Tribute to the 8th Coast Guard District Awardee Announced

Posted on March 07, 2019

The Coast Guard Foundation will recognize Station Panama City for its outstanding response to Hurricane Michael at this year's Tribute to the 8th Coast Guard District. The event takes place on March 15, 2019, and will feature an address by Coast Guard Vice Commandant Admiral Charles Ray.

Hurricane Michael, a violent Category 4 storm and the third most intense Atlantic hurricane to have ever made landfall in recorded history, slammed into the Gulf Coast near Mexico Beach, Florida, just 25 miles from Coast Guard Station Panama City in October 2018.

Station Panama City personnel, despite experiencing their own major personal losses and family displacement in the wake of the storm, immediately took action to recover the station’s readiness as an operational multi-mission unit and prepared the damaged unit facilities to house and stage hundreds of additional personnel and support equipment.