U. S. Coast Guard: A week in the life as crews train to save lives and guard the coast

Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Graziani (left) gives Seaman Nathan Gray instruction on small boat operation aboard Cutter Beluga's rigid hull inflatable boat while Beluga's crew conducts fire fighting training southwest of Cape Charles, Virginia, Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  Cutter Beluga's crew was underway all day conducting drills and training exercises near the entrance to Chesapeake Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn)

Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Graziani (left) gives Seaman Nathan Gray instruction on small boat operation aboard Cutter Beluga’s rigid hull inflatable boat while Beluga’s crew conducts fire fighting training southwest of Cape Charles, Virginia, Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
Cutter Beluga’s crew was underway all day conducting drills and training exercises near the entrance to Chesapeake Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn)
Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Graziani (left) gives Seaman Nathan Gray instruction on small boat operation aboard Cutter Beluga's rigid hull inflatable boat southwest of Cape Charles, Virginia, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Cutter Beluga's crew was underway all day conducting drills and training exercises near the entrance to Chesapeake Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn)

Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Graziani (left) gives Seaman Nathan Gray instruction on small boat operation aboard Cutter Beluga’s rigid hull inflatable boat southwest of Cape Charles, Virginia, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Cutter Beluga’s crew was underway all day conducting drills and training exercises near the entrance to Chesapeake Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn)
Crew members from Coast Guard Station Manasquan, N.J., are underway on 47-foot Motor Life Boats in Manasquan Inlet for training Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The station’s primary missions include search and rescue, law enforcement and recreational boating safety. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Henry)

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Manasquan, N.J., are underway on 47-foot Motor Life Boats in Manasquan Inlet for training Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The station’s primary missions include search and rescue, law enforcement and recreational boating safety. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Henry)
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