Last year, the men and women of Coast Guard Station LA/Long Beach executed over 300 search and rescue missions. They saved the lives of 216 boaters who transmitted mayday calls, and assisted another 700+ who experienced difficulties off the 350 miles of California shore they are responsible for. They protect the largest container port in the world and today, THEY ARE *NOT* GETTING PAID.
When you are a junior enlisted Coastguardsman rescue swimmer with a wife and young child, a car payment and bills to take care of, NOT receiving your paycheck is a BIG DEAL, because you only make $2,500 in base pay each month. Join Bob Hope USO in helping – we’ve already distributed $3,500 in grocery cards and there’s no end in sight.