How Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers Pack Their Gear - US Coast Guard - Smarter Every Day 279

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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay  Před 10 měsíci +709

    One of the main reasons I wanted to make this video is so young people would know that this career field exists. Can you imagine how cool of a job this would be? Thank you to everyone who supports at ! My goal is to keep being authentic, and your support allows me to do that without trying to please sponsors. I look forward to sending you these sweet holographic stickers! Thank you!

    • The Last
      The Last Před 10 měsíci +2


    • Tristan Helm
      Tristan Helm Před 10 měsíci

      Thank you for this channel

    • SmokeTinyTom
      SmokeTinyTom Před 10 měsíci +5

      I dropped everything to watch this... Thankfully had my steel capped boots on, thanks to your recommendation. :)

    • SnifferINChief
      SnifferINChief Před 10 měsíci +1

      Destin!! I can only imagine how much work goes into these videos, but I can't wait, I need more!! Haha.
      I really enjoy these "deep dive" series. Can't wait to see the rest. Keep up the great work

    • Serrated Edge
      Serrated Edge Před 10 měsíci +3

      This was my dream job until I had 3 seizures at 19 and was diagnosed with epilepsy :(

  • wil milam
    wil milam Před 10 měsíci +3860

    Great video. Have a request if possible. I am a retired Rescue Swimmer and in your video you have a swimmer on an iceberg. I am that swimmer. I have still photos of that flight but was not aware there was a video. Was wondering if there was a way to get a copy of that video or where you got it. Thanks again. Appreciate your time.

    • Phriedah
      Phriedah Před 10 měsíci +276

      Thank you for your service!

    • DeMarc99
      DeMarc99 Před 10 měsíci +163

      Is this legitimate? That’s awesome, I hope he sees this and you get your footage.

    • Scampi
      Scampi Před 10 měsíci +47

      Top job mate! Thank you so much for your service

    • aerosaaber
      aerosaaber Před 10 měsíci +38

      to the top with this comment!

    • Pep98
      Pep98 Před 10 měsíci +19


  • Joshua Kruger
    Joshua Kruger Před 10 měsíci +185

    I love how excited Destin gets about random engineering things. “Is that a torque screwdriver?!?” Love it!

  • Benjamin Dean
    Benjamin Dean Před 10 měsíci +137

    As a former Navy rescue swimmer instructor - I really appreciate this video shedding light on our program. Thank you, Destin, for putting this together! ***So others may live***

    • mstrdiver
      mstrdiver Před 10 měsíci +3

      I found myself welded to my chair watching this video and at the end, I was drooling over how to get my hands on some of the little survival vest gadget gems.

    • Gentle Whispers
      Gentle Whispers Před 9 měsíci

      We watched footage of training ops for the most part here.
      How often, when a rescue swimmer takes a dip for Work, do they pull out someone who had a Good Excuse for being there or are they all just drunk tourists?
      That is the experience I have had on Land, responding to calls.

    • Benjamin Dean
      Benjamin Dean Před 9 měsíci

      @Gentle Whispers Well that depends. I know swimmers that have been near disasters, and I also know some that have never had to dunk. One swimmer I know ended up pulling close to 300 people out of the water from a ferry sinking. I would say, on average there will be a recovery of some kind every deployment.
      Otherwise, we just meet training requirements. I'm speaking for blue water swimmers - not brown water peeps.

    • Daniel Nam
      Daniel Nam Před 7 měsíci

      @Gentle Whispers Some of the people that Coast Guard has the most encounters are fishermen. Not the ones who go out on weekends for fun, but the ones that go out for months to make living. Not all rescue swimmers see action either and from what I've heard from people who worked with rescue swimmers, they said swimmers that get the most calls are located near fishermen go out for rough waters. Like Northwestern area (Oregon, Washington, Alaska) and Northeastern(New England).

    • It’s Matisyahu
      It’s Matisyahu Před 22 dny

      Hey real talk what did you think about the movie "The Guardian"?

  • Powell Filmmaking
    Powell Filmmaking Před 10 měsíci +452

    I can REALLY appreciate how well this video is put together. It really feels like a learning journey, you did a great job!

    • Knoodle
      Knoodle Před 10 měsíci +2


  • Luke Arts
    Luke Arts Před 10 měsíci +38

    I would like to extend a thank-you to all the patrons who support this channel. I personally can't afford to financially support Destin, so I'm grateful that others can so that I can keep enjoying wonderful videos like these. I love in-depth breakdowns of technical stuff, especially survival-related. And as a (former) rescue diver, this series has an extra meaning for me.

  • Joe Herbert
    Joe Herbert Před 10 měsíci +198

    Semper Paratus coasties! Thank you all for your service! You all deserve more recognition than you get!

  • Marc-Antoine Châteauvert
    Marc-Antoine Châteauvert Před 9 měsíci +5

    You know what? I have very strong opinions on mostly anything related to the US Military as a whole, but your videos show these people in a way that makes me feel nothing but respect for them. I won't talk about the institution as a whole, but the individuals you meet in these deep dives? Absolutely brilliant, hardworking and competent people. I admire their resourcefulness, humility and discipline. Thank you for showing us this angle! Amazing videos, keep them coming. Your content has been getting WAY better recently, and that bar was already high.

  • Harry Allen
    Harry Allen Před 10 měsíci +24

    I’m a retired USCG HH-65 pilot. I used to travel to various CG Air Stations and teach CRM, Crew Resource Management. Along with having incredible rescue stories of my own to share, pilots, Flight Mechanics and Rescue Swimmers would share their experiences. These experiences were and are so incredible they defy description. Night, bad weather, raging ocean, surf, cliffs, caves, ships, you name it. Each case involves the crew working together to be creative and figure out exactly how to prosecute the rescue and recovery.

  • droid683
    droid683 Před 10 měsíci +60

    Rescue swimmers have got to be some of the most badass individuals out there. Proud to have grown up with a guy who became one.

    • Greg Thompson
      Greg Thompson Před 3 měsíci +3

      Proud to have known a guy that knew a guy.

  • Frankie
    Frankie Před 9 měsíci +43

    I have a shitton of respect for not only the rescue swimmers that go out there into the danger to rescue people, but also the pilots that can manage to hold the aircraft in position in all different types of conditions to make sure everyone gets out

  • Will Clark
    Will Clark Před 10 měsíci +96

    This has a real impact. Mad respect for these extremely brave and skilled people. Thanks Destin!

  • Reece Bender
    Reece Bender Před 10 měsíci +270

    Imagine not having watched The Guardian and learned all about these crazy dudes from Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher's amazing perfomances

    • TuSn
      TuSn Před 10 měsíci +12

      Great movie

    • twistedyogert
      twistedyogert Před 10 měsíci +7

      Never saw the film but I have read about how difficult the training process was.

    • swimdude2113
      swimdude2113 Před 10 měsíci +7

      I got teary eyed watching this video thinking about the movie 😂

    • Thomas Rogers
      Thomas Rogers Před 10 měsíci +6

      That was a hard movie to watch

    • SnifferINChief
      SnifferINChief Před 10 měsíci +2

      That was definitely a good one

  • N Goodall
    N Goodall Před 10 měsíci +15

    There is nothing better than working to help others and save lives. Mad respect. I served 22 years in the Army; these survival techs are very impressive.

  • Jose A.
    Jose A. Před 10 měsíci +4

    It would be incredible to do one of this series with the NOAA airplanes. Doing the Hurricane chasing and flying the awesome modified airplanes.

    • mstrdiver
      mstrdiver Před 10 měsíci

      Concur. I would bet that Destin will take this idea and run with it.

  • Chris Peycelon
    Chris Peycelon Před 10 měsíci +17

    Dustin, as a mariner myself, this is among our greatest fears, CG is such an important institution like you said many have no clue how critical it is to marine safety

  • Catpurrson3
    Catpurrson3 Před 10 měsíci +2

    Another thoroughly educational video! You present info simply and clearly without talking down. And your secret skill is always asking the questions we viewers would ask. BZ!

  • Cuban Fresh
    Cuban Fresh Před 10 měsíci +43

    I love this series! I’m leaving for Basic on January 10th. Very interested on the Aviation side of things of the coast guard

    • M. Gustafson
      M. Gustafson Před 10 měsíci +4

      Be ready and good luck! Everyone is rooting for you! You can do this!😎✌🏼

    • Bescot Dude
      Bescot Dude Před 10 měsíci +1

      which branch

    • Spon Rilker
      Spon Rilker Před 10 měsíci +3

      If you want to be a rescue swimmer, get that strength and stamina up. Swimming in open ocean is no joke, then you have to pull dead weight with you. Much harder than a pool or beach

  • Timothy Miller
    Timothy Miller Před 10 měsíci +124

    Hey Destin, this is one of my favorite series of yours by far. Looking forward to the rest of the vids to come.

  • Ed Melisky
    Ed Melisky Před 9 měsíci +42

    I worked as a civilian for the USCG in the 80s for 4 years. This small service is unique and very specialized. I am glad such a small, very competent group of heros is getting recognized. I am extremely proud to have worked with such elite people.

  • AlxBrb
    AlxBrb Před 10 měsíci +21

    Here in italy we have a branch of similar aviation techs dedicated only to Alpine, Speleological, Fluvial, and more generally Remote/Mountainside Rescue operations.
    It's called CNSAS.
    It's really interesting to see the many small changes into equipment, techniques and training models in the heli-ops both on air and on their respective warehouses (could we use the word "doctrine", in this case?).
    Absolutely amazing video, Thanks!

  • Hurricane
    Hurricane Před 9 měsíci +13

    I’m getting my DLRG silver lifeguarding qualification so this is super interesting to see how far “swimming to save people” goes! And fun fact - the German word for lifeguard is Rettungsschwimmer, so taken literally, in Germany technically all lifeguards are rescue swimmers! My grandpa was also in the USCG, wish I could ask him whether he knew anything about the rescue swimmers…!

  • Rushin' Truckin'
    Rushin' Truckin' Před 10 měsíci +6

    Thank you, Destin, for everything you do! LOVED the 80’s themed voice-over stuff

    • hit me on nicegram@smartereveryday0
      hit me on nicegram@smartereveryday0 Před 10 měsíci

      Thanks for watching
      Expect more uploads soon✔️
      You've been selected as a winner🎁
      Quickly send a direct me above to acknowledge your prize 🎉

  • Tim Kozikowski
    Tim Kozikowski Před 10 měsíci +4

    First...happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Second, thank you for continuing this series on the USCG. As the proud father of a CDR cutterman stationed in Key West I appreciate learning more about the mission and work these brave Guardians perform every day.

  • MrTingles
    MrTingles Před 10 měsíci +13

    Destin's inexhaustible enthusiasm for learnin' is enviable and inspiring.

  • Travis Hancock
    Travis Hancock Před 9 měsíci +22

    I love how many little models of ships and aircraft Destin has. They are so cool.

  • Scott W
    Scott W Před 10 měsíci +15

    Thank you Destin for this amazing series! It shines the light on spectacular people with phenomenal jobs.

  • Andrew V
    Andrew V Před 9 měsíci +3

    Awesome, thank you. My son is a rescue swimmer in the NAVY and super proud of him. He is an inspiration to me, his mom and his siblings. Thanks for doing this :-) God Bless

  • SomeGuy's Garage
    SomeGuy's Garage Před 10 měsíci +8

    These deep dive series, both this and the submarine ones, have been absolutely amazing! Keep it up :)

  • clxudz
    clxudz Před 10 měsíci +9

    You're awesome, Destin! I hope you know how much you deserve to be cherished! We're thankful you exist, and make such awesome videos!!

  • Zack Darce
    Zack Darce Před 10 měsíci

    I am loving this whole series Destin. Please don't stop making the videos you want to make. It's pretty clear that the rest of us also want to see this content.

  • Sandy VG
    Sandy VG Před 10 měsíci

    Integrity is everything. This is probably why you started this channel to start with. Thanks for bringing us along. True sponsors will come along to support what we the people actually watch. They will someday learn what we have, Getting smarter everyday never stops.

  • Steve Doe
    Steve Doe Před 10 měsíci +4

    BZ to the USCG for opening up their shop like this. Great series! Transparency...taxpayers learning of the services provided with their funds is a good thing.

  • Mike B
    Mike B Před 10 měsíci +4

    This is awesome, my kid's cub scout pack had an event at the USCG station here next to the airport here and I really had to restrain myself with questions about everything since it was "all about the kids" but this series totally is making up for it.

    • Lance Clement
      Lance Clement Před 10 měsíci +1

      I dont know how it is at larger stations and air stations, but the local coasties gave me and my grandfather a free tour of their boats years ago because we brought them doughnuts. Give it a shot

  • Lukas Giese
    Lukas Giese Před 10 měsíci +34

    What I always found interesting is that (in theory and by training standard) you can take any swimmer and any aircrew and combine them without having met before. Their language and procedures are so standardized and well trained that they just click. Something that is a powerfull asset during big floods or hurricanes as often personell comes together from all over.

    • Ole Hagemann
      Ole Hagemann Před 10 měsíci +1

      Great Point !

    • NorthWoodsYankee
      NorthWoodsYankee Před 10 měsíci +3

      There's no theory there. It is true and that is the reason for standardized training and equipment. In 2002 I was on a boat crew, none of us had ever worked together before and we all landed in NYC on a boat we had never been on before. It was no different than working with my normal crew and we were on a 41' UTB. It was identical to the ones we had at our home stations. All equipment is in the same place, all equipment is same quantity, all electronics are the same, etc. One boat was having engine issues and two of us were able to troubleshoot and fix the problem quickly never having met each other before because of standardized everything.
      That's very important when something happens and people come from all over and have to make things happen.

    • T Rex
      T Rex Před 10 měsíci +1

      Oh yes, the STAN Team Visits, remember them well as I was a HC_130 Load Master and Drop Master for many years, we always looked forward to the annual visit of the traveling school house team to QA what we were doing and how we communicated as a team. You could take a Load Master from Air Sta Clearwater and a Pilot from Air Sta Kodiak and the rest of the crew from scattered air stations and still get the best job done. Team Work which I don't see in the civilian world.

    • NorthWoodsYankee
      NorthWoodsYankee Před 10 měsíci +2

      @T Rex STAN Teams visits were quite something. RFO was fun too. When you passed it all and only maybe got a minor discrepancy or two on the asset and performance...ya did good.

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Před 9 měsíci +1

      That's got to be a really important character trait. I'm sure not everyone can communicate universally like that.

  • Eric Brosch
    Eric Brosch Před 10 měsíci +7

    This series is remarkable! I really appreciate your willingness to go deep and respect your viewers’ intelligence

  • deanteach24
    deanteach24 Před 9 měsíci +12

    I so greatly appreciate the videos you make! I am an upper elementary teacher and my classes always love to watch your videos. Thank you for creating (like you said) respectful and educational content that is thought provoking and entertaining! My students and I love when you have your giddy science wonder moments during a video and when you get super excited about something. All your videos are so well done, please keep them coming!

  • NWJF
    NWJF Před 10 měsíci +5

    I subscribed just for this Coast Guard series. Seriously excellent content. Thanks Destin.
    And boy is the Coast Guard under rated.

  • Dutch Storm
    Dutch Storm Před 10 měsíci +1

    Dustin, thanks for sharing this information regarding the Coast Guard. I've been fascinated by them since reading Junger Sebastian's book "The Perfect Storm" back in 2009. Everyone should read the book, the movie doesn't even scratch the surface of the role that the Para-Rescue Jumpers/Swimmers play in correcting our various "Darwin Award" winning adventures on sea, land or air.

  • Gooby
    Gooby Před 10 měsíci +3

    Love seeing all my friends on your channel! Also love how you’re diving deep into what we do every day in the CG!! Keep up the great content 😁

  • crimsonraider94
    crimsonraider94 Před 10 měsíci +9

    I really think this is the best deep dive series you’ve done so far. Every time one of these gets uploaded it’s an instant click for me 👏

  • MrProach2
    MrProach2 Před 10 měsíci +4

    I love this. Every video you do is concise, important and to the point; irrespective of the subject matter. And engaging with the folk you meet, you're the star. I love the engineering and aviation content, but others should love the precision to which you apply yourself (like the wrong-way bicycle for example).

  • Logan Begalka
    Logan Begalka Před 10 měsíci +1

    Love this series so much. Its very interesting to actually see what they do. I appreciate your work Destin.

  • Mike Kobb
    Mike Kobb Před 7 měsíci

    I love this series. It's already great to see people who are outstanding at what they do and committed to excellence, but add to that the fact that they're doing a life-saving mission and it's just fantastic to watch.

  • Oshzz Oshzz
    Oshzz Oshzz Před 10 měsíci +7

    I used to be an Aircrew Flight Equipment specialist for the Air Force. Pretty much the same job, but I wish I'd have went this route. Super cool to see what my brothers and sisters are doing on the water. The level of excitement that you get about it is the level of excitement I walked in to my job with every day. I miss it so so so much.
    Thanks for the deep dive, love all the videos you do, Destin!

  • lentztu
    lentztu Před 10 měsíci

    As always Destin, these series are truly amazing. Can’t send enough love to the Coast Guard for the superhero tasks they do!

  • nicknack125
    nicknack125 Před 10 měsíci +4

    Just want to say I have been loving this series - it brings me back to watching Discovery channel as a kid, back when it was just full of well made, educational content.

  • Cameron
    Cameron Před 10 měsíci +5

    I've lived on the coast of Lake Michigan for 30 years and have seen countless rescue operations done by USCG but this video puts their activities in a different perspective.

  • ASeriesOfSymbols
    ASeriesOfSymbols Před 10 měsíci

    Hi Destin,
    I won't go into details, but I have spent a large portion of my life in financial distress. Watching your videos was always a pleasant, and in some sort of way, meaningful distraction from my stress. It was like a reminder that there was more to life than just this, a reminder that this too shall pass. It has passed. I am finally in a place of relative financial stability. I decided to give to your Patreon. At the lowest level, 'cuz relative stability. But still. I wanted to give back, in some meager measure, the peace you have given me. I'm trying not to be sappy while relaying my reason for choosing to give. It's not like it was an I am dependent on SME, or this will solve my problems, or anything like that. Your videos were just this nice occasional reprieve, and I truly appreciate what you do and the way you do it.

  • Coordinated Carry
    Coordinated Carry Před 10 měsíci +3

    Dustin, you should really learn more about that knife. It’s called the Spyderco Rescue knife. Has an emergency whistle, glass breaker, blade has a half stop to help cut rope, the blunt tip is great to cut material off a victim without risk of cutting them with the knife meant to save them. Really really cool!

    • onafixedincome
      onafixedincome Před 10 měsíci

      Wow. I knew Spyderco made great sharpeners ( the tri-angle ones ) but I had no idea they made such a great rescue knife. How cool!

  • Christoph Foerster
    Christoph Foerster Před 10 měsíci +5

    This was a really good video. It's really interesting to watch as an air rescue specialist for the mountain rescue and the similarities and differences between the two organisations

  • Alex Pullen
    Alex Pullen Před 10 měsíci +2

    See, I have heard of this title. My dad was one back in the day but a lot has changed since he jumped out of choppers. He has so many cool stories about what he did and the souls he saved while serving in Cape Cod. This series has been extra special for me because of my dad's past experience with the CG. He's disabled now because the repeated jumps damaged his spine after many years. I'm so glad you've done this series to show the rest of the world what these guys go through. The other armed forces get all the attention but many forget about the CG.

  • R3TTGaming
    R3TTGaming Před 10 měsíci +1

    The Coast Guard are the unsung heroes that save *the* heroes when they get in trouble, and everyone else of course. Now we can learn more about the unsung heroes out there and appreciate their work. We really are getting Smarter Every Day!

  • cris11590
    cris11590 Před 10 měsíci +8

    Destin love what you're showing us, always wanting to learn what you're teaching, cause you always have the charisma to make everything interesting.

  • Gold Daddy
    Gold Daddy Před 10 měsíci

    When I was getting ready to graduate high school this is exactly what I wanted to do. I was a high school swimmer, I loved swimming, I wanted to help people. Unfortunately I didn’t have my priorities straightened out at the time so here I am 12 years later a civilian. Who never served. I’ll always have mad respect for these guys.

  • Stuart Kadin
    Stuart Kadin Před 9 měsíci +4

    More respect for the USCG thanks to your channel, Destin. I appreciate your work!

  • AyySørento
    AyySørento Před 10 měsíci +16

    Easily one of my favorite series on the channel. Right next to the submarine series.

  • TheKingtijger
    TheKingtijger Před 10 měsíci +1

    A killer 5 first minutes! Thanks for the amazing video.
    I recently started watching a series about the completely voluntarily and donation based rescue service in the Netherlands. They are amazing people and drop their work immediately to go save lives.

  • swimdude2113
    swimdude2113 Před 10 měsíci +13

    Love what you're doing! Looking forward to the rest of this series! Can't wait for the JWST stickers!

  • Anders Hansen
    Anders Hansen Před 9 měsíci +5

    I couldn't help but think during the video that there can't be many people who have met and interacted with as many elites in their fields as Destin. The expertise if you lined up every single person interviewed on this channel is just staggering.

  • IDCL
    IDCL Před 10 měsíci

    Amazing people. It's the way they maximize their chances of a rescue at the first attempt. Everything from personal fitness, mental approach, equipment, drills, training is covered.
    As an offshore diver I know that the sea can be an extremely hostile place when things go wrong.
    Respect from the U.K. 🇺🇲🇬🇧

  • CPY
    CPY Před 10 měsíci

    I can't believe it's already episode 279. Amazing channel it's like making me smarter every day when I watch it. Seriously I can't think of any other video that explains carburetor so nicely like SED. I don't even own a car and that's just one amazing piece of technology explained.

  • Ornery
    Ornery Před 10 měsíci +1

    Goodness I am loving this series. Thank you Destin! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  • Micah Roe
    Micah Roe Před 9 měsíci +2

    I had the experience of going through the Naval Aviation Water Survival School...before I went through the course, I had no idea how to actually swim and was terrified of deep water. It was a great course and now I'm comfortable in all kinds of water conditions. The part where our "helicopter" rolled over, we had to swim away from the wreckage, tread water for 8 minutes, then swim 25 yards, hop in the life raft, and then get blasted by water while trying to get in the basket to be hoisted. It was really difficult but excellent knowledge.

    • D Mac
      D Mac Před 9 měsíci

      That’s awesome! I’m planning on going through Air Force flight school after college and don’t know how to prepare to excel. Any advice? And thank you for your service!!

    • Micah Roe
      Micah Roe Před 9 měsíci +1

      @D Mac go in with a healthy knowledge of swimming and be able to swim underwater. Make sure your stamina is good. Once you get done with that, you will go through SERE school. That's a whole nother can of fun.

  • Boulder Creek Yard
    Boulder Creek Yard Před 10 měsíci +1

    When I was in the Navy we had USCG rescue swimmers onboard during part of our deployment to bolster our own rescue swimmers. Our own guys did this as a secondary job, but the USCG guys had that as their only job.

  • The Flying Mechanic
    The Flying Mechanic Před 10 měsíci +16

    Super cool! As a pilot and EMT I really like this deep dive. New office? I feel like I’ve seen this setup in an older video but didn’t know if it was just a remodel of the old place or a completely new one.

  • chronxdev
    chronxdev Před 10 měsíci +1

    I love this content. If there's any sponsors thinking about pullin' the trigger on sponsoring this channel, this is me hoping you do it because it's awesome getting smarter every day (But only if Destin believes in you, because I know you know he knows you know better)

  • Margot Rosendorn
    Margot Rosendorn Před 2 měsíci

    Okay the sewing part was super cool. That's a seriously underrated skill!
    These guys could make a killing on the cosplay market with their experience sewing so many different materials and items. I would love to see a rescue swimmer and a professional fursuit maker compare notes.

  • Harry Schaefer
    Harry Schaefer Před 10 měsíci +1

    My oldest son was a Navy Rescue Swimmer, after going through about 98% of Seal training. Deployed on a destroyer, he had to get into his wetsuit any time a helicopter took off or landed on the ship.

  • Anthony Cordero
    Anthony Cordero Před 10 měsíci

    This is SOO much more than some interesting facts.This is great story telling that takes viewers on enriching journeys leaving them with both excitement and broadened horizons. Getting smarter everyday! I am truly inspired and feel like I've really met some heroes. Keep up the great work, Destin!

    • Anthony Cordero
      Anthony Cordero Před 10 měsíci

      Oh and sorry for taking so long to support. You def have mine!!

  • Melissa Duvall
    Melissa Duvall Před 10 měsíci

    This series is wonderful keep it up please! I love that you are showing what the coast guard is about. we really appreciate it. So many people have no idea who the Coast Guard is or what we do. It really shows people who we are. Semper Paratus!!!

  • lysolcoke2HD
    lysolcoke2HD Před 9 měsíci +12

    Absolutely love the series that cover different branches of the US armed services. I have a very specific job in the Army and have a base awareness of what these other branches do but these videos really illuminate just how diverse and special the different teams and missions are. Thank you for all your effort with these videos.

  • Dominic Vallez
    Dominic Vallez Před měsícem

    Great video! I’m former Navy and thought the Coast Guard were below the Navy but I was wrong. They’re a great group of people once i got to know them. I’m glad you were able to showcase them. Thank you!

  • David Gurganus
    David Gurganus Před 10 měsíci

    Yet again, ANOTHER awesome content filled video that still leaves me with the itch to want to know MORE! I always think it is the best to see someone trying to be a positive role model and influence for people.

  • Salty Slug
    Salty Slug Před 10 měsíci +1

    For all it is worth, I love this form of channel. Basically logging everything you learn from your own curiosities/opportunities is very interesting to me.

  • MDK MEusa
    MDK MEusa Před 7 měsíci

    I know a ton of fishermen here in Maine that actually KNOW they can count on these guys. It's a crucial role, done by our awesome pro's here in Downeast, ME. Ty guys for all you do to keep everyone safe.🇺🇸

  • Gavin Sullivan
    Gavin Sullivan Před 10 měsíci

    This is just the best series - a subject not everyone knows about and endlessly fascinating!

  • that_G_EvanP
    that_G_EvanP Před 10 měsíci +4

    Much respect to these living heroes. Great video Destin!

  • Graeme Mellor
    Graeme Mellor Před 10 měsíci

    Loving this series, I worked with aircraft in various non technical roles in the Australian Army 14 years and we knew the guys & gals who looked after the life rafts etc as Aircraft Life Support fitters, a very talented group of guys n gals, not quite the same scale as these CG crews but still the difference between life & death for the aircrews.

  • Siwy Wabbit
    Siwy Wabbit Před 10 měsíci

    Ex-Coastie here and YES training never stops. I graduated a different "A" school top of class and it was extremely challenging, but this - THIS is brutal!
    Hats off to all zoomies!

  • sheri
    sheri Před 3 měsíci +1

    This was fascinating, really well done. Thanks for putting this together ✌️💕 Subbed

  • TheBarachus
    TheBarachus Před 10 měsíci

    What I love most about these videos is I can see the behind the scenes brotherhood. I'm a Marine Corps vet and love just love seeing that again. It's not something you experience in the civilian world.

  • Aloha Snackbar
    Aloha Snackbar Před 10 měsíci +1

    I was good friends with a Swimmer. I went to boot camp with him. Rest in Peace AST1 David Skimin. I miss our time together in the surf and sun of Hawaii. Also the rest of the crew of the 6505 and all fallen Coasties.

  • offroadtek00
    offroadtek00 Před 10 měsíci +3

    Just when I thought the submarine series was going to be my all-time favorite...Boom! Destin one ups himself with the Coastguard.

  • John Fahey
    John Fahey Před 10 měsíci

    Love the videos on the USCG! I was USMC, who are great at publicity, but the USCG as you are showing us are much more than the general public gives them credit for, if they even think of the Coast Guard. Thank you.

  • Michael H
    Michael H Před 10 měsíci +1

    Hard to not tear up watching these amazing people rescue those in need.

  • carl boike
    carl boike Před 10 měsíci

    As much as it was said in this that Rescue swimmers are awesome, it can't be stressed enough. I'm a hoist operator/Rescuer elsewhere and had a few retired Rescue swimmers teach us classes on cliffside/swift water techniques. I can tell you that they are quiet professional absolute unbelievable badasses.

  • SueEllen S
    SueEllen S Před 10 měsíci

    Thank YOU, Destin. I’m an old kid (😂 at 61) and live a couple of miles from C.G. Station Rochester, and, like many others, have family who worked at Kodak. I love this series about the Coast Guard, rescue swimmers, and the vids about how Kodak makes film. You’re amazing and I appreciate you.

  • Dan
    Dan Před 10 měsíci

    USCG Vet here. Thank you for showing what we do. Most people have no idea what we do and these videos are extremely well made and informative. Looking forward to more.

  • Alexrocksdude
    Alexrocksdude Před 10 měsíci +4

    Great video! I love learning about how the coast guard saves lives and how much they do when they’re not actively saving lives.

  • Aeroczema
    Aeroczema Před 10 měsíci

    I LOVE these deep dive series. Sometimes I find a single video on a topic is interesting, but not enough for certain topics, so getting to learn so much about processes and professions that we can't see a lot of from the outside looking in is so fascinating. Thank you for making these, can't wait for the rest of this series!

  • Yahusha’s Disciple
    Yahusha’s Disciple Před 10 měsíci

    This series - as all others - is phenomenal. Seriously. The research, detail, organization, and learning something that nobody else could come close to. Excellent series Destin!!!
    I do wish they were twice as long, but I imagine each of these require taking a KOT OF time.
    I pray more young oriole will see these and join up for a challenging life that is highly respected and needed!!!

  • LouT1501
    LouT1501 Před 10 měsíci +1

    Yours is the most impressive channel on CZcams. Great videos, and this one was very moving, seeing the hard work and dedication of those Coasties.

  • Aaron Hardy
    Aaron Hardy Před 10 měsíci

    One of my favorite things about Destin's video is when they make you ask a question you never though of before. How are people being lowered from or being raised into a helicopter protected from static, as an example.

  • The Inconsistent Gamer
    The Inconsistent Gamer Před 10 měsíci

    I've got to say Destin, seeing your channels notification is always an instant click from me. One of my favorite content creators on the platform, and teaching us about cool things in an ever humble, always friendly manner! Thank you for all the work you do keeping us entertained and getting smarter every day.

  • Paul Womack
    Paul Womack Před 9 měsíci +13

    Interesting. The RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Association) in the UK go to great lengths to keep them and the people they're rescuing OUT of the water. They are very much boat-centric in their view.
    I'm guessing the US coastguard and RNLI are on very friendly terms.
    I wonder why there's this HUGE difference in operating procedure.

    • Victoria Barnes
      Victoria Barnes Před 9 měsíci +7

      While not true for all situations, a lot of rescues are from sinking boats, which often have a lot of rigging. If the hoist cable gets tangled on the fishing boat in 20+ foot seas (very common off Alaska, for example), the helicopter can get pulled into the water by the boat going up and down. It is generally safer to pull people out of open water (have them jump overboard) than to keep them on a sinking ship.
      They have heaters and dry blankets in the cabin to warm people up quick! My dad used to be a flight surgeon, and would go out in the USCG helicopters when they were doing medevacs. He always said pulling people directly off of fishing boats was the most dangerous thing they could do.
      Remotenes likely also plays a factor. A lot of places are too far to send a boat to aid in the rescue, so it's just a single helicopter crew.

    • Tyler Olejnicak
      Tyler Olejnicak Před 9 měsíci +4

      As the other commenter mentioned, I have to imagine it has a lot to do with the type of sea you're working with. I'd imagine, and I think I've seen, some boat to boat rescues. But the US has a lot of coast in many different climates, so they may have adopted a policy in the Coast Guard that's applicable in almost any situation without seriously increasing risk to those in need of rescue to standardize training. I'm not sure, that's a guess, but it does make sense to me. Anyone else wanting to correct me, please feel free and let us know!

  • Scruffy City Fishing
    Scruffy City Fishing Před 10 měsíci

    This will be a great series! I could be wrong or using too narrow a scope, but as far as military branches go, the Coast Guard is one I see the most. Boats and helicopters seem to always be near the beach when I’m there. Hope to never need them, but good to know that level of expertise is there.

  • Jon McNabb
    Jon McNabb Před 10 měsíci +1

    Probably the single greatest Coasty Recruiting video ever made!!! Excellent work and awesome that they let you see behind the curtain.

  • Kendall Davis
    Kendall Davis Před 14 dny

    It really makes me emotional to see these people so dedicated to saving peoples lives.

  • T Rex
    T Rex Před 10 měsíci

    So glad I ended up in the best fellowship of Coasties, my 3 years in the Army only made me appreciate the USCG all the more. Semper Paratus. Retired and thankful for your spotlight on "the other branch" of service which is often forgotten (till it's needed). HC-130, HU-25 21 fun years.