People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 7

2010 Photo Contest

It’s week seven of the Coast Guard Photo Contest People’s Choice award. Every Monday for the past seven weeks we have unveiled another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted.

To vote, just click on the picture(s) below that you like and post a positive comment. OR, you can go to our Flickr photo set to see all the pictures nominated so far and leave your comment there. It’s your choice… your People’s Choice.

While next week is the last set of five photos nominated for the People’s Choice award, voting will stay open until March 14.  We will announce the top three People’s Choice photos on Tuesday, March 15.

Here is the next set of photos…

Ready to Retrieve Helo

WINDWARD PASS, Cuba – Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Crews, Seaman Cory Stepien, Seaman Derek Tharp Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Valiant stand ready to tie down a helicopter June 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Joseph Puterbaugh.

Helo Refuel

WINDWARD PASS, Cuba – Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Confidence prepare to refuel an H-65 Dolphin helicopter while underway. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Keith Jarvis.

Silent Drill Team

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Coast Guard Silent Drill Team performs a routine at a Joint Service exhibition in front of the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background. The Silent Drill Team is part of the Coast Guard’s Ceremonial Honor Guard in Alexandria, Va. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Benjamin Wilson.

Haiti Support Preparations

MIAMI, Fla. – Petty Officer 3rd Class Zachary Bessant stands atop 63,000 bottles of drinking water on the Coast Guard Cutter Oak, securing the load for sea. The cutter is preparing for a journey to support Haiti after the devastating earthquake ravaged the nation. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Ensign Jason Radcliffe.

Vertical Insertion boarding

PACIFIC OCEAN – Members of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Honolulu (91107) conduct a vertical insertion exercise aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO TWO (HSC-22) July 7, 2010. The members were participating in the 22nd biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise including 14 nations, 32 ships and more than 20,000 personnel. U. S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Petty Officer Carl Shipley.

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