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 […]


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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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Trackside to seaside

Trackside to seaside Pit stops prepare former NASCAR jackman for U.S. Coast Guard by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn Ever wonder what it’s like to respond to a distress call as a member of a Coast Guard boat crew, […]


Semeccent re-installs an air filter cover for SFO Eastern Shore's travel ist with MK3 John Christiansen.

International Engagement on the Eastern Shore

Coast Guard Sector Field Office (SFO) Eastern Shore recently hosted a member of the Haitian Coast Guard for an on-the-job training experience following the completion of Machinery Technician “A” School at Training Center Yorktown, Virginia. While working for the SFO, […]


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225 Reasons to Love the Coast Guard: Sensational 75

Every day at 1730 we’re sharing a new reason to love the Coast Guard on our Facebook page. Here’s a quick recap of reasons 51-75 to love the Coast Guard!   There are 125 more reasons to go so we […]


Senior Chief Petty Officer Corbin Ross, officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Annapolis, poses for a photo in Annapolis, Md., Feb. 26, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala

Taking charge

  Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin Rough weather, fatigue, hunger, long hours; these are all conditions Coast Guard service members know well. It is ultimately the responsibility of one person to train, prepare and lead the […]


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Ombudsmen: Linking Coast Guard Families Together

When people enlist in the Coast Guard, they must complete eight weeks of basic training. It is during this initial phase of service where they learn the ropes — and knots — of being a member. However, there is no […]


Fireman Shirlanda Charles stands near a 47-foot Motor Life Boat at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham

Enlisting Opportunity

Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Coast Guard Fireman Shirlanda Charles is a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, who began her military service with an uncommon perspective and a unique kind of patriotism. […]


Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you scrambling to find a good gift for your loved ones? Well, we’ve created this great gift guide just to help you out!

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you scrambling to find a good gift for your loved ones? Well, we’ve created this great gift guide just to help you out! The Coast Guard prides itself on being always ready and we’re here to […]


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