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6 Most Common LIES About Alcohol and Boating

It’s finally Friday! Getting ready to go kick back on the boat this weekend? Relax, unwind, invite some friends and have some beers, right? Think twice before you get behind the wheel of a boat while intoxicated, though. Jail time, […]


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Right place, right time

Post written by PA3 Jasmine Mieszala Normally, a search and rescue call on the water is routed through a Coast Guard unit for coordination. No such call was made when a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crew happened upon three kayakers […]


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Five Things All Parents Must Know About Water Safety

I am Petty Officer Tabitha Butierries, a Coast Guard search and rescue coordinator at the Fifth Coast Guard District, but today I’m writing to you as a mother of a toddler and a grade-schooler. I have been involved with Coast […]


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Auxiliarists Support US Coast Guard during Hurricane Arthur

According to Auxiliarist Charles McLeod, “It’s great to be able to step in to a position and have a seamless transition between Active Duty USCG and Auxiliary.” USCG Photo by Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi Article by Auxiliarist Charles McLeod, […]


Capt. John O'Malley reflects on his D-Day experiences, Friday, June 6, 2014.

70 years later: A Coast Guardsman reflects

Capt. John O’Malley, retired, rests in a suit in his chair at the Churchland House retirement home in Portsmouth, Va.  On his door hangs a sign with just two words: The Captain.  He is a vibrant man that speaks passionately about the Coast Guard.  Coast Guard […]


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The star-spangled buoy

Post written by PA1 Pamela J. Boehland The stars and stripes of the American flag are painted on the “Francis Scott Key” buoy, which is now bobbing up and down in the Patapsco River. It marks the spot, where 200 […]


Coast Guard Auxiliarists set up informational displays on various boating-safety topics during the second annual Coast Guard Station Annapolis open house in Annapolis, Md., May 10, 2014. Coast Guard Auxiliarists from Flotilla 23-1 in Annapolis educated community members on the importance utilizing marine radios while underway, wearing properly fitted life jackets and filing float plans during the open house event. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi.

Come rain or shine.

  Post written by PA2 Matt Masaschi The threat of the forecasted inclement weather didn’t stop the approximately 500 guests from visiting Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Maryland, for their 2nd annual open house May 10. The open house organizers hoped […]


Petty Officer 1st Class Louis Keating, a member at Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, N.C., is shown sitting inside the cabin of a 47-foot Motor Life Boat at the station, Monday, March 18, 2014. Surfman are the most highly trained boat drivers in the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill

Following historic footsteps to modern tradition, Coast Guardsman joins ranks of time-honored boating community

Post written by PA1 Brandyn Hill On the brisk spring morning, three petty officers got into a vehicle and only two of them knew where they were headed. The junior petty officer had confidence in his supervisors, but had no […]


Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Martin Misjuns scores a target that qualified at the gun range at Fort Meade, Md., Sept. 15, 2013. Coast Guardsmen needed a score of 114 out of 150 to qualify on the Basic Pistol Marksmanship Course. Coast Guardsmen, most of them reservists with Sector Baltimore's Vessel Boarding Security Team, came out to the range to complete their semi-annual weapons qualifications, a critical part of maintaining readiness. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando

Semper Paratus: Reservists stay qualified to answer the nation’s call

Story and photos by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando Sector Baltimore reservists took their spots at the gun range at Fort Meade, Md., on a sunny Sunday morning in September, intently focused on the target in front of them. “Is the line […]


Coast Guardsmen welcome 107-year-old Army veteran Richard Overton (center) to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 2013. The Coast Guardsmen pictured are, left to right, Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Osetek (holding Alexander Osetek), Lt. Jennifer Osetek, Lt. Tara Collins (in her Arlington Police Department uniform), Capt. James O'Keefe, Senior Chief Petty Officer Dexter Hall, and Lt. Byron Dixon. Also pictured are Honor Flight volunteers, military escorts and Overton’s guest, Earlene Love-Karo, who is seen to the right of Overton. U.S.Coast Guard photo

Coast Guardsmen welcome oldest known living WWII veteran to DC

Post written by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando Coast Guardsmen, including reservists from Sector Baltimore, welcomed an American hero to Washington D.C. – the oldest known living World War II veteran, 107-year-old Richard Overton. Overton was visiting Washington for Veterans Day and […]


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