New Coast Guard admiral to lead the Mid-Atlantic

Often the Coast Guard is defined by its actions and reputation as one of the world’s premiere maritime lifesaving and law enforcement agencies, and the Coast Guard’s 5th District has a new leader for the rescuers and guardians in the […]


Small cutter, large mission: Coast Guard Cutter Chock

The Coast Guard Cutter Chock, with its brawny appearance, polished black hull, the ability to shatter up to 18-inches of ice and tow approximately 300 gross-tons, has undoubtedly earned it the fitting nickname “Bull of the Bay.” The Chock was […]


Hoax calls affect us all

“This is the fishing vessel Sol e Mar. This is a mayday, we’re sinking, we need help now!” were some of the last words of 19-year-old Billy Hokanson, as the fishing boat that he and his father, William was on […]


Keep cool with the International Ice Patrol!

Story and photos by PA1 Nate Littlejohn On a gloomy Nova Scotia afternoon April 4, 2018, a small group gathered in Halifax’s Fairview Lawn Cemetery to remember the 1,503 lives lost in the sinking of the Titanic. The remains of […]


5 Rip Current Safety Tips You Need to Know

Rip currents – often incorrectly dubbed “rip tides” or “undertows” – are strong, narrow currents of water that move quickly away from the shore, especially along the coasts of oceans, seas, large lakes, or wherever there are breaking waves. When […]


Serving others through Salute to Life bone marrow registry

  Story and photos by PA3 Corrie Smith The village of Hatteras is a tight-knit Outer Banks community. The type that when bad news hits, it affects everyone. When one of the members of the community, Coast Guard Auxiliarist, friend […]


Coast Guard assets from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Philadelphia enforce a safety zone for the parade of sail for Sail Philadelphia 2018 as tall ships from around the world transit the Delaware River in Philadelphia, May 24, 2018. Ships will be docked along the Delaware River Waterfront from Market Street to the end of the Penn’s Landing Marina. Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef

Sail Philadelphia 2018

Photo story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef Weeks of planning and preparation come to fruition as members of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay prepared for the arrival of this year’s tall ships. Cannons boomed and spectators cheered as tall ships from […]


Choose your rate, choose your fate

Story and photos by SN Shannon Kearney Have you ever seen those commercials on TV where the main character is standing still and everyone around them is moving around them in a blur? Almost like time was standing still but […]


Reserves at the ready

At the mouth of the Delaware River Bay is a Coast Guard station which is uniquely being manned by an all-reserve crew to help their active duty members who usually staff the station during the summer months. Station Roosevelt Inlet […]


SN Gomez, Station Washington

Category 5 lifestyle

(See this story on Adobe Spark) Visiting a Coast Guard boat station in Washington, D.C., you will find an extraordinary man with an extraordinary entrance into the American military. The young, Spanish-speaking Puerto Rican is marked with humble determination as […]


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