Coast Guard members serve their local communities

This holiday season Coast Guard units throughout the service are giving back to the communities in which they serve. From Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Ohio and New Hampshire, here are a few examples.


Salvaging boats, protecting the environment: The aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017. Two months after the storm has passed, the devastation lingers; families are displaced, homes have been torn-apart, and destroyed boats sit sunken in harbors or have washed ashore. The Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) continue working on organizing salvage and removal operations for displaced, sunken and wrecked vessels throughout the island.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MK1 Ryan Swartz

With holidays fast approaching, many Coast Guard service members will be carving turkeys, shopping for holiday gifts, visiting family and…

…deploying for disaster response?

Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Swartz and his team are working to assist the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its citizens by working to get their vessels out of the water in order to mitigate pollution to the environment.


Hurricane Harvey rumor control

There are a lot of rumors floating around the internet in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Unfortunately, there are also many scams out there trying to take advantage of people’s good will during this massive flood event. FEMA has put together a rumor control website to fact check many of the rumors and keep the public informed of what’s true, what’s false and how to tell the difference.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK2 Nancy Wilson

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Nancy Wilson witnessed the accident as she was headed north on the same highway June 7, 2017. She immediately pulled over and stayed with the injured motorist until paramedics arrived. Her career has largely been spent behind a desk, but her willingness to act in the face of uncertainty, discomfort and danger is likely why she joined the service in the first place.


Shutter Shootout 2017: Championship

This is the final round of the Coast Guard’s annual Shutter Shootout 2017 contest. This contest, coinciding with NCAA’s March Madness, allows our Coast Guard fans and followers the chance to choose the top Coast Guard photo of the year. The winner of the championship round will be announced Tuesday, April 4, 2017.


Shutter Shootout 2017: Final 4

The Final 4 round is here. The next round is upon is, so cast your vote on the Coast Guard’s official Facebook page now to see your favorite photo make it to the Championship round, Monday, April 3, 2017.


Click here to use the interactive bracket.

Shutter Shootout 2017: Elite 8

The next U.S. Coast Guard Shutter Shootout round is here. We’ve whittled down the top eight photos, who will make it to the Final Four? The vote is up to you! Use the interactive bracket and vote on the Coast Guard’s official Facebook page with a “like” or “love” to cast your vote.


Shutter Shootout 2017: Sweet 16

We’re down to the top 16 photos of the Coast Guard’s annual Shutter Shootout competition. Which one will win? The results are up to you. Vote for your favorite photos with a “like” or “love” on the Coast Guard’s official Facebook page to get your favorite photo to the next round. May the best photo win!


Shutter Shootout 2017: Coast and Guard (round 2)

The second round of tournament play for the Coast and Guard brackets are here! Help us find the top photo of the year by voting for your favorite using the interactive bracket and voting on our Facebook page.


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