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U.S. Coast Guard Top 10 Videos of 2013

Published on January 2nd, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard has selected their top 10 videos highlighting the year’s most compelling stories from the work done every day by America’s Coast Guard. These real-life operations, like many performed by the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard, largely go unseen by members of the public.

“Most Coast Guard operations and missions aren’t caught on camera,” said Capt. Todd Prestidge, commanding officer of Training Center Cape May. “Much of our work occurs in the black of night during the most brutal weather conditions or thousands of miles away from U.S. shores in some of the most dangerous places on earth. This gives the people we serve an opportunity to see what Coast Guardsmen do every day.

“We also appreciate having an opportunity to show our service’s newest members some of the missions they’ll be doing just a few days after graduation,” said Prestidge. “We will be asking them to do dangerous work, and they will be given great responsibility when they leave here. This helps them realize how important their training is to their success and safety as a Coast Guardsmen.”

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