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Shipmate of the Week – MK2 Michael Dalager

Singing national anthem

Maintaining navigational aids essential to the safety of Southern Californians is the crew at Aids to Navigation Team San Diego. With just five active duty members the unit is responsible for navigational aids in the San Diego area that serve as a constant vigil for safeguarding those on the water – from the sailor to the cruise ship passenger. With such a small crew, the unit relies on three reservists who are assigned there for larger operations and to assist with daily missions. With such a small team guiding mariners, each person’s contributions are hugely important. But perhaps no one does it with as much pride as Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Dalager.

Day 6: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Video of the Year contest

Our sixth video features Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) San Diego and their work on the Zuniga Jetty light ‘Zulu’ at the entrance of San Diego Bay. Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Tapp, officer-in-charge of the ANT, narrates the b-roll video and explains why the crew has to be hoisted by a helicopter onto the light to conduct repairs. Click on the post to watch the video and find out how to cast your vote for your favorite…