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Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2015: Tuesday

Coast Guardsmen offload approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and 4,420 pounds of marijuana, interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Martillo and Operation Unified Resolve worth an estimated wholesale value of $41 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., Sept. 29, 2015. Since October 2014, the Coast Guard has removed 130 metric tons of cocaine ($4.3 billion), the most since 2008. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney)

On Tuesday’s Week in the Life series, we feature operations from Coast Guard Cutter Sledge in Curtis Bay, Maryland, engine checks at Station Cape Charles, Virginia, a drug offload in Miami Beach, Florida, night hoist operations in Houston and new recruits reporting to Training Center Cape May, New Jersey.

Shipmate of the Week – BM1 James Ballard

Petty Officer 1st Class James Ballard

  Petty Officer 1st Class James Ballard is the recipient of this year's Cmdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy. This prestigious annual award recognizes a Coast Guard coxswain who demonstrated sustained superior performance, exceptional boat handling skills and exemplary leadership. Photo courtesy of Chief Petty Officer Justin Uyttewaal. Whether they are driving a cutter’s small

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