During the production of the Coast Guard Outlook 2012 edition, we came across many great photos – so many that we couldn’t possibly include all of them in one slide show. While many more excellent photos reside within the pages of the magazine, which debuted at Coast Guard Innovation Expo 2011, here is a sampling of some of our favorites.
Coast Guard Outlook Photo Favorites
Two crewmembers from Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) San Diego are transported to the Zuniga Jetty light “Zulu” at the entrance of San Diego Bay by an MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter to conduct repairs, Feb. 4, 2010. The ANT crewmembers had to be hoisted because of the aid’s remote location, making it impossible to reach by boat. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Jetta H. Disco The Coast Guard Cutter Rush, homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii, joins the French frigate Prairial, of the French Marine Nationale, homeported in Tahiti, for a multilateral law enforcement effort in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 25, 2010. The Rush and the Prairial conducted law enforcement, search and rescue, maritime safety, and environmental protection missions while patrolling the Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo A Coast Guard team from the CGC Boutwell (WHEC-719) boards the Pantasian, a tanker en route from Kuwait to Iran. The boarding teams were searching vessels for weapons and terrorists during Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA1 Tom Sperduto U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow and Her Danish Majesty's Ship Hvidbjoernen navigate through icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, during joint Operation Nanook, Aug. 23, 2011. The international operation, designed to enhance maritime interoperability, featured the Canadian Coast Guard, navy, army, air, and special forces, Danish military components, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and numerous other forces. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin J. Kiger, a storekeeper, surveys the landing zone as a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter lands to transport his team. Kiger, a reservist, is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Redeployment Assistance & Inspection Detachment (RAID) team. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. James Cullen With multiple sensors and secure communications, the Coast Guard HC-144A will be a key contributor to maritime domain awareness. EADS North America photo Coast Guard response crews inspect the grounded fishing vessel Advance after it collided with channel marker 13 in Bodega Bay, Calif., June 30, 2011. The crew arrived on scene quickly and the two operators aboard the Advance were unharmed as a result of the grounding. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela J. Boehland A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 47-foot motor lifeboat (MLB) crew patrols south of Ketchikan July 11, 2011. Station Ketchikan maintains two MLBs and several 25-foot response boats, maintaining safety and security in southeast Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley The CGC Midgett interdicts a 35-foot self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessel carrying approximately 6,000 kilograms of cocaine on Jan. 20, 2011. The SPSS was located 335 miles off the coast of Costa Rica. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Midgett Jesse Jahner, a sheriff with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, carries a young girl to safety after a dike broke near her home in Fargo, N.D., trapping her inside, April 10, 2011. Coast Guard members were working with federal, state, and local agencies to conduct wellness checks and perform rescues and other critical functions to ensure the safety of residents affected by the flooding in the Midwest. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert The crew aboard the CGC Bertholf prepares to navigate through the Gastineau Channel prior to mooring in Juneau, Alaska, April 10, 2011. The Bertholf was beginning the cutter’s first patrol in Alaskan waters. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn