AFRAS Award Ceremony

(l-r) MCPOCG Charles (Skip) Bowen, USCG (ret_, President of AFRAS, Dana Goward, SES (ret) USCG, Chairman of AFRAS, Mr. Patrick Porter, USCG Auxiliary, Silver Award Winner, Mr. Virgil Chapman, USCG Auxiliary, spouse of Mr. Porter, ADM Chuck Michel, USCG Vice Commandant of the USCGG
(l-r) MCPOCG Charles (Skip) Bowen, USCG (ret), President of AFRAS, Dana Goward, SES (ret) USCG, Chairman of AFRAS, Mr. Patrick Porter, USCG Auxiliary, Silver Award Winner, Mr. Virgil Campbell, USCG Auxiliary, spouse of Mr. Porter, ADM Chuck Michel, USCG Vice Commandant of the USCGG

 

AFRAS Gold Medal Winner
(L-R) MCPOCG Charles (Skip) Bowen, USCG (ret), President of AFRAS, Dana Goward, SES (ret) USCG, Chairman of AFRAS,  Mr. Wayne Spivak, USCG Auxiliary, Vice-President of AFRAS, Petty Officer First Class Benjamin Cournia, USCG Gold Medal recipient, Mrs. Cournia, Ralph Abraham, MD (R-LA), ADM  Chuck Michel, USCG Vice Commandant of the USCGG and Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Chair of the Coast Guard and Marine Transportation Subcommittee partially blocked

 

AFRAS Silver Award Winner 2016
(L-R) MCPOCG Charles (Skip) Bowen, USCG (ret), President of AFRAS, Dana Goward, SES (ret) USCG, Chairman of AFRAS,  Mr. Wayne Spivak, USCG Auxiliary, Vice-President of AFRAS, Mr. Patrick Porter, USCG Auxiliary, Silver Award Winner, Ralph Abraham, MD (R-LA) , Mr. Virgil Campbell, USCG Auxiliary, spouse of Mr. Porter, ADM Chuck Michel, USCG Vice Commandant of the USCGG, Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Chair of the Coast Guard and Marine Transportation Subcommittee partially blocked
CAPT David Gandy, Maine Merchant Academy,
(L-R) MCPOCG Charles (Skip) Bowen, USCG (ret), President of AFRAS, Dana Goward, SES (ret) USCG, Chairman of AFRAS, CAPT David Gandy, Maine Merchant Academy, ADM Chuck Michel, USCG Vice Commandant of the USCGG
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Remembering Stewards-mate 1st Class Charles David, who served in the cutter Comanche during World War II. Seaman David leapt into frigid waters with a line attached to him. Using a still experimental rescue swimmer tether, he assisted in the saving nearly 100 soldiers and sailors of the SS Dorchester. In honoring one of their own, a new Coast Guard Cutter will be named after him. (L-R) Dana Goward, SES (ret) USCG, Chairman of AFRAS, Sharon David, his granddaughter and the cutter’s sponsor, along with her cousin, Duane Cyrus who is chronicling Charles’ heroic actions in a short film., ADM Chuck Michel, USCG Vice Commandant of the USCGG, MCPOCG Charles (Skip) Bowen, USCG (ret), President of AFRAS
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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa was made famous by the book and movie, “The Perfect Storm”. Dana Goward, SES (ret) USCG, Chairman of AFRAS, 5 members of her then crew CWO2 Shawn Sullivan, Captain Larry Brudnicki,CDR Bill Moeller,CPO Tommy Franks,CWO4 Ron Cerino, ADM Chuck Michel, USCG Vice Commandant of the USCGG, MCPOCG Charles (Skip) Bowen, USCG (ret), President of AFRAS
CAPT Eric van der Wal, Captain VEENDAM., Mrs Heather van der Wal
(L-R) MCPOCG Charles (Skip) Bowen, USCG (ret), President of AFRAS, Dana Goward, SES (ret) USCG, Chairman of AFRAS, Mr. Wayne Spivak, USCG Auxiliary, Vice-President of AFRAS, Mrs Heather van der Wal, CAPT Eric van der Wal, Captain VEENDAM., Mrs Heather van der Wal, Ralph Abraham, MD (R-LA) , ADM Chuck Michel, USCG Vice Commandant of the USCGG, Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Chair of the Coast Guard and Marine Transportation,Ms Cindy D’Aoust, CEO of CLIA, the Cruise Lines International Association