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.


Graphic for Coast Guard Shutter Shootout competition

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!


Graphic for Coast Guard Shutter Shootout competition

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.


Graphic for Coast Guard Shutter Shootout competition

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.


Graphic for Coast Guard Shutter Shootout competition

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.


Graphic for Coast Guard Shutter Shootout competition

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!


Graphic for Coast Guard Shutter Shootout competition

Shutter Shootout 2016: First Round (East)

The voting continues today with photos from our East 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!


Graphic for Coast Guard Shutter Shootout competition

Shutter Shootout 2016: First Round (South)

The voting continues today with photos from our South 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!


Graphic for Coast Guard Shutter Shootout competition

Shutter Shootout 2016: First Round (North)

With the arrival of March Madness and brackets on everyone’s minds, we bring you our own tournament in the form of “Shutter Shootout 2016” – your chance to select the top Coast Guard photo of the year.


Chief Petty Officer Joshua Morris, a damage controlman in the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star’s engineering department, provides training during a flooding drill while underway in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, Jan. 12, 2016. The damage control training team ensures that the crew is ready to respond in the event of actual damage. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Deep Freeze 2016: Ready for anything

We’ve all been through a fire drill or two. The screeching alarm starts, the teachers or office safety monitors lead us all to the nearest exit, and then we make sure everyone made it out. At worst it’s a hassle, and for the most part the drill makes sense. If the building you attend classes or work in is on fire, it’s nice to know the quickest route to the exit. Now imagine that your building is floating in the Southern Ocean. There is no neighborhood fire department, and the only way to evacuate is in an inflatable raft. Imagine that there’s a lot more to worry about, too: like too much of the Southern Ocean coming into the building.


Next Page »