Chief Petty Officer Nick Scheck stands in front of Coast Guard Recruiting Office Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Atlantic City’s Recruiter In Charge

Story and photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen The decision to enlist in the Coast Guard can be a big deal in a person’s life, and the process of joining should not be taken lightly. The Coast Guard […]


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Celebrating family in a time of thanks

Story and Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen When you ask a couple how they met, you don’t really expect them to say, “Pole vaulting,” but that’s exactly how Nate and Emma Rhodes became friends. Emma studied Fine […]


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Celebrating veterans:10th annual Veterans Day breakfast

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala More than 70 years of military service and five wars were represented by 200 attendees during the annual Veterans Day breakfast hosted by Elks Lodge #1044 of Crisfield, Maryland, Tuesday. […]


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The star-spangled buoy

Post written by PA1 Pamela J. Boehland The stars and stripes of the American flag are painted on the “Francis Scott Key” buoy, which is now bobbing up and down in the Patapsco River. It marks the spot, where 200 […]


Coast Guard Auxiliarists set up informational displays on various boating-safety topics during the second annual Coast Guard Station Annapolis open house in Annapolis, Md., May 10, 2014. Coast Guard Auxiliarists from Flotilla 23-1 in Annapolis educated community members on the importance utilizing marine radios while underway, wearing properly fitted life jackets and filing float plans during the open house event. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi.

Come rain or shine.

  Post written by PA2 Matt Masaschi The threat of the forecasted inclement weather didn’t stop the approximately 500 guests from visiting Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Maryland, for their 2nd annual open house May 10. The open house organizers hoped […]


Petty Officer 1st Class Louis Keating, a member at Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, N.C., is shown sitting inside the cabin of a 47-foot Motor Life Boat at the station, Monday, March 18, 2014. Surfman are the most highly trained boat drivers in the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill

Following historic footsteps to modern tradition, Coast Guardsman joins ranks of time-honored boating community

Post written by PA1 Brandyn Hill On the brisk spring morning, three petty officers got into a vehicle and only two of them knew where they were headed. The junior petty officer had confidence in his supervisors, but had no […]


Coast Guardsmen welcome 107-year-old Army veteran Richard Overton (center) to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 2013. The Coast Guardsmen pictured are, left to right, Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Osetek (holding Alexander Osetek), Lt. Jennifer Osetek, Lt. Tara Collins (in her Arlington Police Department uniform), Capt. James O'Keefe, Senior Chief Petty Officer Dexter Hall, and Lt. Byron Dixon. Also pictured are Honor Flight volunteers, military escorts and Overton’s guest, Earlene Love-Karo, who is seen to the right of Overton. U.S.Coast Guard photo

Coast Guardsmen welcome oldest known living WWII veteran to DC

Post written by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando Coast Guardsmen, including reservists from Sector Baltimore, welcomed an American hero to Washington D.C. – the oldest known living World War II veteran, 107-year-old Richard Overton. Overton was visiting Washington for Veterans Day and […]


Six-year-old Alina (left) and five-year-old Lilly receive a gift from Santa Claus, at the children's Christmas party at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Dec. 14, 2013. The party, organized by the Greater Baltimore Area Coast Guard Spouse Association, focused on giving back to the community, with volunteers accepting donations of canned goods and baby items, and children making decorations for wounded warriors, and writing letters to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando

Coast Guard families attend Christmas party, give back to community

Post written by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando Coast Guard families, with delighted children in tow, attended a special Christmas party at Sector Baltimore to share in the holiday fun and give back to the community. As festive music played in the […]


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Coast Guard Point Guard

By Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen, Public Affairs Detachment Atlantic City, N.J.  Marquel Delancey had a different kind of Thanksgiving this year. Although the meal was traditional, he was enjoying it 3,800 miles away from his home. It was […]


World War II veterans who served on the Coast Guard Cutter Taney participate in the memorial ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii held aboard the Taney moored in Baltimore, Dec. 7, 2013. The Taney is the last United States vessel still afloat that had been involved with the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew S. Masaschi

Coast Guard Cutter Taney hosts Pearl Harbor memorial ceremony

Post written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matt Masaschi Cool winds whipped across the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Taney as it sat moored along Pier 5 in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on the morning of Dec. 7, 2013. As […]


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