Best Practices for a Safe Day on the Bay: Lessons from a Coast Guard Patrol Boat Captain

This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of the Chesapeake Bay Magazine. By Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Janaro, USCG As a U.S. Coast Guard officer and recreational boater, I have experienced the highs and lows of extensive time at […]


It’s an MK life for me

To close out our week we sat down with Chief Petty Officer Brian Smith, a chief machinery technician, and got his 21-year take on the world of MKs. He talked about some of the different MK jobs, training they receive, […]


Top Honors for Team Coast Guard!

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup It was a proud day for the men and women that keep the Coast Guard flying. Two Coast Guard teams participated in the 2017 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) presented by Snap-on: The U.S. Coast […]


Neighbors In Blue

By Aux. James D. Charlet It is likely that a lot of Hatteras residents went to bed Saturday night, Oct. 8, 2016, comforted by the prediction that Hurricane Matthew would persist on its northern trajectory and go out to sea. […]


6 reasons it’s awesome to be a woman in the Coast Guard

written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala   1. Women have been serving the Coast Guard for a really, REALLY long time. Our roots in the Coast Guard can be traced back all the way to the Revenue Cutter […]


Rosie the Right Whale

Hi there! My name is Rosie. Do you know what I love to do? If you said swimming in the ocean, you’re right! Every year I travel from the north to the south and back again. It’s what I do. […]


Patrolling the Waterways

Coast Guard stands watch during State of Union address Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando | As President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Tuesday during his State of the Union address, Coast Guardsmen joined state and federal agencies to […]


An old tradition for a new crew

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala Imagine being underway. Not seeing land in weeks, and probably not seeing it again for a few more. The maintenance is done. All the cleaning is done, and one would go insane […]


Hurry Up and Wait

What I learned from my first experience using Space Available travel By Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin | Looking out onto the different cumulus, cirrus, and stratus clouds I can’t help but chuckle at my luck. Never did […]


“I’ll be home for Christmas”

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup Every year, families wake from their beds and go to their Christmas trees to see what Santa has brought them. It could be a new video game, the latest gadget or perhaps […]


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