Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island crewmembers prepare to release sea turtles off the North Carolina coast, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

Cutter Kodiak Island crew shells out support for living marine resources mission

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island out of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and North Carolina Aquariums, helped release another batch of rehabilitated sea turtles Jan. 26 off the North Carolina […]


Nucky standing in front of Coast Guard Station Atlantic City.

Nucky’s Tail

    Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City awake early in the morning to begin their day. The crewmembers wear their uniforms with pride, and maintain regulated grooming standards […]


Teddie Thorogood, chief of resources and planning for the Coast Guard 5th District in Portsmouth, Va., works at her desk Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, to ensure funding for operational Coast Guard units. While Thorogood has long-range oversight of projects like moving Coast Guard sectors, establishing new buildings, recapitalizing facilities and moving personnel billets, her determination and enthusiasm have a positive impact on people. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn)

Civilian employees offer passion, perspective to Coast Guard

Have you ever thought about joining the Coast Guard, but couldn’t get past the thought of suffering through boot camp? Many people don’t realize the Coast Guard employs more than 7,000 women and men who don’t wear a military uniform. […]


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225 Reasons to Love the Coast Guard: The First 25

  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 the first 25 reasons to love the Coast Guard!   There’s 200 more reasons to go […]


Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala speaks to a reporter from WJZ during a joint response to a report of a boat fire at Henderson’s Wharf Marina in Baltimore,  Monday, November 3, 2014. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report at approximately 3:30 a.m., stating a boat in Belts Wharf Landing Yacht Club caught fire and drifted across the harbor into Henderson’s Wharf Marina. The boat hit a second boat, which also caught fire. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin

How the hero next door gets their story told

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Marin You turn on your television and there it is, that racing stripe, and the servicemembers in blue – the Coast Guard is on the news again. Although it isn’t always obvious to […]


Members of all the U.S. military services participate during the opening ceremony during the NHL’s Winter Classic at Nationals Park in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. The U.S. Army Choir and U.S. Army Band performed the national anthem while service members representing each service stood behind them. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin)

Happy New Year! Coast Guard rings in 2015 at NHL game

By PA3 Lisa Ferdinando Under a bright sky on the first day of 2015, Coast Guardsmen proudly represented the service at a National Hockey League game by rendering honors to the nation as tens of thousands of sports fans cheered […]


Capstan ice breaking

Bracing for Winter

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen All the leaves have fallen. Nature’s autumnal palette of vibrant colors has faded away. The water’s surface will slowly turn to ice. The Coast Guard stands ready to break it. The artery […]


Rosie stands watch with one of her Christmas presents from the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Featured Station Mascot: Rosie, a Commandant’s gift

Less than 10 years ago, damage control Petty Officer 1st Class Bear proudly stood the watch at Coast Guard Station Annapolis. The crew was fond of their mascot, a chocolate lab, who had become their loyal companion for more than […]


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The Most Important Resolutions are the Toughest

  Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin It’s that time of year again. A time to reflect on what happened the previous year and what to improve on in the upcoming one. It’s a time to start […]


Petty Officer 1st Class Danielle Wnek

Giving back for bright futures

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Petty Officer 1st Class Danielle Wnek, a crewmember at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, attended 13 schools before graduating high school in 2000. Wnek was born in Cleveland, where […]


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