Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2015: Weekend

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.

Until now.

From Sept. 28, 2015, through Oct. 4, 2015, we captured a week in the life of the service to highlight the missions performed by America’s Coast Guard. From standing watch or training on the water to supporting our frontline operations, over the week we will highlight the day-to-day lives of Coast Guard men and women throughout the country and overseas. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram, as well as right here on the Compass Blog throughout the week.

 

Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor answers questions during a press conference at Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Oct. 5, 2015. Fedor is the Coast Guard 7th District chief of response and oversees operations for active search-and-rescue cases. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney.

Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor answers questions during a press conference at Coast Guard Air Station Miami, Oct. 5, 2015. Fedor is the Coast Guard 7th District chief of response and oversees operations for active search-and-rescue cases. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney.

 

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew members deploy a small boat Oct. 4, 2015, to enable scientists to collect water samples.

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew members deploy a small boat Oct. 4, 2015, to enable scientists to collect water samples.
Healy is underway in the Arctic Ocean in support of the National Science Foundation-funded Arctic GEOTRACES, part of an international effort to study the distribution of trace elements in the world’s oceans. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

 

Aurora borealis is observed from Coast Guard Cutter Healy Oct. 4, 2015, while conducting science operations in the southern Arctic Ocean. Healy is underway in the Arctic Ocean in support of the National Science Foundation-funded Arctic GEOTRACES, part of an international effort to study the distribution of trace elements in the world's oceans. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

Aurora borealis is observed from Coast Guard Cutter Healy Oct. 4, 2015, while conducting science operations in the southern Arctic Ocean. Healy is underway in the Arctic Ocean in support of the National Science Foundation-funded Arctic GEOTRACES, part of an international effort to study the distribution of trace elements in the world’s oceans. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

 

Members from Maritime Safety and Security Team 91107 escort the cruise ship Pride of America out of Honolulu Harbor, Oct. 3, 2015. The Coast Guard conducts escorts of high-capacity passenger vessels to ensure security of its passengers and the port. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Melissa E. McKenzie/Released.

Members from Maritime Safety and Security Team 91107 escort the cruise ship Pride of America out of Honolulu Harbor, Oct. 3, 2015. The Coast Guard conducts escorts of high-capacity passenger vessels to ensure security of its passengers and the port. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Melissa E. McKenzie/Released.

 

Cristi Mueller, second from left, holds her infant daughter, Kailynn Walts, next to the Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Georgia crew who came to their rescue Oct. 4, 2015 in Huger, S.C. Mueller and her daughter were hoisted from an area that was inundated with significant flooding. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto.

Cristi Mueller, second from left, holds her infant daughter, Kailynn Walts, next to the Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Georgia crew who came to their rescue Oct. 4, 2015 in Huger, S.C. Mueller and her daughter were hoisted from an area that was inundated with significant flooding. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto.

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