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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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In his final interview before retirement, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel reflects on what he would tell someone considering joining the #USCG today: "I would tell them to do it. The Coast Guard is a great service and something you can be proud of for the rest of your life. It is an adventure and you will serve our Nation with some of the best people in America. It is founded on the principles of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty. And I would say if those core values are important to you - then join. Right away."
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Whether its saving people from a foundering ship in stormy seas or sea turtles tangled in derelict fishing gear, th… https://t.co/KPgRQLIUeb
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Happening in 1 hour: Watch as the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2018 is commissioned as the #USCG's newest ensigns during the 137th Commencement ceremony featuring Vice President Mike Pence. Live coverage begins at 11 a.m. EST
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When things are going right there is nobody more popular on the college campus than the student-athlete, the gifted cadet who can sink a basket or get that vital first down. Even better is the athlete who can step into the classroom and hold their own against cadets who do not have extracurricular commitments. U.S. Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadet Daria McKenna attacks on the field and in the classroom. This week, Compass is featuring several outstanding cadets who will be graduating tomorrow from the Academy to become our future leaders.
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On Thursday, May 24th, the 30th Vice Commandant of the #USCG, Adm. Charles Michel, will retire after 33 years of Service to Nation. Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel on his thoughts on leadership: "My goal is to be collaborative, to bring stakeholders to the table, to participate on the process and to be inclusive. I like to create predicable governance structure, which match expectations and gets people invested in the process. I strive to provide them with as much responsibility and freedom that they can handle."
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RT @USCGPacificNW: Today's #safeboating tip is to educate yourself on COLD WATER SHOCK. This happens when you fall in cold water and are so…
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In August of 2015, Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Michel assumed the duties of the 30th Vice Commandant of the #USCG. Then in May 2016, he became the first Coast Guard four-star Vice Commandant and first four-star Judge Advocate. Michel reflects on this groundbreaking assignment as he concludes 33 years of Service to Nation. "The promotion of the position of Vice Commandant to Admiral, to get the 4th star, is good for the service and it is a tremendous step towards the modernization and professionalism of the Coast Guard. It was the right thing to do as it adds tremendous gravity to the position as an advocate, both nationally and internationally, for the service."
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RT @BoatingCampaign: Be sure everyone wears a U.S. Coast Guard approved, properly fitting life jacket while boating. #safeboating https://t…
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#ICYMI - Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Jason Vanderhaden is now on Facebook, Twitter (twitter.com/mcpocg) and Instagram (instagram.com/officialmcpocg). We're not telling you what to do but...follow him to learn more as he leads our enlisted workforce over the next four years!
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#USCG Auxiliarist Linda Jones has used her experience w/ a debilitating illness, career as a school teacher & those… https://t.co/sr2NngsxFg
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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary member Linda Jones has used her experience with a debilitating illness, a career as a school teacher and those she works within the Auxiliary and at U.S. Coast Guard Station Yankeetown to become an inspired leader. For this, she has earned the recognition of the Commodore Charles S. Greanoff Inspirational Leadership award.
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Water may look soft, but when you hit it going fast it will feel like you are hitting concrete and you may be knock… https://t.co/6Z3TbBVEdm
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President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On Aug. 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and United States Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). #knowyourmil #armedforcesday
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