An Auxiliarist Underway – Part I

Auxiliarist Charles McLeod recently departed aboard Coast Guard Cutter LEGARE as part of an unique Coast Guard Auxiliary program that builds a relationship between an Auxiliary member and a cutter crew. He will be sailing with the cutter for their […]

Petty Officer 1st Class Darius Whiteside places a load of invasive English ivy into a garbage bag held by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cecelia Henry during a Coast Guard volunteer event at Paradise Creek Park in Portsmouth, Va., Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. A group of Coast Guardsmen from the 5th District in Portsmouth removed the invasive species as part of volunteer effort led by the Elizabeth River Project. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn

Selfless service

                              by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn People who volunteer improve the lives of others in obvious ways. Recipients of community service efforts gain something […]


Celebrating family in a time of thanks

Story and Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen When you ask a couple how they met, you don’t really expect them to say, “Pole vaulting,” but that’s exactly how Nate and Emma Rhodes became friends. Emma studied Fine […]

BM1 Mako faithfully watches over the crew of Station Elizabeth City.

Featured Station Mascot: Mako Danforth Seastar, guardian of Elizabeth City

  Most people commonly associate the Coast Guard’s presence at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, with our brave aircrews who not only are trained at the Aviation Technical Training Center, but also deploy from the Air Station assisting mariners in distress […]


Celebrating veterans:10th annual Veterans Day breakfast

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala More than 70 years of military service and five wars were represented by 200 attendees during the annual Veterans Day breakfast hosted by Elks Lodge #1044 of Crisfield, Maryland, Tuesday. […]


Flags Across America: Bringing Devotion to Duty to a New Generation

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Charlotte Fritts Bright and early on a crisp November morning, active duty, reserve, and retired Coast Guardsmen and their families gathered atop Coast Guard Hill in Arlington National Cemetery to recognize what Chaplain of the […]


New Jersey Coast Guard ready for colder air, water temps

Story and Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham When a call for help is relayed to a Coast Guard station watchstander, the duty crew must have a response boat launched in less than 30 minutes. Before a Coast […]

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Without a light, but not without a keeper

Story and photos by Coast Guard Auxiliarist Trey Clifton The first American lighthouse was lit on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor in 1716.  In 1939, the Bureau of Lighthouses was transferred to the modern day Coast Guard. Since then, […]

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The Old Coast Guard Station, visage of a bygone age

Along Atlantic Ave, nearly lost in the shade of nearby hotels, the Old Coast Guard Station Museum in Virginia Beach stands watch over the very same stretch of ocean as it did when it was built more than 100 years […]


Haunted Hull: Coast Guard cutter Taney

The Coast Guard cutter Taney shines in all its glory in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as “the last survivor of Pearl Harbor,” but it has a darker story to tell – the ship may still carry souls aboard. The Taney’s story […]

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