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Munro Maintenance

U.S. Coast Guard posted a photo:

Munro Maintenance

Crewmembers aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro conduct maintenance on life boat brackets while moored at their homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 23, 2016. The Douglas Munro is a 378-foot high endurance cutter with approximately 160 crewmembers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Steenson.

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

Plane Crash Rescue

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Plane Crash Rescue

A crewmember of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and an emergency medical services technician transport a survivor of a downed De Havilland DHC-2 float plane that crashed near Uganik Lake on Kodiak Island, Alaska, Sept. 9, 2016. Air Station Kodiak transported three people from the downed aircraft to awating EMS personnel at Kodiak Municipal Airport. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

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

Incoming

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Incoming

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Los Angeles participate in cliff operations off the coast of Point Vicente Lighthouse, April 6, 2016. The crew conducted cliff rescue scenarios including rescuing a mannequin from a cliff face. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen.

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Underwater Escape

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Underwater Escape

A student at the Coast Guard Aviation Technical Training Center in Elizabeth City, N.C., trains in the center's underwater egress training, April 28, 2016. Coast Guardsmen take this training in order to learn how to safely escape a small boat that has capsized. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Michael McCleary.

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

Cocaine Seizure

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Cocaine Seizure

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crewmembers offload seized cocaine from the cutter in San Diego on Oct. 27, 2016. Nearly 20 tons of narcotics were interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central and South America. Operation Martillo is a joint, interagency and multinational collaborative effort to deny transnational criminal organizations air and maritime access to the littoral regions of the Central American isthmus. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrea Anderson.

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

Hurricane Reflections

U.S. Coast Guard posted a photo:

Hurricane Reflections

Coast Guard crew members from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., prepare an HC-130 Hercules airplane, Oct. 8, 2016, for an overflight. The crew flew to areas north of Daytona, Fla., for an assessment of Hurricane Matthew’s damage and Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz, commander Coast Guard Atlantic Area, held a press briefing when they landed. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse.

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