Today’s ship photos come to us from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Sweet 16 of the 2016 #ShutterShootout photo competition! Head over to the U.S. Coast Guard’s facebook page to vote for your favorite Coast Guard photo of 2016.
Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy conduct morning colors as snow falls on campus Feb. 5, 2016. Cadets conduct morning colors every morning at 8 a.m., no matter the weather in front of Hamilton Hall. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall)
The crew of USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336) fly a battle ensign upon completion of a patrol as part of Operation Kohala Guardian Feb. 11, 2016. Crew members from Station Maui, Kiska and the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources conducted a joint patrol and safety and compliance boardings on recreational and commercial vessels operating in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary to inform the public of the requirements to avoid coming too close to whales or impeding the whales’ path. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers/Released)
Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, Coast Guard Cutter James and helicopter crews from Air Station Atlantic City rendezvous offshore on the Atlantic Ocean as the James is heading north to her commissioning ceremony in Boston, July 30, 2015. The James is the newest cutter in the fleet, while the Eagle is the oldest. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Matthew S. Masaschi)
An MH-65 “Dolphin” helicopter flies in front of the U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, July 30, 2015. The photo is a recreation of the U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamp created by William S. Phillips, an aviation artist. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Lau)
A member of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, recognizes different parts of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter using his touch during a tour of Coast Guard Air Station Miami March 26, 2015. MLBVI has been around for 84 years and assists those of all ages with visual impairments. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios)
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conduct an overflight of Oahu, April 17, 2015. The men and women of Air Station Barbers Point serve as the “Guardians of the Pacific” in their support of the 14th Coast Guard District, the largest and most culturally diverse of all Coast Guard operating areas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle)