Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014: Thursday

For the past 224 years the Coast Guard has safeguarded our nation’s maritime interests, providing a 24/7 presence along America’s rivers, ports, coastline and on the high seas. But while the Coast Guard’s presence and impact is regional, national and international, our operations are often out of sight.

Until now.

From Aug. 24 to Aug. 30, 2014, we captured a week in the life of the service to highlight the missions performed by America’s Coast Guard. From standing watch or training on the water to supporting our frontline operations, over the week we will highlight the day-to-day lives of Coast Guard men and women throughout the country and overseas.

Thursday’s week in the life of the Coast Guard 2014 features the crew of Cutter Kukui from Hawaii, family day on the Delaware River, an unmanned Arctic flight from the Cutter Healy, dirty work in Depoe Bay, Ore., and quick fixes at Base Honolulu.

Follow along on Facebook and Instagram, as well as right here on the Compass Blog throughout the week.

 

Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau assist in removing a brow from the Coast Guard Cutter Kukui prior to departing for a patrol, Aug. 25, 2014. Cutters rely on personnel from other units to assist in pier operations prior to departure. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle.

Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau assist in removing a brow from the Coast Guard Cutter Kukui prior to departing for a patrol, Aug. 25, 2014. Cutters rely on personnel from other units to assist in pier operations prior to departure. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle.

 

Seaman Mathew Kuhns demonstrates firefighting gear to children aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat in the Delaware River Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The Cleat crew welcomed family members aboard the cutter for an orientation cruise. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham.

Seaman Mathew Kuhns demonstrates firefighting gear to children aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat in the Delaware River Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The Cleat crew welcomed family members aboard the cutter for an orientation cruise. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham.

 

John Ferguson and Chris Thompson, Unmanned Aircraft System operators for AeroVironment, release a Puma All Environment UAS from the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy during an exercise in the Arctic Aug. 18, 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center and the National Oceanic and Atmospherc Administration evaluated the UAS for use in tracking a simulated oil spill during the exercise. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert.

John Ferguson and Chris Thompson, Unmanned Aircraft System operators for AeroVironment, release a Puma All Environment UAS from the flight deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy during an exercise in the Arctic Aug. 18, 2014. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center and the National Oceanic and Atmospherc Administration evaluated the UAS for use in tracking a simulated oil spill during the exercise. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Eggert.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon O’Brien, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay, scrapes the hull of a 47-foot Motor Life Boat clean of growth during haul-out maintenance in Newport, Ore., Aug. 27, 2014. Haul-out maintenance is completed biannually in order to keep the ship clean and in proper working conditions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon O’Brien, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay, scrapes the hull of a 47-foot Motor Life Boat clean of growth during haul-out maintenance in Newport, Ore., Aug. 27, 2014. Haul-out maintenance is completed biannually in order to keep the ship clean and in proper working conditions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg.

 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ben Jaehnig, a machinery technician at Coast Guard Base Honolulu conducts repairs on a forklift, Aug. 25, 2014. Machinery technicians are responsible for the operation and maintenance on various types of equipment on cutters and land units. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ben Jaehnig, a machinery technician at Coast Guard Base Honolulu conducts repairs on a forklift, Aug. 25, 2014. Machinery technicians are responsible for the operation and maintenance on various types of equipment on cutters and land units. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle.

 

 

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