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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 — […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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