Voting begins for Coast Guard Video of the Year

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Our first video features the rescue of a paraglider pilot who crashed on the shoreline of Cape Lookout near Tillamook, Ore., by an aircrew from Air Station Astoria, Ore. and is narrated by LT Kevin Rapp, the aircraft commander during the rescue. Click the image to watch the video. (USCG image)
Our first video features the rescue of a paraglider pilot who crashed on the shoreline of Cape Lookout near Tillamook, Ore., by an aircrew from Air Station Astoria, Ore. and is narrated by LT Kevin Rapp, the aircraft commander during the rescue. Click the image to watch the video and vote. (USCG image)

The voting is now officially underway for Coast Guard Video of the Year!

Last week we offered you a sampling of the top 11 Coast Guard videos of 2009. Now, it is time for you to vote on your favorites and help us select your top three videos.

Our first video features the rescue of a paraglider pilot who crashed on the shoreline of Cape Lookout near Tillamook, Ore., by an aircrew from Air Station Astoria, Ore. and is narrated by LT Kevin Rapp, the aircraft commander during the rescue. Click here to watch the video.

Starting today (December 21, 2009), the Compass blog will highlight one video per day together with audio from a member of the Coast Guard unit involved in the mission. You can then follow the link to the Coast Guard YouTube “Video of the Year 2009″ playlist to use the rating and comment feature to cast your vote.

Votes will be accepted until January 8, 2010. The units with the top three videos will receive a Flip video camera to enhance their ability to capture and share imagery of their operations.

For updates on the contest, you can watch comments in the YouTube playlist, stay tuned to the blog, check the Coast Guard Facebook fan page or follow the Twitter hashtag #uscgtopvideos.

2 comments on “Voting begins for Coast Guard Video of the Year”

  1. This video captures the bravery of our rescue swimmer who at great peril to himself, left the safety of our helicopter to enter a dark cave and approach the survivor while she remained trapped in her paraglider rigging. The training that led up to this heroic act prepared Rob Emley to overcome the unknown conditions and save a life. I said it that day and I’ll say it again…”that was bravery”.

    Thanks to our extremely diligent public affairs staff; Petty Officer Shawn Eggert and Petty Officer Kelly Parker for your efforts every day to tell these incredible stories.

    LT Kevin Rapp
    Aircraft Commander

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