Thanksgiving with Coast Guard Station Annapolis

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala The autumn air was crisp. Laughter grew louder as the sound of shuffling feet approached. The aromas of turkey and stuffing filled the air. It was Thanksgiving Day, it was […]


Recipes from the fleet: Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 12 eggs 1/2 cup mayonnaise 4 slices bacon 2 tablespoons finely sliced sharp cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon mustard Directions: 1. Place eggs in a saucepan, and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from […]


Recipes from the fleet: Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Ingredients: 2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts 7 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples 1 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter Directions: 1. Preheat oven […]

Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Foutz poses with his sweet potatoe and apple casserole.

Recipes from the Fleet: Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

Ingredients: 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 large cooking apples – peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 inch rings 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup […]

Kaitlin Long poses with a sign from the Coast Guard Foundation which begins I can be… and she completed with “an advertising guru,” while standing outside the offices of the Denver Post. Long was a recipient of a Coast Guard Foundation scholarship. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Coastie Kids to College Grads

For the first 18 years of her life Kaitlin Long moved with her family seven times as they followed her father, John Long, a 30-year-veteran who retired as a Coast Guard master chief. For Coast Guard families, moving around can […]

Striper season

Hook up with a striped bass

A cluster of small boats gather toward the end of an ebb tide on a dreary November evening in Norfolk, Virginia. Fishermen, clad in rain slickers, cast their lines toward pilings and retrieve them in silence. There’s no chatter among […]

Bertha 'Bertie' Boyd, administrative specialist at the Fifth Coast Guard District.

Chemical Warfare: The Battle of Bertie

By Aux. Trey Clifton It’s a battlefield that spans every corner of the globe, and almost everyone has a loved one who’s fought or died on it.  Contrary to the images of Yorktown, Iwo Jima or Afghanistan conjured up at […]

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse stands watch in the heart of Corolla, North Carolina. For over a century the lighthouse has guided mariners across the sea to safety.  U.S. Coast Guard Composite Photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup.

Dark Shadows: The tale of the North Room

In the darkest of nights, the men and women of the U.S. Lighthouse Service kept a taut watch over their lighthouses. Formed in 1789, members of the service worked to tirelessly tend the flame. Successfully doing so meant a ship […]

Petty Officer 2nd Class Dave Froehlich,  a rescue swimmer at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., sews a bag Thursday, Oct. 8. 2015. Rescue swimmers become proficient in sewing at Aviation Survival Technician 'A' School. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef

Rescue Swimmers: Sew Others May Live

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Coast Guard rescue swimmers are infamous for jumping out of helicopters in the most treacherous conditions. They are renowned for going out to sea when no one else would dare — […]

Chyrece Campbell, a Wounded Warrior, underway aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat at Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Md., during a visit Oct. 16, 2015. Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and their family were invited to Ocean City to participate in a four-day trip to thank the veterans for their service and to provide a break from the pain and suffering of their injuries, and their treatment. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin

Warriors on the Waves

When a group of military service members and their families descended on Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Maryland, it marked what hopes to be a recurring event for one doctor working with the wounded, ill, and injured servicemembers. Col. Debra […]

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