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 […]

Master Chief Petty Officer William Hollandsworth, officer in charge of the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Mako, homeported in Cape May, N.J., stands near the Mako, which is moored to a pier in Cape May Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Honor, respect and dependents on duty

  Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Riley and Chris Hollandsworth are getting ready for significant life changes — Riley is preparing herself to move away for college and Chris is preparing to become the man of the house. […]


100 Reasons to Love the Coast Guard!

  Love the Coast Guard? We sure do! Here’s 100 reasons on why everyone should love the Coast Guard! There’s 125 more reasons to go, so we hope you’ll join us on Facebook each day at 1730 to learn the […]

A Coast Guard member passes by the plaque dedicated to Lt. Jack Rittichier.

Overlooked Service

Every day, dozens of military members, retirees and family members hurriedly pass through the doors of the administration building at the Coast Guard base in Portsmouth, Virginia. For most of these individuals, their goal is simply to obtain an updated […]

The Revenue Cutter Naugatuck

The Coast Guard’s Ironclad

  By Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert 5th District Public Affairs   May 15, 1862 The roar of cannon fire fills the air as a pall of gun smoke drifts across the James River, eight miles south of Richmond, […]

A gun battery at Drewery's Bluff overlooking the James River.

A Letter from the Commander of the Naugatuck

  The following letter is taken verbatim from a news clipping that was originally printed by the New York Evening Post, May 23, 1862 The Gunboat Fight on the James River. The following private letter from Lieutenant Constable, commander of the […]

Lt. Cmdr. Kerry Karwan poses for a photo at the Old Coast Guard Station museum in Virginia Beach, Va. Karwan donated two of her uniforms for an exhibit featuring women in the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala

Celebrating women’s history in the Coast Guard

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala “I’ll give you the clothes off my back.” It is a saying of generosity and altruism, but for one woman, it has a different meaning. Though she’s not literally giving […]


100 years and Ticking

Written by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton They were dubbed the greatest generation, and after spending an hour or so with Linwood Thumm, known more affectionately as “Tick,” it’s easy to understand why. Two weeks shy of his 100th birthday, his recollection […]

Noreen Nigota with her Coast Guard oar in her Point Pleasant Beach home Feb. 21, 2015.

Neighboring Patriotism

By Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef, Public Affairs Detachment Atlantic City The Coast Guard racing stripe is a globally recognized symbol upon the high seas, internal waterways and local communities. The racing stripe can also be found in rural […]

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