Week in the life of the Coast Guard: Thursday

We’re more than half way through the week and there are still tons of Coast Guard missions to share! Check out what happened on Thursday in a week in the life of the Coast Guard. From July 30 to August 5, Coast Guard men and women captured a week in the life of the Coast Guard to highlight the missions we perform on a daily basis. From a port security unit on a morning patrol off the coast of Kuwait to flight operations off the coast of Seattle, you’ll get a glimpse of just how much the Coast Guard does.

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Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our nation’s maritime interests, providing a 24/7 presence along America’s rivers, ports, coastline and on the high seas. But while the Coast Guard’s presence and impact is regional, national and international, our operations are often out of sight.

Coast Guard Compass set out to change that. From July 30 to August 5, Coast Guard men and women captured a week in the life of the Coast Guard to highlight the missions we perform on a daily basis. From a port security unit on a morning patrol off the coast of Kuwait to flight operations off the coast of Seattle, you’ll get a glimpse of just how much the Coast Guard does as we feature a day-by-day snapshot.

Below are a few shots from the day, but you can check out all the pictures from Thursday at Facebook or Flickr. Stay with us throughout the week as we continue to share a Week in the Life of the Coast Guard.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., conduct helicopter operations near the entrance to Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, Thursday, August 2, 2012.Sector Columbia River's Station Tillamook Bay and Air Station Astoria routinely work together to enhance Coast Guard readiness and efficiency on and above the water. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn.
A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., conduct helicopter operations near the entrance to Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, Thursday, August 2, 2012.Sector Columbia River's Station Tillamook Bay and Air Station Astoria routinely work together to enhance Coast Guard readiness and efficiency on and above the water. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn.
Chief Warrant Officer Dan Borczynski, a senior marine inspector with Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, inspects the engine room of a small passenger vessel in Ithaca, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2012. Borczyski inspects the engine room as part of the vessels annual safety exam. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Maureen Johnson.
Chief Warrant Officer Dan Borczynski, a senior marine inspector with Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, inspects the engine room of a small passenger vessel in Ithaca, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2012. Borczyski inspects the engine room as part of the vessels annual safety exam. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Maureen Johnson.
U.S. Coast Guardsmen from Maritime Safety Security Team Honolulu practice entering and clearing spaces aboard the USS Ogden anchored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  These versatile MSST units can be assigned in support of any of the Coast Guard's 11 statutory missions, but are commonly associated with port, waterway and coastal security as well as other homeland security roles. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.
U.S. Coast Guardsmen from Maritime Safety Security Team Honolulu practice entering and clearing spaces aboard the USS Ogden anchored at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. These versatile MSST units can be assigned in support of any of the Coast Guard's 11 statutory missions, but are commonly associated with port, waterway and coastal security as well as other homeland security roles. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.
Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Twiddy, an inspector at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, inspects carbon dioxide tanks onboard the motor vessel Texas Aug. 2, 2012 in the Port of Los Angeles. The inspection is part of a port state control examination, which is conducted periodically to ensure vessels are in compliance with safety regulations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.
Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Twiddy, an inspector at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, inspects carbon dioxide tanks onboard the motor vessel Texas Aug. 2, 2012 in the Port of Los Angeles. The inspection is part of a port state control examination, which is conducted periodically to ensure vessels are in compliance with safety regulations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles Smith, a boatswain's mate at Coast Guard Station Philadelphia does push-ups during high intensity interval training at the station, Aug. 2, 2012.  The station's entire crew does the training together. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles Smith, a boatswain's mate at Coast Guard Station Philadelphia does push-ups during high intensity interval training at the station, Aug. 2, 2012. The station's entire crew does the training together. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham.

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