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Ombudsmen: Linking Coast Guard Families Together

When people enlist in the Coast Guard, they must complete eight weeks of basic training. It is during this initial phase of service where they learn the ropes — and knots — of being a member. However, there is no […]


Fireman Shirlanda Charles stands near a 47-foot Motor Life Boat at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham

Enlisting Opportunity

Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham Coast Guard Fireman Shirlanda Charles is a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, who began her military service with an uncommon perspective and a unique kind of patriotism. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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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