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Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2015: Monday

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.

Day 7: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Video of the Year contest

Our seventh video features Coast Guard Air Station Houston rescuing a man who was stranded and clinging to a piling near Rollover Pass, Texas. Petty Officer 2nd Class Brad Pigage, the rescue swimmer and aviation survival technician who was lowered into the water to free the fisherman tangled in fishing line, narrates the video. Click on the post to watch the video and find out how to cast your vote for your favorite…

Guardian of the Week – LCDR John F. Barresi

LCDR John F. Barresi meets with Senator Thad Cochran during a visit to Gulfport, Miss. on May 16, 2008 to tour the new United States Coast Guard Station. The previous U. S. Coast Guard Station was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Photo courtesy of Sen. Cochran's office. Photo taken during the flooding – Hurricane Katrina. Photo

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itCG-New York commissioning, Pacifica rescue, sinking, helicopter crash, capsized vessel

  A boat crew from Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team Boston escorts the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York as the ship sails into New York Harbor Monday, Nov. 2, 2009. The amphibious transport dock (LPD 21), laid with seven and a half tons of steel from the World Trade Center in its bow,

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