Periodically, we’ll be sharing favorite homeland security-related photos we’ve come across. These photos won’t necessarily be the newest or the most newsworthy, or in any kind of chronological order, or even an equal representation of each Department of Homeland Security component. They are photos that sometimes depict important events, sometimes illustrate the everyday service of men and women in DHS, and sometimes just struck us as being great compositions or arresting images.
DHS: Five Favorite Photos
The 48-foot fishing vessel Sisiutl rests hard aground in Portage Bay, Alaska, June 17, 2011, with three crewmembers aboard. Two Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews provided dewatering pumps and crews of two good Samaritan vessels that came to the Sisiutl crew’s assistance. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandyn Sampson Volunteers and debris fill the streets of Joplin, Mo., hit by an EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011. FEMA helps set up and partners with volunteer organizations to aid communities affected by disasters. FEMA photo by Steve Zumwalt The CBP Office of Air and Marine unveiled their new Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) during a ceremony on May 11, 2011, at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. The aircraft is built by Hawker Beechcraft and modified for CBP missions by the Sierra Nevada factory in Hagerstown, Md. CBP could eventually have up to 50 MEAs patrolling the land and maritime borders. Photo courtesy of CBP CBP officers and Border Patrol agents, Cass County Sheriff deputies, National Guard personnel and residents of Cass County, N.D., fight 55 mile per hour winds and swiftly rising flood waters to save the home of Shannon Stanke April 29, 2011. Photo courtesy of CBP The five survivors of the sinking of the 60-foot vessel Nordic Mistress sit in the cabin of the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Kodiak with the crew that rescued them en route to Kodiak May 22, 2011. The crew issued a mayday when they began taking on water 80 miles north of Kodiak, donned survival suits, got into a life raft with their emergency position indicating radio beacon and lit off a flare when they saw the helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Devin Lloyd