Commander J. S. “Goat Boy” Bates, Executive Officer, VFA-2, (aircraft carrier)
USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) United States Navy
Capt. Cushman, US Coast Guard
as reported by a Military troop member deployed in Afhghanistan, signaling for a critical aerial extraction.
Lt. Cmdr. D. Norton, U.S. Coast Guard
Lt. Col. M. R. Couillard, USAF, lost in snow.
US Coast Guard
Dr. Robert Yonover is a Ph.D. geochemist/volcanologist with a history of innovative scientific contributions, technologies and patents. His Ph.D. work includes multiple ALVIN submersible dives to two miles deep off the Galapagos Islands to retrieve submarine lava samples, with laboratory work performed at NASA Johnson Space Center and MIT.
A North Shore big wave surfer and Molokai Channel rough-water fisherman, Dr. Yonover uses the ocean as his laboratory. He has invented a multitude of survival technologies that were awarded U.S. Military/DARPA funding and U.S. Patents, including:
Dr. Yonover’s media credits include appearances on CNN, PBS, Discovery Channel, and is the author or Hardcore Inventing and Brainstorm Islands. Dr. Yonover is very active in outreach education and is driven to preserve the creative/innovative spirit of people of all ages.
U.S. Patent # 7,695,334 - Made In USA
Approved for use in USAF survival kits, survival vests and multi-place life raft accessory containers.
"Units are authorized to use SeeRescue Streamer...We are also including the streamers in the Technical Manuals for the Aircraft Modular Survival Kits."
"Personnel are authorized to procure the See/Rescue® Streamer for Boat Crew Survival Vests."
Certification follows operational testing by the Navy's Search and Rescue Model Manager, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).
"This item may be considered as part of the aircrew's five-pound discretionary survival items to be stowed in the survival vest or in the multi-place life rafts. The See/Rescue® Streamer is considered a suitable complement to the current survival equipment."
Meets Navy qualification requirements and is certified and approved for immediate procurement by all commands with discretionary funds. See/Rescue® Streamers can now be found on US Navy submarines.
"The incorporation of the See/Rescue® Streamer will increase the survivor's probability of detection and rescue."
"Safe-To-Fly" Certification for all F-15/F-16 Fighter Jet Ejection Seat Survival Kits (ACES II)