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In the zone: Growing international partnerships

Emerson Garcia joins the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team as a Guatemalan shiprider in the Eastern Pacific, Nov. 20, 2015. The Stratton completed a three-month drug interdiction patrol in Central America. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Steenson.

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton has just wrapped up a three-month deployment to Central America where their main focus was drug interdiction and international maritime law enforcement. On international patrols, Coast Guard ships often bring temporary support personnel that are pertinent to the mission. Joining them for the entire deployment was Mr. Emerson Garcia, an officer from Fuerza Especial Naval (FEN), or Guatemalan Navy Special Forces.

What was the top Coast Guard video of 2015?

Video of the Year 2015

We’ve tallied up your votes for the Coast Guard’s 2015 Video of the Year and have the results for the top three videos. From an unexpected sea life rescue to a man reunited with his Coast Guard rescuers, your favorite videos showcased the commitment Coast Guard men and women display on each and every mission, each and every day. And now for the winners…

Recipe for success: FS3 Kristle Lopez

Recipe for success: FS3 Kristle Lopez

At some point in everyone’s life, they think to themselves ‘If I can find a job I truly love, I will never have to work a day in my life.’ For Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristle Lopez, this is a thought that shaped her entire future. “Being in the military and serving my country is in my blood,” Lopez said.