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Shutter Shootout… we have a winner!

And we have a winner! After thousands of votes you have chosen “The Handler” as Coast Guard photo of the year.


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Shutter Shootout 2014 – Finals

We’ve reached the final matchup of the Shutter Shootout 2014 photo contest. Will it be the number twelve seed from the South Division – a photo of a K-9 handler from Marine Safety and Security Team in Galveston, Texas, and […]


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Shutter Shootout 2014 – Final Four

We are down to the final four in the Shutter Shootout 2014 photo competition. Find out if your favorite photo made it into the final four round and make sure to vote as we move one step closer to selecting […]


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Shipmate of the Week – Crew of CG6515

The night of July 30, 2013, was a night like any other in the San Francisco Bay Area – foggy, with a high probability of low cloud ceilings. Those who know the area are well aware of the microclimates and chilly fog layers that can overtake the bay in a matter of minutes. Images of the city skyline and the twin stanchions of the Golden Gate Bridge peering out through snow-like clouds are a common sight.


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Recipe for success: FS2 James Mitchell

Petty Officer 2nd Class James Mitchell first chose to be a food service specialist while at a recruiter’s office. At the time, he had an application in to attend a culinary school in Chicago, but was drawn to the opportunity of serving his country, traveling the world and learning the culinary trade.


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A farewell to the great Gallatin

In a decommissioning ceremony Monday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the Coast Guard bid a fond farewell to its last East Coast-based high endurance cutter: Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin.


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Illuminating the path ahead

Women’s History Month is one of many celebrations that remind Americans of their identities and the impact of those who have gone before us. While Women’s History Month has come to an end, the Coast Guard continues to honor women and the contributions they have made to shape the service’s history. Kathleen Moore is one of these women.


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Shutter Shootout 2014 – Elite 8

The Elite 8 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. Did your favorite photo make it to the next […]


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Shipmate of the Week – Lt. j.g. Allison Murray

As executive officer of a patrol boat operating throughout U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, Lt. j.g. Allison Murray was all set for some “R&R.” Murray was headed Colombo, Sri Lanka, and was excited to travel and gain new experiences. Her flight to Sri Lanka was mostly uneventful as Murray tried her best to doze off. That all changed during the final descent.


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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. Throughout the past year, Coast Guard members, families and fans from around the world captured remarkable photographs of rescues, patrols, operations and training days to take you behind the scenes of life in the U.S. Coast Guard.


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