And the People’s Choice Award goes to…

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2010 Photo Contest

The votes have been tallied and the top three photos have been selected for this year’s People’s Choice award for the Coast Guard Photo Contest…

Drum roll please…..

The top People’s Choice is….

Chief Maritime Enforcement Specialist Carl Shipley’s picture of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Honolulu (91107) members conducting a vertical insertion exercise aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO TWO (HSC-22). Congratulations Chief!

Vertical Insertion boarding
PACIFIC OCEAN – Members of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Honolulu (91107) conduct a vertical insertion exercise aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO TWO (HSC-22) July 7, 2010. The members were participating in the 22nd biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise including 14 nations, 32 ships and more than 20,000 personnel. U. S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Petty Officer Carl Shipley.

A VERY close second People’s Choice is Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class William Parkinson’s picture of Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducting hoist training operations with Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa (WPB 1335) off the coast of Sitka, Alaska. Way to go Boats!

Arctic Hoist
GULF OF ALASKA – Coast Guard Air Station Sitka conducts hoist training operations with Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa (WPB 1335) off the coast of Sitka, Alaska. In the background, the sun is setting behind Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Parkinson.

Third place People’s Choice is Seaman Joseph Puterbaugh’s picture of his shipmates – Boatswain’t Mate 1st Class Nicholas Crews, Seaman Cory Stepien and Seaman Derek Tharp – from Coast Guard Cutter Valiant standing by, ready to tie down a helicopter. This one will make a few mothers happy I am sure!

Ready to Retrieve Helo
WINDWARD PASS, Cuba – Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Crews, Seaman Cory Stepien, Seaman Derek Tharp Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Valiant stand ready to tie down a helicopter June 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Joseph Puterbaugh.

Congratulations to the winning photos and thank-you to everyone who participated in the contest including those that submitted the amazing shots and those that voted online. If you missed your chance to vote, you can still click here to see all the amazing photos submitted and leave your comments.

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