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Honor, Respect, Devotion, Duty

USCG recruits press a 150-pound towind hawser over their heads.

Coast Guard recruits press a 150-pound towing hawser over their heads while reciting the Coast Guard's Core Values of Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty. Recruits are required to go through a number of physical, mental and emotional challenges to earn the title "Coast Guardsman."

Read more about the Week in the Life of U.S. Coast Guard Series.

Photographer's Name: 
Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska
Photographer's Organization: 
USCG
Date Taken: 
July 31, 2013
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USCG recruits press a 150-pound towind hawser over their heads.

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