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Week in the life of the Coast Guard: Thursday

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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.

2011 Video of the Year: Day 1

Top 10 Videos 2011

Thirteen miles northeast of the Big Island, Hawaii, a pilot makes a crash landing into the ocean and a Coast Guard aircrew is there to rescue him. More than 4,000 miles away, a Coast Guard boatcrew interdicts a cocaine-laden drug sub in the Caribbean Sea seconds before it sinks.  These real-life operations, like many performed

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Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Pacific Northwest

The men and women of the 13th Coast Guard District are the Pacific Northwest’s first responders. Each and every day, more than 4,000 men and women answer the call by demonstrating the highest competence in execution and support of the service’s missions.

The art of a cliff rescue

Aviation Survival Technician First Class Obrien Starr-Hollow is lowered to an injured man and a cliff rescue worker 50 feet above the water near North Head Lighthouse near Ilwaco, Wash., July 7, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Shawn Eggert. With contributions from Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn. The rocky cliffs and

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Guardian of the Week – AST3 Christopher Austin

AST3 Christopher Austin

With contributions from PA3 Kelly Parker. AST3 Christopher Austin saved the life of a fisherman on his first rescue as a qualified Coast Guard rescue swimmer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Kelly Parker. The Coast Guard trains its people to be Always Ready and that training is never more important than on your first

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Announcing the 2009 Coast Guard Video of the Year Winners

Results are in! The winners of the first annual Coast Guard Video of the Year Award are… Drum roll please….. First Place With an average rating of 4.64 (out of a possible 5) stars, Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish wins first place for their video featuring the dewatering of the fishing vessel Blue Diamond about 90

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Day 9: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Our ninth video features the rescue of a man whose canoe flipped in heavy surf in the Necanicum River near Gearheart, Oregon by an aircrew from Air Station Astoria and is narrated by Lieutenant Commander Robert Potter. (Coast Guard illustration) Click the image to watch the video and cast your vote. Welcome to day nine

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Day 7: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Our seventh video features the rescue of six people from their capsized vessel two miles from the Columbia River, Washington, by a boatcrew from Station Cape Disappointment, Washington, and an aircrew from Air Station Astoria, Oregon and is narrated by LTjg Mike Groncki. (Coast Guard illustration) Click the image to watch the video and cast

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Day 5: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Our fifth video features the rescue of two crewmembers from a fishing vessel on fire 10 miles off the coast of Long Beach, Washington, by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active and aircrew from Air Station Astoria, Oregon, and is narrated by Aviation Survival Technician First Class Michael Spencer who observed the rescue

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Voting begins for Coast Guard Video of the Year

Our first video features the rescue of a paraglider pilot who crashed on the shoreline of Cape Lookout near Tillamook, Ore., by an aircrew from Air Station Astoria, Ore. and is narrated by LT Kevin Rapp, the aircraft commander during the rescue. Click the image to watch the video and vote. (USCG image) The voting

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