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Announcing the 2012 Video of the Year

We’ve sifted through and tallied up your votes for the Coast Guard’s video of the year and you all left no doubt to what you love the most…being part of the action! From high surf off the Oregon coast to the intense training it takes to save lives, your favorite videos showcased the commitment Coast Guard men and women display on each and every mission.


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Have you voted?… 2012 Video of the Year

By now we hope you have watched all of our Video of the Year nominees. But, if you haven’t, there’s still time! “Polls” close tomorrow so you can still have your voice heard in choosing the year’s most compelling Coast Guard video. To vote for the videos, like your favorite on the Coast Guard’s Facebook page or on the Coast Guard’s YouTube 2012 Videos of the Year playlist.


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2012 Videos of the Year: HMS Bounty rescue

We’ve reached our 10th video nominee in our search for the 2012 Video of the Year. In our final video, Rescue swimmer Daniel Todd tells us about the daring rescue of 14 sailors from the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: Cutter Dallas gunnery exercise

Our video of the year nominee today showcases the weaponry aboard Coast Guard Cutter Dallas in one of the last gunnery exercises this vessel performed before being decommissioned. The 2012 Videos of the Year began Saturday, with voting open through Jan. […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: Family of nine, two dogs rescued

The eighth video of the contest features a family of nine, along with their two dogs, and their dramatic rescue. The family was stranded in their beach home, surrounded by dangerous rushing waters during Tropical Storm Debby. The 2012 Videos of […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: Iced over

Today brings us to video number seven and takes us to the severe icy weather of Alaska. Crewmembers aboard the grounded fishing vessel Kimberly were stranded in Portage Bay overnight with their boat iced over. The 2012 Videos of the Year began Saturday, […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: Surf’s up!

We are past the halfway point for the contest, and today’s video takes us on a thrilling boat ride with the men and women of Coast Guard Station Coos Bay, Ore., as they train in the harsh environment of the Pacific […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: Advanced Helicopter Rescue School

We are at the half-way point for our videos, and today’s video take us to a one of kind training school, the Coast Guard’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School in Astoria, Ore. The school places rescue aircrews in some of the most […]


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2012 Videos of the Year: I train so others may live

Our fourth video finalist highlights the dedication and hard work of Petty Officer 2nd Class Jaime Vanacore, a rescue swimmer out of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, as she shows us a morning routine of a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. Vanacore, along with Coast Guard men and women across America, train everyday, “so others may live.”


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2012 Videos of the Year: Downed seaplane

Our third video finalist features Coast Guard aircrews, along with state and federal agencies, rescuing two people from an overturned and partially submerged Cessna seaplane off the Monterey, Calif., coast. The 2012 Videos of the Year began Saturday, with voting open through Jan. 4, 2013.


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