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Night Ops

U.S. Coast Guard posted a photo:

Night Ops

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Seattle and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles conduct night time hoisting training on April 4, 2016. Crews conduct weekly training to remain proficient at hoisting, even in adverse weather conditions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Logan Kellogg.

43 weeks 2 days ago
nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)

Hold Your Breath

U.S. Coast Guard posted a photo:

Hold Your Breath

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.

43 weeks 2 days ago
nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard rescues fishermen

U.S. Coast Guard posted a photo:

Coast Guard rescues fishermen

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.

48 weeks 5 days ago
nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)

POTUS arrives

U.S. Coast Guard posted a photo:

POTUS arrives

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania head to the Inaugural Parade reviewing stand from the White House in Washingtion, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. Trump was sworn-in as the 45th president of the United States earlier in the day. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

50 weeks 6 days ago
nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)

U.S. Coast Guard Band Photo

U.S. Coast Guard posted a photo:

U.S. Coast Guard Band Photo

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard band march in formation during a photoshoot and rehearsal, Nov. 9, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm.

50 weeks 6 days ago
nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)

U.S. Coast Guard Band Photo

U.S. Coast Guard posted a photo:

U.S. Coast Guard Band Photo

U.S. Coast Guard Master Chief Jonathan Towne, the drum major in the band, poses for a photo while wearing his ceremonial bearskin hat, Nov. 9, 2016.

This year's inauguration will be Towne's eighth and final one as a member of the Coast Guard Band. As the drum major, Towne will lead the band as they march in the 45th presidential Inauguration.

Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm.

50 weeks 6 days ago
nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)