U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

Future leaders: Finding challenge and opportunity

For the class of 2016 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the past year has been a surge of activity. As their graduation date nears, there are research papers to write and capstone courses to complete, before they can take their place in the service. Completing the institution’s 200-week cadet program results in a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as a military officer. It is an extraordinary opportunity, and there are not many who have gained as much from that opportunity as Cadet Jacquelyn Kubicko.


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 – 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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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!


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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!


Hearing Room

Adm. Zukunft testifies before Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

At the start of the month, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft testified on the Coast Guard’s budget before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. Today, the Commandant was back on the Hill, discussing the need for continued investments in Coast Guard platforms and people with the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.


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