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ISS3 2018

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Humanitarian Service Medal awarded for 2017 hurricane response operations In a set of ALCOAST messages dated May 23, the Coast Guard released the eligibility criteria for the award of the Humanitarian Service Medal for Coast Guardsmen who responded to the 2017 hurricane season. Service members who responded to Hurricane Harvey for one or more days between Aug. 23 and Oct. 31 and were physically present in the areas below, are eligible for the HSM. The applicable Texas counties are Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Polk, Refugio, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Tyler, Victoria, Walker, Waller and Wharton counties. The applicable Louisiana parishes are Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vermilion and Vernon. Service members who responded to Hurricanes Irma or Maria for one or more days from Sept. 6 to Oct. 20 and were physically present in the areas below are eligible for the HSM. The applicable areas are Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, certain Georgia counties (Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Coffee, Glynn, Liberty and McIntosh), the Caribbean Islands and the adjacent waters from Barbados northward to Anguilla and northwestward to the Straits of Florida. See ALCOASTs 200/18 and 201/18 for more specific information regarding eligibility and submission guidelines. Wrapping the response The Coast Guard-led Emergency Support Function-10 (ESF-10) mission was established to mitigate pollution and remove vessels displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Coast Guard reservists from across the country supported the mission in St. Thomas, USVI, including Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda Ogden from Sector Jacksonville and Petty Officer 2nd Class Amy D'Arecca from Sector Miami in the vessel owner outreach group; Lt. Cmdr. Arthur Hudman from Sector New York as operations branch director; Ensign Jayme DeGooyer from Sector Puget Sound and Ensign Duy Lam from Sector Maryland who both served in the documentation unit; Lt. Gregory Kim from Sector New York who served as resource unit leader; Chief Warrant Officer Dean Bunk from Sector San Juan who served in the vessel owner outreach group; and Lt. Ryan Schmid from Sector Corpus Christi who served as deputy incident commander. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Gina Ruoti. Reservists graduate from the U.S. Naval War College Several Coast Guard Reserve members graduated from the U.S. Naval War College June 15. Defense Secretary James Mattis and Navy Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley presented the diplomas. Among the graduates were Lt. Cmdr. Karl Garman of Coriveron Group 1, Lt. Cmdr. John Parsons of Sector Buffalo, N.Y., and Lt. Michael Walker of Coast Guard District Nine Legal, as well as Lt. Cmdr. Charlayne Holliday, of Coast Guard Headquarters, pictured receiving her diploma from Sec. Mattis. Photos courtesy of Lt. Cmdr. Karl Garman. 44 RESERVIST � Issue 3 • 2018

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