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The crew of the Seattle-based Polar Star breaks ice in McMurdo Sound for Operation Deep Freeze 2018, the U.S. military’s operation for the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic Program.
A U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft is rinsed down at Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, Jan. 24, 2018. Crewmembers wash the plane after every flight to protect it and remove any salt.
Five boaters on a capsized boat await rescue while a Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet crew and good Samaritans approach the vessel Feb. 11, 2018 3 miles east of Lake Worth Inlet.
A Costa Rican crewmember stands watch over one of two110-foot patrol boats given to the Costa Rican Coast Guard by the U.S. Coast Guard at the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore Feb. 13, 2018.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland intercepted and seized cocaine from a low-profile trafficking vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean during Northland's 81-day patrol ending February 2018.
Members from Coast Guard Station St. Joseph's Ice Rescue Team assist the local first responders in rescuing individuals from evacuation zones during flooding in St. Joseph, Michigan, Feb. 22, 2018.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk pass dewatering pumps to the crew of the fishing vessel Sunnfjord before rescuing them off Cape Alava, Wash., Jan. 31, 2018.
A Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration team board a 68-foot fishing vessel near Dry Tortugas, Florida, to ensure compliance with regulations Jan. 12, 2018.
A member from Coast Guard Station Sault Sainte Marie demonstrates ice rescue techniques for local first responders at Sugar Island, Michigan, Feb. 11, 2018.
Members of Coast Guard Sector Honolulu and contractors return to shore after conducting pollution assessments on the grounded vessel Chui Zai Fa No. 1 off Leone Bay, American Samoa, Feb. 12, 2018.
A Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento C-27J aircrew flies over Yosemite National Park, Calif., during area familiarization training, Feb. 6, 2018.

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