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National Coast Guard Museum offers plank ownership

Being named a plankowner in the nautical realm means you are part of a ship’s original crew, serving during the building process and commissioning, bringing it into active service to the nation. The National Coast Guard Museum, which aims to respect the past, engage the present and look to the future, is respecting the past by creating an original plankowner certificate for its supporters.


Point Loma Lighthouse

Legacy of Light: Point Loma Light guides American forces home

First lit in 1855, the Point Loma Lighthouse helped to guide the rise of San Diego from a sleepy fishing village to a bustling military port. U.S. Coast Guard aids to navigation, like the Point Loma Lighthouse, have helped to enable San Diego’s meteoric rise.


Griffons and Pipers and Dolphins, oh my!

Shutter Shootout 2016: Photo of the Year!

After hundreds of thousands of your votes on our Facebook page, we are proud to announce “Wildlife Control” has won Shutter Shootout 2016. “Wildlife Control” features Piper, the wildlife control canine at the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Mich. Piper keeps the airport clear of pests so aircrews, such as the ones featured in the winning photo from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City and the Royal Canadian Air Force, can safely transit the area.


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Shutter Shootout 2016: Finals

It’s Dog versus Eagle in this head-to-head 2016 Shutter Shootout championship round! Which will be crowned the winner? We need our fans to decide! Go to the official Coast Guard Facebook page and VOTE!


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Shutter Shootout 2016: Final Four

We’ve made it to the final four and your winners from each division have been chosen! Still in the competition is a pup keeping guard of an airport, a photo fit for a stamp, a cutter steaming with pride and a son happy to have his daddy home. Now it’s your turn to find out who goes to the finals of “Shutter Shootout” – your chance to select the Coast Guard photo of the year.


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Shutter Shootout 2016: Elite 8

We’ve reached the Elite 8 in the 2016 Shutter Shootout competition! Did your favorite photo make it?


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Shutter Shootout 2016: Sweet Sixteen

The votes are in as we move on to the Sweet Sixteen round! Did your favorite photo make it? Head over to our Facebook page for voting, or see the photos by using the interactive bracket. May the best photo win!


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Shutter Shootout 2016 – Second Round (East/West)

The votes are in as we move on to the second round of tournament play, featuring photos from the East and West divisions in Shutter Shootout, as we get closer to selecting the best Coast Guard photo of the year.


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Shutter Shootout 2016 – Second Round (North/South)

After tallying the votes for round one, the second round of Shutter Shootout begins today with the North and South divisions as we get one step closer to selecting the best Coast Guard photo of the year.


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Shutter Shootout 2016: First Round (West)

The voting continues today with photos from our West bracket. You can vote during each round of tournament play at the Coast Guard’s Facebook page by simply clicking “like” on your favorite photos. Voting will remain open on Facebook for 48 hours after each round is released. Don’t forget to check which photos are competing against each other in the bracket above, and may the best photo win!


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