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Coast Guard removes navigation hazards from New Jersey ICW

Aids to Navigation Team Cape May crewmembers hoist channel marker wreckage onto a stern loading utility boat (BUSL) in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW). U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Elijah B. Reynolds.

Coast Guardsmen from Aids to Navigation Team Cape May, N.J. and Coast Guard divers from around the country removed 22 aids to navigation, thousands of pounds of damaged steel, from the New Jersey ICW during a nine-day operation.ANT Cape May crewmembers then replaced the damaged ATON with seasonal foam buoys.

You are not forgotten: Expedition Alexander Hamilton/Ocean Reef

It’s not every day one gets to be involved in an expedition that touches the hearts of so many. People from all over the world, sacrificing time and resources, collaborated for the good of a common goal: to give closure to those who lost loved ones aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alexander Hamilton, destroyed during WWII.

Protecting the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Divers

Beneath the blue waters of the Florida Keys, the continental United States’ only living-coral barrier reef stretches for miles. The reef and surrounding waters generate more than $2.3 billion annually for the local economy, create more than 33,000 ocean jobs throughout the Florida Keys and support fisheries that feeds millions. Across this economically important area, the Coast Guard maintains 450 buoys, markers and aids to navigation that safely guides water traffic through the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Coast Guard divers in space?

Coast Guard divers participate in NASA training operation

Aquarius, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, allows aquanauts and astronauts alike to conduct research and simulate mission activities in the water’s low gravity. Diving in an underwater laboratory necessitates a unique expertise. It requires plenty of knowledge about underwater operations and skills held by very few individuals. It was just the kind of job for a Coast Guard diver.

Dive in!

Coast Guard diving is a small community; 60-billeted positions are augmented by only a handful of trainees each year. In addition to rigorous dive training and the maintaining of peak physical fitness, Coast Guard divers are expected to excel in academia, particularly in underwater physics and medicine.

Coast Guard diving is a small community; 60-billeted positions are augmented by only a handful of trainees each year. In addition to rigorous dive training and the maintaining of peak physical fitness, Coast Guard divers are expected to excel in academia, particularly in underwater physics and medicine. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd

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People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 3

2010 Photo Contest

We are entering week three of the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Every Monday, we are unveiling another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted. Below is the next set of photos taking you behind the scenes and into the

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People’s Choice – Coast Guard Photo Contest, Round 7

It’s week seven of eight for the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Next week, we will unveil the final set of pictures as well as announce how the contest will run and open up voting. Check back next Wednesday for details so you can cast your votes for your People’s

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