Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Cinquegrana, an operations specialist at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, stands the mid-watch in the sector command center Friday, May 15, 2015. During his shift, Cinquegrana and his fellow watchstanders coordinated search efforts for an overdue fisherman. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen

Standing The Mid-Watch

Story and photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen The sound of radio chatter filled the air, coming from marine frequencies and police scanners. The nonstop clicking of computer keys occasionally became more noticeable than the constant conversation of […]

In this photo illustration, Julian Romero poses by a display for the Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla. Julian Romero volunteered for the Auxiliary in Puerto Rico since the age of 17 until his 20th birthday, when he was murdered during a robbery. (U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration by Petty Officer David R. Marin) (This image was manipulated by cutting and pasting the logo to line up with the subject. Then the image was cropped)

In Honor of my Son

Mourning father carries on son’s legacy Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Marin Julian Romero had an interest in law and its enforcement. He had completed a year at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy hoping to one day become an […]


Volunteer for life

Military service is often connected to volunteerism, and the nation’s smallest armed service, the U.S. Coast Guard, relies on an even smaller subset of volunteers known as the Coast Guard Auxiliary. One of those volunteers is Charles “Chuck” Mullen, a […]

Petty Officer 3rd Class Martha Viloria poses in a family photo with her husband Mario, daughter Arya and son Amani. Photo courtesy of Petty Officer 3rd Class Martha Viloria.

Overcoming challenges as a Coast Guard mother

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala One challenge many people in the Coast Guard face is finding a good work-life balance, and finding that balance can be especially difficult for mothers. Long deployments, difficulty finding affordable child care […]

The Coast Guard Sector Baltimore command poses for a photo.

Coast Guard Sector Baltimore holds annual Industry Day

Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Baltimore held the annual, port-wide Industry Day at the Baltimore cruise ship terminal Wednesday. The Industry Day is an event where the Coast Guard, federal agencies, vessel operators, facility operators, Association of Maryland Pilots, Baltimore […]

Members of the armed forces render honors to Fort McHenry on a transit into Baltimore.

Salute to armed forces for Public Service Recognition Week, Armed Forces Day

By PA3 Lisa Ferdinando The men and women of the United States armed forces serve the nation with distinction and honor, making tremendous sacrifices for the freedom and protection of this great country. They are recognized in May for National […]


Model man of Belhaven

Model man of Belhaven Model vessel craftsman inspires others with passion for art By Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn On a sunny April afternoon, in a town where the Pantego Creek meets the Pungo River, just northwest of the […]

Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam and Stephanie Kerley, yeomen at Training Center Cape May, N.J., pose for a picture. Yeomen provide customer serice to personnel ranging from pay and benefits to travel and transportation. (Photo provided by the Kerley family)

Meet the Kerleys

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef     Pay and personnel record keeping. Travel and transportation entitlements. Awards. Workforce administration. While much of the attention on the Coast Guard is often focused on rescue operations, a group of […]

Virginia stands ready following 2015 Search and Rescue Forum

Public safety personnel train for greater good; Virginia stands ready following 2015 Search and Rescue Forum

Story by Trey Clifton U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Lt. Jim Brendel U.S. Coast Guard It’s the first week in March 2015. Snow and ice are still on the ground and the majority of Hampton Roads residents were staying indoors […]

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Boating Tips from a Seasoned Pro

By Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen, PADET Atlantic City If you live in the Mid-Atlantic region, chances are you’ve been frustrated with the weather this past winter. Then it snowed … on the first day of spring! Now temperatures […]

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