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.
From July 29 to Aug. 4, 2013, we captured a week in the life of the service to highlight the missions performed by America’s Coast Guard. From the silent reverence of a unit observing morning colors to a daring rescue mission to save an F-16 pilot, you’ll get a glimpse of just how much the Coast Guard does as we feature a day-by-day snapshot.
It may be the weekend but the mission continues! This weekend’s images include the service’s 223rd birthday celebration and a glimpse of our sentinel’s overseas. You can also take a look at all the moments captured August 3 and 4 in the Flickr slideshow below or Facebook album. We have two more posts so continue to stick with us as we share a Week in the Life of the Coast Guard.