What was the top Coast Guard video of 2013?

We’ve tallied up your votes for the Coast Guard’s 2013 Video of the Year and have the results for the top three videos. From high surf off the Washington and Oregon coasts to the intense training our future enlisted endure at Training Center Cape May, N.J., your favorite videos showcased the commitment Coast Guard men and women display on each and every mission, each and every day.

And now for the winners…

First place: Cape D Surf

Your first place video is from the crews of Coast Guard Station Sape Disappointment, Wash. The compilation of first person footage was put together by crews at Station Cape Disappointment and features the extreme environment of the Pacific Northwest as boat crews battle waves and weather off the Washington and Oregon coasts.

Second place: It’s Not Just 8 Weeks

Your second place video comes from Training Center Cape May, N.J. The video features the service’s new recruits at our only enlisted basic training center and shows the dedication and perseverance enlistees endure to become part of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Third place: Panga Interdiction

The third place video features an intense vessel interception 90 miles southwest of San Diego, with two suspected smugglers apprehended and 31 bales of marijuana seized.

We would like to thank everyone who voted for their favorite video as well as all the units and videographers for their exceptional work throughout 2013. We look forward to showcasing the missions of the U.S. Coast Guard in 2014 and thanks again to all our fans!

To watch all the videos on YouTube, check out the 2013 Video of the Year playlist. You can also check out a compilation of the top 10 videos.

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