2015 Videos of the Year: A friend to all

2015 Videos of the Year: A friend to all

Maritime operations are the Coast Guard’s bread and butter but taking care of shipmates, families and fellow veterans remains a high priority throughout the service. In the seventh video of this year’s top 10 competition, Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Woitt discusses his role in an organization dedicated to helping injured military veterans recover through the use of sports.


2015 Videos of the Year: Great Lakes Icebreaking partnerships

2015 Videos of the Year: Great Lakes icebreaking partnership

Combined efforts between Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay and Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley broke ice in the Great Lakes to help a tug and barge travel from Sarnia, Ontario, to Windsor, Ontario, in less than a day. This time lapse is the sixth video nominee in this year’s top 10 competition!


2015 Videos of the Year

2015 Videos of the Year: Air Station Elizabeth City highlights

We’ve reached the halfway point in our 2015 Video of the Year competition! The fifth video highlights the crews and missions of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City. If this is your favorite, be sure to cast your vote!


2015 Videos of the Year: Air Station Kodiak rescue

2015 Videos of the Year: Air Station Kodiak rescue

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists three people from a disabled fishing vessel in Bristol Bay near Togiak, Alaska. This rescue highlights the complexity that an aircrew faces from the time of notification to case completion, and the many variables that when realized, can change the response required.


2015 Videos of the Year: Semi-submersible cocaine interception

2015 Videos of the Year: Semi-submersible cocaine interception

It’s never a dull moment at sea for the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton! Get a first-hand look at a drug bust as they interdict illegal smugglers on their recent patrol in the Eastern Pacific.


Video of the Year: Turtle rescue

2015 Videos of the Year: Turtle rescue

During a patrol over the summer, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton thought they were going to find drugs but instead found turtles entangled in fishing gear. What happened next? Watch to find out!


2015 Video of the Year: Air Station Sitka rescue

2015 Videos of the Year: Air Station Sitka rescue

We’re kicking off the top 10 competition with a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka rescue at sea of the fishing vessel Kupreanof crew from the Gulf of Alaska. Is this the top video fo the year? Cast your vote!


Video of the Year 2015

It’s back…2015 Video of the Year!

Drug busts. Environmental responses. Security patrols. Lives saved. These daily operations, like many performed by the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard, largely go unseen by members of the public … until now.


From the Commandant: Standing the Watch

For those who can join friends, family and loved ones over the holiday season, Fran and I encourage you to make the most of every moment as we honor those who are on watch tonight, and every night, protecting the freedoms we so enjoy.


From the Commandant: 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address

Earlier this week, I spoke before Congressional members, Department of Homeland Security leaders and Coast Guard stakeholders at my first State of the Coast Guard Address as your Commandant. I began by talking about you – the 88,000 active duty, civilian, reserve and auxiliary members of the United States Coast Guard.


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