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Featured Station Mascot: Frisbee Dog First Class Rain of Station Little Creek

Mariners have been taking animal companions to sea for thousands of years, and the Coast Guard has continued this tradition. The Coast Guard has had some mascots as famous as Sinbad, who starred in his own Coast Guard advertising campaign […]


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Make-A-Wish hero saves the weekend

The Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter banked hard, flying around the last reported location of the distressed swimmer. The eyes of the helicopter crew were glued to the water, searching for any sign of splashing or movement. The crew’s newest member, […]


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A forgiving lesson in boating safety

Story and photo by PA3 Peter Hoey After concluding a routine fishing venture June 3, 2014, Adam Gibson headed toward Port Mahon, Delaware. As he steered his 20-foot Sea Ray boat, which he has owned for the past five years, […]


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The Roanoke River Lighthouse

Written by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton, decendent of the Roanoke River Lighthouse’s first lighthouse keeper. The story of the Roanoke River Lighthouse began more than a century and a half ago in 1857, when Secretary of the U.S. Lighthouse Board Thomas […]


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Coast Guardsmen respond to disaster ashore

  The Coast Guardsmen of Station Cape Charles are used to responding to disasters at sea. On July 24 that changed as they scrambled to a scene where only their training, teamwork and devotion to duty could help them respond […]


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The Carolina Cup – Battle of the Borders

  For several months now the Commands of Station Oak Island and Station Georgetown have been talking up a golf challenge!  Mostly this consisted of trash talk, with each unit proclaiming their Carolina based unit was better. I mean, could you […]


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6 Most Common LIES About Alcohol and Boating

It’s finally Friday! Getting ready to go kick back on the boat this weekend? Relax, unwind, invite some friends and have some beers, right? Think twice before you get behind the wheel of a boat while intoxicated, though. Jail time, […]


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Right place, right time

Post written by PA3 Jasmine Mieszala Normally, a search and rescue call on the water is routed through a Coast Guard unit for coordination. No such call was made when a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crew happened upon three kayakers […]


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Five Things All Parents Must Know About Water Safety

I am Petty Officer Tabitha Butierries, a Coast Guard search and rescue coordinator at the Fifth Coast Guard District, but today I’m writing to you as a mother of a toddler and a grade-schooler. I have been involved with Coast […]


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Auxiliarists Support US Coast Guard during Hurricane Arthur

According to Auxiliarist Charles McLeod, “It’s great to be able to step in to a position and have a seamless transition between Active Duty USCG and Auxiliary.” USCG Photo by Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi Article by Auxiliarist Charles McLeod, […]


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