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Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2017 – Friday

The Coast Guard protects and defends more than 100,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways, and safeguards an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) encompassing 4.5 million square miles, which is the largest EEZ in the world! View this “Week in the Life” blog to see what Coast Guard members accomplished on Fridays during February.

Shipmate of the Week – AST3 Thomas McArthur

Petty Officer McArthur

UPDATE: As a Dunwoody, Ga., native Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas McArthur was a guest on MyFOX Atlanta Nov. 3. Click to watch his interview. Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas McArthur recieves an award during a Scouting Salutes the Military event Oct. 27, 2011. McArthur was honored by the Boy Scouts for rescuing 12 people

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Shipmate of the Week – MK1 Juston Heacox

The Silver Lifesaving Medal is awarded by the Commandant of the Coast Guard to any person who rescues, or attempts to rescue, any person from perilous events on the water. Since 1874, approximately 1,900 Silver Lifesaving Medals have been awarded. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bradshaw. Every day Coast Guard

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Good Samaritans recognized for Deepwater Horizon rescues

NEW ORLEANS -- Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O'Hara, vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presents the Certificate of Valor to Alwin J. Landry, master of the offshore supply vessel Damon B. Bankston, during an awards ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, April 15, 2011. The Coast Guard recognized Landry and his crew for their efforts, which assisted Coast Guard helicopter crews with the rescue of 115 individuals from the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.

Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara presents the Certificate of Valor to Alwin J. Landry, master of the offshore supply vessel Damon B. Bankston. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough. When the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon exploded and caught fire April 20, 2010, her crew fought bravely for first their

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Coast Guardsmen awarded Silver Lifesaving Medal

Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, Commander Coast Guard Pacific Area, shakes hands with former Petty Officer 2nd Class Ramu Linsky after presenting him with a Silver Life Saving Medal. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Critchfield.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik R. Conatser, an information systems technician stationed aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, and former Petty Officer 2nd Class Ramu Linsky with Chris Williams and his mother Sarah Williams after being presented with Silver Life Saving Medals. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Critchfield. With contributions

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