Bravo zulu, Coast Guard Cutter Fir!

Members of Coast Guard Cutter Fir are cheered along by their shipmates during the tug-of-war finals against members of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast at the annual Cutterman Olympics. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

Members of Coast Guard Cutter Fir are cheered along by their shipmates during the tug-of-war finals against members of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast at the annual Cutterman Olympics. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

An all-woman team from Coast Guard Cutter Alert helps a shipmate into a survival suit and onto a stretcher during a relay race. The race ends when all five members of the team have been safely carried across the finish line. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

An all-woman team from Coast Guard Cutter Alert helps a shipmate into a survival suit and onto a stretcher during a relay race. The race ends when all five members of the team have been safely carried across the finish line. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley.

Coast Guard All Hands sends out a bravo zulu to the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Fir. Taking on all comers at the 13th U.S. Coast Guard District‘s annual Cutterman Olympics, the crew of Fir lived up to their namesake’s motto “No Bar Too Rough, Too Tough, Too Far” as they swept the competition in a series of events demonstrating teamwork and resilience.

The Cutterman Olympics is a morale event bringing together crews to encourage camraderie and mutual respect amongst the district’s operational units building the relationships necessary for mission success in the challenging waters of the Pacific Northwest. Cutters Alert, Fir and Steadfast and Sector Columbia River fielded teams in this year’s competition. Fir’s crew took the win in all of the events – including heavy-line throwing, chain pulling, the use of a survival suit and the proper use of firefighting equipment as well as a tug-of-war contest.

You can read more about the 2013 District 13 Cutterman Olympics at the Daily Astorian. For more pictures from the competition, check out the official U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest page on Facebook.

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