The U.S. Coast Guard will release its 2013 Top 10 videos on December 22, highlighting its achievements and asking members of the public to vote for their favorites. The Coast Guard Compass will publish one of the 10 videos each day beginning Sunday. Each video will include commentary from a service member who participated in the mission. The public will vote by liking their favorites on the Coast Guard’s Facebook page or on the Coast Guard’s YouTube channel. Voting will be open through January 13, 2014.
Among the videos featured in the recently released compilation is a look into the Coast Guard’s rigorous basic training program, an aircrew rescuing a sailor 70 miles east of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and Coast Guardsmen using warning shots and disabling fire to stop a drug smuggling vessel off the southern California coast.