Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2015: Thursday

On Thursday’s Week in the Life series, Air Station Los Angeles crews conduct cliff rescue training in Rancho Palos Verde, Calif., boarding team member evaluations in Alexandria Bay, N.Y., advanced culinary training at Fort Lee, Va., an active shooter exercise in Boston and advancement ceremonies at Air Station Detroit.

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For the past 225 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 Sept. 28, 2015, through Oct. 4, 2015, 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.

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Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles crew conducts cliff rescue operation training near Point Vicente Lighthouse in Rancho Palos Verde, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. This training is conducted in an effort to keep crews proficient in cliff-side rescue operations. (Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrea Anderson)
Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles crew conducts cliff rescue operation training near Point Vicente Lighthouse in Rancho Palos Verde, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. This training is conducted in an effort to keep crews proficient in cliff-side rescue operations. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrea Anderson.
Coast Guard Seaman Logan Weeks, a crewman at Station Alexandria Bay, N.Y., gives a command to Petty Officer 3rd Class James Smith, a crewman at the station, during his boarding team member qualification test at the station, Oct. 1, 2015. Smith's role in the test is to play out various situations that a boarding team member may encounter during a boarding. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Dunn/released)
Coast Guard Seaman Logan Weeks, a crewman at Station Alexandria Bay, N.Y., gives a command to Petty Officer 3rd Class James Smith, a crewman at the station, during his boarding team member qualification test at the station, Oct. 1, 2015. Smith’s role in the test is to play out various situations that a boarding team member may encounter during a boarding. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Dunn/released.
Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Jeffries prepares the dessert course during the end-of-course meal for the Advanced Culinary Skill Training Course at the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence on Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 1, 2015. The dessert course a tiramisu Bavarian with deconstructed cannolli and candied hazelnuts. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi)
Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Jeffries prepares the dessert course during the end-of-course meal for the Advanced Culinary Skill Training Course at the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence on Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 1, 2015. The dessert course a tiramisu Bavarian with deconstructed cannolli and candied hazelnuts. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi.
Federal Protective Services personnel participate in an active shooter exercise Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at the Captain John Foster Williams Coast Guard Building in Boston. Occupants of the building had to decide during the exercise whether they were going to try and evacuate or shelter in place, and following the exercise discussed their reactions and lessons learned. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham)
Federal Protective Services personnel participate in an active shooter exercise Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at the Captain John Foster Williams Coast Guard Building in Boston. Occupants of the building had to decide during the exercise whether they were going to try and evacuate or shelter in place, and following the exercise discussed their reactions and lessons learned. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham.
Coast Guard Cmdr. Shana Donaldson, a member of Air Station Detroit, kneels down so that her children can put on her new shoulder boards during her promotion ceremony at the air station, Oct. 1, 2015. Donaldson is the air station's assistant operations officer. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt.j.g. Jacon Naum/released)
Coast Guard Cmdr. Shana Donaldson, a member of Air Station Detroit, kneels down so that her children can put on her new shoulder boards during her promotion ceremony at the air station, Oct. 1, 2015. Donaldson is the air station’s assistant operations officer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt.j.g. Jacon Naum/released.

1 comments on “Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2015: Thursday”

  1. My Dad, Pat Flynn, was the CO of the radio station at Point Vicente in the late 70’s and early 80’s. I’m proud to be a “Coast Guard Brat”!

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