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    Inside the College Student Pre...

    The Coast Guard's College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) fully pays for college in exchange for an officer commission and service...

    The Go-To Guy

    Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Chris Chambers, a member of the Coast Guard Reserve, participates in many exciting activities while on the job.

    Serving on the USCG Healy

    Seaman Deirdre Gray describes the United States Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Healy's special scientific and ice-breaking mission.

    Minding the Store

    Storekeeper 3rd Class Anitra Lyle discusses her travels to Africa and life on a boat.

    Lives in Her Hands

    Operations Specialist 3rd Class Josefina Martinez handles the radio, including distress calls.

    Double Duty

    Petty Officer Michael Paquette, an aviation maintenance technician, describes his day-to-day tasks.

    Always Ready

    Members of the Coast Guard participate in a helicopter rescue mission and successfully rescue an individual from choppy waters.

    A Seaman’s Day

    Seaman Tess Lee has been in the Coast Guard for only a few months, and she’s already helping save lives.

    A Day in the Life of the Coast...

    The daily duties of the Coast Guard include search-and-rescue missions, environmental protection, drug interdiction and coastal security.

    A Coxswain in the Coast Guard...

    A Coast Guard Reserve coxswain explains her role as the individual in charge of a boat and everyone on it.

    A Coast Guard Damage Controlma...

    Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Florez Adams demonstrates some of his duties as a damage controlman for the Coast Guard.

    Sailing Through the Storm

    Petty Officer William Armstrong describes the intense training that goes into becoming a surfman for the Coast Guard.

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