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Shutter Shootout: Sweet 16

The Sweet 16 round of March Madness is here! That means we’ve entered the next round of “Shutter Shootout” – your chance to select the Coast Guard photo of the year.


Women's History Month

Women’s History Month: Honoring the legacy of military women

Since the late 1940s women have been serving and defending our nation with great pride, honor and valor. Ida Lewis, keeper of the Lime Rock Light, was credited with saving 18 lives, though it may have been as high as 36. Army Spc. Monica Lin Brown, a healthcare specialist, became the first female during the war in Afghanistan and only the second female since World War II to receive the Silver Star Medal, the United States’ third-highest medal for valor.


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Shutter Shootout 2015 – 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 2015 – Second Round (North/South)

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


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Shutter Shootout 2015: First Round (West)

We continue the first round of Shutter Shootout 2015 photo contest with our West bracket, which covers the 11th and 14th Coast Guard districts. Starting today, you can vote in the new West bracket at the Coast Guard’s Facebook page by simply clicking “like” on your favorite photos.


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Shutter Shootout 2015: First Round (East)

We continue the first round of Shutter Shootout 2015 photo contest with our East bracket, which covers the 1st and 5th Coast Guard districts. Starting today, you can vote in the new East bracket at the Coast Guard’s Facebook page by simply clicking “like” on your favorite photos.


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Shutter Shootout 2015: First Round (South)

With the first round of Shutter Shootout still underway, today we feature the South region, which covers the 7th and 8th Coast Guard districts…


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Shutter Shootout 2015: 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 2015” – your chance to select the top Coast Guard photo of the year.


Krissy Esget

Bringing a smile to the 2015 Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials

Not long ago, I was in a dark place. Thankfully, the kindness of others, and my involvement in adaptive sports, brought much-needed light to my life. Last week, I participated in the 2015 Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials, and I was smiling from the moment the wheels of my plane touched down in Honolulu.


Pacific Area Commander Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray and 17th District Commander Rear Adm. Dan Abel present the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor award to Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Kreske at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 18, 2015.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Honings.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: AST2 Jonathan Kreske

What is your definition of heroism? While to some the first definition that comes to mind might be a one-time heroic action, we would like to provide you with a different type of example. Not just a single act in the heat-of-the-moment, but a consistent display of extraordinary heroism. A consistency and perseverance demonstrated in decision-making and problem-solving where an individual, on more than one occasion, moves beyond their training and everyday duties, and applies those skills in the service of others.


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