Happy 224th Birthday USCG! USCG Photo Show by Auxiliarists.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Seaman Gronager with Public Affairs Detachment Baltimore, smiles brightly as she holds cupcakes and gift bags to present to boaters for the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Andy Winz.

Seaman Gronager with Public Affairs Detachment Baltimore, smiles brightly as she holds cupcakes and gift bags to present to boaters for the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Andy Winz.

Compilation by James Chin, National New Media Branch Chief

On August 4th, 2014, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will celebrate its 224th birthday. Originally founded in 1790 by Alexander Hamilton to enforce customs laws, the maritime service has expanded to 11 key mission areas. These include ports/waterways/coastal security, drug interdiction, aids to navigation, search and rescue, living marine resources, marine safety, defense readiness, migrant interdiction, marine environmental protection, ice operations, and other law enforcement such as preventing foreign fishing vessels from encroaching into U.S. borders. The USCG is military, multi-mission, and maritime.

In honor of the USCG’s 224th birthday, the USCG Auxiliary will post some of its top photos of our USCG. Enjoy these beautiful photos as we appreciate all our USCG has done and continues to do.

Find out more about the USCG’s missions here: http://www.uscg.mil/top/missions.

Editors Note – USCG Photo Show – Please click on the photos to see them at full size.

 

Winz 25: Eternally moored in Baltimore, MD; the Treasury – class cutter Taney, the last surviving warship from the attack on Pearl Harbor rests at ease after 50 years of service.  USCG Auxiliary Photo by Andy Winz.

Eternally moored in Baltimore, Maryland, Treasury class USCGC Taney is the last surviving warship from the attack on Pearl Harbor. She rests at ease after 50 years of service. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Andy Winz.

 

A quiet night on the flight deck of the medium endurance cutter Legare, her evening hanger lights exemplify the ships motto: Facta Non Verba, Deeds Not Words.USCG Auxiliary Photo by Andy Winz.

A quiet night on the flight deck of USCGC Legare, her evening hanger lights exemplify the ships motto: Facta Non Verba, Deeds Not Words.USCG Auxiliary Photo by Andy Winz.

 

C-130Hs alongside a runway in Air Station Barbers Point in Hawaii. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Garret Hendrickson.

C-130Hs alongside a runway at Air Station Barbers Point in Hawaii. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Garret Hendrickson.

 

 The USCGC Eagle in New York Harbor. USCG Auxiliary Photo by James Chin

The USCGC Eagle in New York Harbor. USCG Auxiliary Photo by James Chin.

 

 Crew members of the USCGC Eagle get fore topmast staysail (r) and the inner jib (l) ready to fly in preparation for departure July 20th from Pier 86, Hudson River. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Hope Wright.

Crew members of the USCGC Eagle get the fore topmast staysail (right) and the inner jib (left) ready to fly in preparation for departure July 20th from Pier 86, Hudson River. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Hope Wright.

 

Winz 12: The medium endurance cutter Bear providing a guiding light over BSU Portsmouth, having returned from operations earlier in the month.  The Bear is one of the most storied cutter names in the history of the Coast Guard. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Andy Winz.

The Medium Endurance Cutter Bear providing a guiding light over BSU Portsmouth, having returned from operations earlier in the month. The Bear is one of the most storied cutter names in the history of the Coast Guard. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Andy Winz.

 

A USCG Response Boat approaches with the New York City skyline behind it. USCG Auxiliary Photo by James Chin.

A USCG Response Boat Medium approaches with the New York City skyline behind it. USCG Auxiliary Photo by James Chin.

 

Winz 01:  Manning the watch.  Shipmates from BSU Portsmouth coordinate zone coverage and facility locations aboard the USCGC Kennebec during the 36th annual Harborfest in Hampton Roads, Virginia. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Andy Winz.

Manning the watch. Shipmates from BSU Portsmouth coordinate zone coverage and facility locations aboard the USCGC Kennebec during the 36th annual Harborfest in Hampton Roads, Virginia. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Andy Winz.

 

The USCGC Penobscot Bay prepares to depart from Albany. Photo by Charles Poltenson.

The USCGC Penobscot Bay prepares to depart from Albany. Photo by Charles Poltenson.

 

Swimmer in the water! USCG Air Station Elizabeth City rescue swimmers are always a hit with the public during Harborfest in Virginia. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Andy Winz.

Swimmer in the water! USCG Air Station Elizabeth City rescue swimmers are always a hit with the public during Harborfest in Virginia. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Andy Winz.

 

Team Coast Guard patrolling the Upper Bay and keeping passengers safe aboard the Staten Island Ferry. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Hope Wright.

Team Coast Guard patrolling the Upper Bay and keeping passengers safe aboard the Staten Island Ferry. USCG Auxiliary Photo by Hope Wright.

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