Cruising their cutters through the open ocean and flying their jets and choppers overhead, the United States Coast Guard is always ready to serve and protect America’s waterways. Bravely patrolling the nation’s coastlines, these men and women fearlessly battle dangerous conditions to save lives, enforce the law and protect the environment everyday.
The busiest division of the US Coast Guard is its Seventh District (D7). With an estimated 1.8 million square miles of responsibility – D7 is one of the largest divisions of the Coast Guard overseeing the waterways of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and most of the Caribbean!
Whether its search and rescue emergencies or migrant interdiction cases, the Coast Guard constantly faces unpredictable conditions and uncertain scenarios. With danger as an understood and respected part of the job, the members of the D7 Coast Guard bravely put their lives on the line everyday! "It's a hazardous job because of the situations we find ourselves in, and there’s no denying that it can be scary and life threatening too", says D7 Coast Guarder Jennifer Johnson. “But the rewards of rescuing people and protecting our country’s safety far outweigh the risks!”