Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014: Friday

Friday’s week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014 features a new response boat small in St. Petersburg, Florida, working in tight spaces at Station Seattle, gun inspections in Portsmouth, Va., local partnership training in Kodiak, Alaska and underway preparation on the Cutter Mako in Cape May, N.J.

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For the past 224 years 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.

Until now.

From Aug. 24 to Aug. 30, 2014, we captured a week in the life of the service to highlight the missions performed by America’s Coast Guard. From standing watch or training on the water to supporting our frontline operations, over the week we will highlight the day-to-day lives of Coast Guard men and women throughout the country and overseas.

Friday’s week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014 features a new response boat small in St. Petersburg, Florida, working in tight spaces at Station Seattle, gun inspections in Portsmouth, Va., local partnership training in Kodiak, Alaska and underway preparation on the Cutter Mako in Cape May, N.J.

 

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Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Newton inspects a recently-cleaned .50 caliber machine gun aboard Cutter Beluga at Base Portsmouth, Va., Aug. 27, 2014. Beluga's crew was in port to prepare for an evening vessel escort. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Newton inspects a recently-cleaned .50 caliber machine gun aboard Cutter Beluga at Base Portsmouth, Va., Aug. 27, 2014. Beluga’s crew was in port to prepare for an evening vessel escort. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn.

 

A boat crew from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Florida, conducts training near the station on a new 29-foot Response Boat-Small II, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The RB-S II will be replacing the 25-foot Response Boat Small as part of the service's plan to standardize and revitalize its shore-based fleet. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Meredith Manning.
A boat crew from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Florida, conducts training near the station on a new 29-foot Response Boat-Small II, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The RB-S II will be replacing the 25-foot Response Boat Small as part of the service’s plan to standardize and revitalize its shore-based fleet. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Meredith Manning.

 

Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Frates, a machinery technician assigned to Coast Guard Station Seattle, uses a heat gun to replace nonskid on the ladderwells of the engine compartment of a 45-foot Response Boat -- Medium at the station, Aug. 26, 2014. Nonskid is a material placed on mulitiple surfaces on boats and cutters to prevent slipping while aboard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amy Nuckolls.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Frates, a machinery technician assigned to Coast Guard Station Seattle, uses a heat gun to replace nonskid on the ladderwells of the engine compartment of a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium at the station, Aug. 26, 2014. Nonskid is a material placed on mulitiple surfaces on boats and cutters to prevent slipping while aboard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amy Nuckolls.

 

 

On the ground and in the air …. it’s all about the teamwork. Aviation survival technicians Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Kreske and Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Krahn work together with members of Kodiak Island Search and Rescue (KISAR) to hoist the survivor and basket to the awaiting MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hovering above, during training exercises Aug. 30, 2014. The teamwork between Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and KISAR provides critical assistance to hikers who may find themselves lost or in distress in the Alaska wilderness. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Tracey Mertens.
On the ground and in the air …. it’s all about the teamwork. Aviation survival technicians Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Kreske and Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Krahn work together with members of Kodiak Island Search and Rescue (KISAR) to hoist the survivor and basket to the awaiting MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hovering above, during training exercises Aug. 30, 2014. The teamwork between Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and KISAR provides critical assistance to hikers who may find themselves lost or in distress in the Alaska wilderness. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Tracey Mertens.

 

Seaman Nichole Miller, a crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mako, home-ported in Cape May, N.J., is on the cutter’s bridge making preparations to get underway Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The crew’s primary missions include search and rescue, law enforcement, and ports, waterways and coastal security. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham.
Seaman Nichole Miller, a crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mako, home-ported in Cape May, N.J., is on the cutter’s bridge making preparations to get underway Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The crew’s primary missions include search and rescue, law enforcement, and ports, waterways and coastal security. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham.

 

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