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Sharing the Coast Guard’s story

Social media has changed the way we connect with others, engage in conversations or share our mutual interests. Social media is part of our daily lives. That means social media is part of telling the Coast Guard’s story.


Admirer

#CGadmirer

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that usually means chocolates, cards and flowers. But the celebration isn’t just for cupid and candy; it’s about love and appreciation! To celebrate Valentine’s Day with the men and women who serve, we’re reaching out to our fans to hear why you love America’s Coast Guard. Throughout this week, we’re asking our fans to share reasons why they love the Coast Guard using #CGadmirer on Twitter. At the end of the week, we’ll take your messages and make a video that will go on display at Coast Guard Headquarters.


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Shutter Shootout Overtime

The buzzer has gone off and there’s a tie with East vs. West in our Final Four round of Shutter Shootout. We need your help in deciding which photo goes to the next round as we enter overtime! Head over […]


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Shutter Shootout 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. 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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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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Shutter Shootout 2nd Round

The votes are in as we move on to the second round of tournament play in “Shutter Shootout” and get closer to selecting the best Coast Guard photo of the year. We scoured the past year’s photos and the ones with the most “likes” on Facebook made the cut. Did your favorite photo make it to the next round? Head over to our Facebook page for voting!


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Shutter Shootout First Round

March Madness has arrived! With brackets on everyone’s minds, we bring you our own tournament in the form of “Shutter Shootout” – your chance to select the Coast Guard photo of the year. We scoured the past year’s photos and the ones with the most “likes” on Facebook made the cut. Now it’s your turn to decide the best! Will it be a Cinderella story this year?


Top 10 Videos of 2012 premiere

Coast Guard recruits get a sneak peek at the Top 10 Videos of 2012

Some may see Coast Guardsmen jumping out of helicopters, driving boats through breaking surf or firing dangerous weapons as intimidating, or even frightening, but to the more than 200 Coast Guard recruits who got a sneak peek of the Coast Guard’s Top 10 Videos of 2012, the thought of doing these things is motivating. The recruits packed the Ida Lewis Auditorium at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May for the second annual Coast Guard Top 10 Video Premiere at the only enlisted Coast Guard basic training facility in the nation.


Into the surf

High side right

Thanks to all of your votes, the best Coast Guard marching cadence has been selected! Chief Petty Officer Cory Wadley, officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Morro Bay, Calif., wrote the original cadence that was selected as the best. Wadley is one of approximately 160 surfmen in the Coast Guard and serves at one of the 19 designated surf stations in the U.S.


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Got questions? These rescue swimmers have answers.

We asked our Facebook fans if they could ask a rescue swimmer anything, what would it be? And with more than 200 questions asked, it was clear you were all eager to hear more about the men and women who make up the aviation survival technician rate – more often called rescue swimmers. We picked the top five most “liked” questions and asked two swimmers from the 13th Coast Guard District to help answer them.


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