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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. […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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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 […]


Petty Officer 3rd Class Elizabeth Murry, a boatswain's mate at Aids to Navigation Team Baltimore, poses with the travel mug she tied a turk's head on to. (US Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Marin)

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 […]


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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 […]


Petty Officer 1st Class Roger Sharp sits down with his wife, Kristen, to enjoy some time home Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Sharp has been aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable for the past holiday seasons and was glad to have some time home later during Christmas. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup)

“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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Phoenix rising

The U.S. Coast Guard will finally be represented in the Smithsonian air and space collection by PA2 Nate Littlejohn Human flight is inherently amazing. For people looking to satisfy their wonder, or to simply bask in astonishment at accomplishments in […]


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Setting Buoys and Examples

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Uniformity is widespread in the Coast Guard. From training techniques, to the members themselves, it’s often difficult to determine one individual from another when gazing through a sea of blue […]


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Shipmate For Life

By Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen | A Nautical Soul Mr. Sam is many things. He’s forever a Coast Guard chief, a cutterman by trade and a chief warrant officer by choice, but above all he’s a shipmate for life. […]


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