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Coast Guard buoy tenders compete in the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics in Juneau, Alaska


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A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Juneau, sets a life ring in the water prior to the survival swim relay during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau Aug. 16, 2017. This year's roundup included eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.

boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Juneau, sets a life ring in the water prior to the survival swim relay during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau Aug. 16, 2017. This year's roundup included eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.


A Coast Guard member gasps for air while competing in the survival swim relay during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. Crews aboard Coast Guard buoy tenders in Alaska service 1,350 navigational aids along 33,000 miles of coastline while actively participating in search and rescue, environmental protection and law enforcement missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.

A Coast Guard member takes a breath while competing in the survival swim relay during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. Crews aboard Coast Guard buoy tenders in Alaska service 1,350 navigational aids along 33,000 miles of coastline while actively participating in search and rescue, environmental protection and law enforcement missions.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.


Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake, homeported in Everett, Washington, compete in the chain pull competition during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics, at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. The event was one of six skill tests the eight buoy tenders attending the Olympics competed in. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Henry Blake, homeported in Everett, Washington, compete in the chain pull competition during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics, at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. The event was one of six skill tests the eight buoy tenders attending the Olympics competed in.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.


Crewmembers of the Canadian coast guard ship Bartlett participate in the tug-o-war competition during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. The Bartlett ended up taking third place of the eight cutters competing in the tug-o-war competition. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Crewmembers of the Canadian coast guard ship Bartlett participate in the tug-o-war competition during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. The Bartlett ended up taking third place of the eight cutters competing in the tug-o-war competition.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.


Crewmembers of the Canadian coast guard ship Bartlett participate in the tug-o-war competition during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. The Bartlett ended up taking third place of the eight cutters competing in the tug-o-war competition. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, homeported in Cordova, Alaska, use every ounce of strength to beat the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, taking first place in the tug-o-war during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. The Olympics is a competition that not only builds morale amongst cutter members but also provides a fun alternative to every day training in events such as the chain pull, survival swim and the heat-and-beat.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. 


A Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore crewmember heats up a rivet pin during the heat-and-beat competition, where teams use torches and hammers to seal shackles for time, during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. This year's roundup included eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for five days of training and maintenance. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.

A Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore crewmember heats up a rivet pin during the heat-and-beat competition, where teams use torches and hammers to seal shackles for time, during the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Coast Guard Station Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. This year's roundup included eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for five days of training and maintenance.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.


Coast Guard crewmembers use sledge hammers to seal a rivet pin to a shackle during the heat-and-beat competition aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory at the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. Crews aboard Coast Guard buoy tenders in Alaska service 1,350 navigational aids along 33,000 miles of coastline while actively participating in search and rescue, environmental protection and law enforcement missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Coast Guard crewmembers use sledge hammers to seal a rivet pin to a shackle during the heat-and-beat competition aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory at the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2017. Crews aboard Coast Guard buoy tenders in Alaska service 1,350 navigational aids along 33,000 miles of coastline while actively participating in search and rescue, environmental protection and law enforcement missions.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.

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