Memorial Ride this Monday

Good morning Heroes of Borinquen,

All Gave Some…Some Gave All

On the 17 May 2019, we lost a shipmate to a fatal motorcycle accident.

Did you know LCDR Molly Waters donated her organs “So Others May Live”

https://coastguardnews.com/honor-walk-coast-guard-honors-commander-molly-waters/2019/05/21/
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/05/18/coast-guard-commander-dies-injuries-motorcycle-crash.html

They are gathering the horses on base Memorial Day at 0900.

They will meet in housing in front of the indoor basketball court ready to ride.

They Ride for our lost shipmates, battle buddies, swabbies, zoomies, rotor heads, and grunts.

They will be riding down the coast, through the towns and pass the Atlantic Garden Veterans Cemetery

They will have a safety brief and bike check before kickstands up

A wise man once said when we use the word They…reflect and contemplate…Who is They?

They is You

https://cg.portal.uscg.mil/units/hswlsc/SafeEvHealth/Shore_Branch/motorcycle/SitePages/Home.aspx

 


The Coast Guard Foundation Spouse Scholarship

We are now accepting applications for the Coast Guard Foundation Spouse Scholarship, and a new award for 2019, the Coast Guard Foundation Delta Dental Spouse Scholarship. These awards are available from January 14 through February 8 and are awarded in the order in which they are received as long as all eligibility requirements are met.

The Coast Guard Foundation Spouse Scholarship assists non-military spouses of Enlisted Coast Guard members in ranks E-3 through E-6 studying at a nationally or regionally accredited institution with the award covering expenses like books, school fees, transportation, and childcare costs. Spouses of Reservists on any type of active duty orders for at least one year in duration are also eligible. Scholarships will be in the amount of $500 and are limited to one payment per the calendar year. Apply now!

By awarding me the Coast Guard Foundation Spouse Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspects of my career. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help other Coast Guard spouse achieve their goals just as you have helped me.

Desiree Borges, 2018 spouse scholarship recipient

The Coast Guard Foundation Delta Dental Spouse Scholarship assists non-military spouses of Enlisted Coast Guard members in ranks E3 – E6 pursuing a degree or certification related to oral health and wellness. There are 10 scholarships available in the amount of $2,000 and are limited to one payment per calendar year.

Spouses of Reservists on any type of active duty orders for at least one year in duration in the aforementioned pay grades are also eligible. Scholarships will be awarded in the order in which they are received, provided all eligibility requirements have been met. Apply now!

Apply for the Scholarship here!

Did you Know this about BQN AIRSTA: NEWS- Air Station Borinquen showcases Coast Guard MH-65D helicopter

We will start sharing news and articles about Air Station Borinquen in this section.

Air Station Borinquen showcases Coast Guard MH-65D helicopter to aspiring youth aerospace professionals in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands!

The Air Station Borinquen crew of the MH-65D Dolphin helicopter flew out to St. Croix, USVI Thursday, July 12, to support the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Aviation Career Education (ACE) camp at the St. Croix International Airport. This group of high school aged students from St. Croix were spending their summer learning about careers in the aviation industry. The Borinquen crew include pilots LT Bryan Conrad, LT Katy Caraway, and Flight Mechanic AMTC Ryan Curry. Leading the ACE group were two Coast Guard Officers LCDR A. D. Wallace, from Air Station New Orleans, and LT Ronaqua Russel, from Air Station Corpus Christi. The Borinquen crew spent the afternoon with the students showcasing the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and discussing the Coast Guard’s aviation missions, different career paths in aviation, and helicopter mechanics and aerodynamics.

“This was a great event. The students were really engaged, and asked some intelligent questions. I hope that our presence opened their eyes to the aviation exciting career opportunities in the Coast Guard,” said Lt Bryan Conrad.

OBAP’s Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy provides middle and high school youth with exposure to opportunities in aerospace and aviation through week long summer camps.

Thank you for everything you do, SK2 Nicole Disiro!

Clean up efforts continue here at Air Station Borinquen. Pictured here is SK2 Nicole Disiro, voluntarily power washing away the little reminders of Hurricane Maria that linger. SK2 Disiro is currently TDY  to AirSta Borinquen from ATC Mobile, as the independent purchasing agent for the engineering forces leading resilience projects within Boriquen Housing.  Her efforts and generosity are greatly appreciated for returning the beauty back to our home, BZ!