Coast Guard on canvas

In this work from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program 2015 Collection, “Flared Up,” ID# 201508, crewmembers participate in pyrotechnics training discharging MK-124 smoke and illumination signals at Station Shinnecock’s Boat Crew College in Hampton Bays, New York.  Reserve boat crew colleges allow reservists to get a concentrated dose of instruction that concentrate on classes including towing, man overboard drills, flood control, survival swimming and engineering casualty control exercises. U.S. Coast Guard Art Program work by Susanne Corbelletta.

In this work from the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program 2015 Collection, “Flared Up,” ID# 201508, crewmembers participate in pyrotechnics training discharging MK-124 smoke and illumination signals at Station Shinnecock’s Boat Crew College in Hampton Bays, New York. Reserve boat crew colleges allow reservists to get a concentrated dose of instruction that concentrate on classes including towing, man overboard drills, flood control, survival swimming and engineering casualty control exercises. U.S. Coast Guard Art Program work by Susanne Corbelletta.

Each and every day, Coast Guard men and women across the nation participate in exciting missions, training scenarios along with their daily responsibilities. While photography can capture some of these moments, there is another way that Coast Guard missions and people are lasting for years to come.

The Coast Guard Art Program uses fine art as an outreach tool for educating diverse audiences about the U.S. Coast Guard. The artists that participate in the program obtain these scenes through stock photography taken by Coast Guard members or through first-hand experience by spending time with Coast Guard units.

Coast Guard artists—most of whom are professional artists—volunteer their time and talents to help COGAP fulfill its missions. Today, the collection comprises 1,800 works which are primarily paintings. These capture the daily missions the nearly 42,500 men and women on active duty in the Coast Guard perform, including homeland security, search and rescue, marine environmental protection, drug interdiction, military readiness and natural resource management.

To view the entire 2015 art collection, visit the Coast Guard art program website. To learn even more about the program, check out the video below!

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