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Ombudsmen: Linking Coast Guard Families Together

When people enlist in the Coast Guard, they must complete eight weeks of basic training. It is during this initial phase of service where they learn the ropes — and knots — of being a member. However, there is no […]


Fireman Shirlanda Charles stands near a 47-foot Motor Life Boat at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham

Enlisting Opportunity

Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Coast Guard Fireman Shirlanda Charles is a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, who began her military service with an uncommon perspective and a unique kind of patriotism. […]


Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you scrambling to find a good gift for your loved ones? Well, we’ve created this great gift guide just to help you out!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you scrambling to find a good gift for your loved ones? Well, we’ve created this great gift guide just to help you out! The Coast Guard prides itself on being always ready and we’re here to […]


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225 Reasons to Love the Coast Guard: Fifty is Nifty!

Every day at 1730 we’re sharing a new reason to love the Coast Guard on our Facebook page. Here’s a quick recap of reasons 26-50 to love the Coast Guard!       There are 175 more reasons to go so […]


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Not your Average Joe

By Auxiliarist Trey Clifton Peer pressure isn’t always a bad thing, especially in the case of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist Joe Safranek. Having previously served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 15 years as well as being a […]


Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Aviles and Capt. John Turner present Frank Spatuzzi with a gift.

Honoring Purple Heart recipients

  Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala   The U.S. Coast Guard has served in every major conflict since 1790, including the War of 1812, the Vietnam War, World War I and World War II. Many people have […]


Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island crewmembers prepare to release sea turtles off the North Carolina coast, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

Cutter Kodiak Island crew shells out support for living marine resources mission

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island out of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and North Carolina Aquariums, helped release another batch of rehabilitated sea turtles Jan. 26 off the North Carolina […]


Nucky standing in front of Coast Guard Station Atlantic City.

Nucky’s Tail

    Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City awake early in the morning to begin their day. The crewmembers wear their uniforms with pride, and maintain regulated grooming standards […]


Teddie Thorogood, chief of resources and planning for the Coast Guard 5th District in Portsmouth, Va., works at her desk Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, to ensure funding for operational Coast Guard units. While Thorogood has long-range oversight of projects like moving Coast Guard sectors, establishing new buildings, recapitalizing facilities and moving personnel billets, her determination and enthusiasm have a positive impact on people. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn)

Civilian employees offer passion, perspective to Coast Guard

Have you ever thought about joining the Coast Guard, but couldn’t get past the thought of suffering through boot camp? Many people don’t realize the Coast Guard employs more than 7,000 women and men who don’t wear a military uniform. […]


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225 Reasons to Love the Coast Guard: The First 25

  Every day at 1730 we’re sharing a new reason to love the Coast Guard on our Facebook page. Here’s a quick recap of the first 25 reasons to love the Coast Guard!   There’s 200 more reasons to go […]


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