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Arctic Sunset

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Arctic Sunset

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks ice at sunset on the Arctic Ocean, Sept. 28, 2016. The Healy crew was deployed to the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea to map and dredge the extended continental shelf. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Steenson.

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nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)

Argus

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Argus

Argus relaxes during the hustle and bustle of holiday cheer in Hudgins, Va., Dec. 21, 2016. Argus is the well-loved station mascot for Station Milford Haven. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki.

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nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)

Washed Up

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Washed Up

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed in Cold Bay, Alaska, surveys the area around the fishing vessel Predator prior to hoisting three people off near Akutan Harbor, Alaska, Feb. 13, 2017. The predator ran hard aground, causing it to take on water through an eight inch crack on the hull. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

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nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)

Surf's Up

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Surf's Up

Coast Guard Station Golden Gate lifeboat crews conduct surf training near Ocean Beach in California, Nov. 10, 2016. The crews train in high surf to ensure they are prepared to respond to any maritime emergency during rough weather conditions. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart.

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Tug of War

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Tug of War

Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, homeported in Homer, Alaska, celebrate after winning the tug-o-war competition during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 17, 2016. This years participating cutters included the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, Maple, Fir, Sycamore, Elderberry, Anthony Petit and the Canadian coast guard ship Bartlett. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

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nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)

Return to Stratton

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Return to Stratton

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton's crewmembers aboard Coast Guard small boat return to Stratton after a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief event for Rim of Pacific Exercise 2016, July 13, 2016. Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,00 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4, 2017, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart.

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nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)