Kaitlin Long poses with a sign from the Coast Guard Foundation which begins I can be… and she completed with “an advertising guru,” while standing outside the offices of the Denver Post. Long was a recipient of a Coast Guard Foundation scholarship. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Coastie Kids to College Grads

For the first 18 years of her life Kaitlin Long moved with her family seven times as they followed her father, John Long, a 30-year-veteran who retired as a Coast Guard master chief. For Coast Guard families, moving around can […]

Bertha 'Bertie' Boyd, administrative specialist at the Fifth Coast Guard District.

Chemical Warfare: The Battle of Bertie

By Aux. Trey Clifton It’s a battlefield that spans every corner of the globe, and almost everyone has a loved one who’s fought or died on it.  Contrary to the images of Yorktown, Iwo Jima or Afghanistan conjured up at […]

Petty Officer 2nd Class Dave Froehlich,  a rescue swimmer at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., sews a bag Thursday, Oct. 8. 2015. Rescue swimmers become proficient in sewing at Aviation Survival Technician 'A' School. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef

Rescue Swimmers: Sew Others May Live

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Coast Guard rescue swimmers are infamous for jumping out of helicopters in the most treacherous conditions. They are renowned for going out to sea when no one else would dare — […]

Chyrece Campbell, a Wounded Warrior, underway aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat at Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Md., during a visit Oct. 16, 2015. Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and their family were invited to Ocean City to participate in a four-day trip to thank the veterans for their service and to provide a break from the pain and suffering of their injuries, and their treatment. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin

Warriors on the Waves

When a group of military service members and their families descended on Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Maryland, it marked what hopes to be a recurring event for one doctor working with the wounded, ill, and injured servicemembers. Col. Debra […]

John White climbs up on to the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Sept. 9, 2015. White was a 2nd class petty officer when he became the officer-in-charge of the lighthouse June 8, 1973. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Marin

A Guiding Light

    By Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin – As a young boy, John White recalled seeing signs above water fountains in Charlotte, North Carolina, separating their usage by ‘whites’ and ‘colored’. He doesn’t remember any Caucasian children […]

Pope Francis blesses a baby as he arrives at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen

Protecting the Pope, Protecting the People

Story by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen When the Vatican announced Pope Francis would visit Philadelphia as part of a three-city tour of the United States, the men and women of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay began making preparations for […]

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Indian River participate in a lyle gun demonstration at the Indian River Life-Saving Station in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Saturday, Aug.29, 2015. The station was built in 1876 for use by the United States Life-Saving Service, a government organization created to respond to the alarming number of shipwrecks along the coastlines of the United States.

Preserving History: Indian River Life-Saving Station

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Before the Coast Guard was formed in 1915, the U.S. Life-Saving Service was tasked with life-saving missions. One of the most historic life-saving stations is located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, nestled […]

Coast Guardsmen stationed at Fort McHenry during WWII are pictured entering the star fort in a photo taken for the Baltimore Sun. On May 15, 1942, the War Department leased nearly eight and a half acres of Fort McHenry for the Coast Guard to use as a fire control and port security training facility.

For the safety of ports, ships, and facilities

By Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin After WWII came to American soil, the Port of Baltimore was selected as one of the ports to build emergency cargo ships, or Liberty ships as they later became known. On Feb. […]

Retired Cmdr. Carl R. Smith swears in his daughter, Corrie N. Smith, on Feb. 7, 2013. Cmdr. Smith served more than 20 years in the Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

Family Tradition

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef “I went to Coast Guard boot camp and there was a moment of clarity and everything just clicked,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Corrie N. Smith. “Standing in the cold in my […]

Chief Warrant Officer Aaron Studie climbs a Jacob's ladder to perform a vessel inspection. Marine inspectors board boats in dry dock, moored at a pier, anchored and in rare occasions while underway. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Darryl W. Bradshaw)

Clean, Reliable and Safe

By Petty Officer 2nd Class David Marin Inspections guaranty the fulfillment of a required specification. Some, like skydiving, are easily seen as a necessity for safe operation and safety of the consumer. So do you think to look for an […]

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