WILMINGTON, N.C. – Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Hoover and Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Byan, members of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, install new light-emitting diode outdoor lighting at the sector Aug. 16, 2011. The sector implemented the project to upgrade to more energy efficient lighting in order to save more than $25,000 a year in reduced energy and maintenance costs. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina going green

    Post written by Capt. Anthony Popiel. In November 2010, Coast Guard Office of Civil Engineering solicited proposals for low cost energy conservation projects to compete for funding from the fiscal year 2011 Facility Energy Efficiency Fund.  Members of […]


Petty Officer 1st Class David Browne, the executive petty officer of Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Cape May, speaks with children from the Harbor Explorers summer program at the Cape May Nature Center Aug. 2, 2011. The nature center's program director invited the Coast Guard members for their career week.

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Cape May volunteers in the community

Photos and post by Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystalynn A. Kneen.  Since Coast Guard members live and work in the community, it is important for them to volunteer and help any way they can. One block from Coast Guard […]


PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Lt. Cmdr. Dave Obermeier, a facilities engineer from Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, adds water to the bioreactor composter at the base galley, April 25, 2011. The bioreactor, which feeds nutrients to a garden behind the galley, is part of their green initiatives aimed at increasing sustainability and use of renewable energy. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Marin.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Portsmouth, Va.

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Marin, public affairs specialist. Since the early 1980s members of Coast Guard Base Support Unit Portsmouth have been pushing to lessen their fuel and energy consumption by implementing a series of projects aimed […]


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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill – March 24, 1989

On March 24, 1989, the single-hull tanker EXXON VALDEZ was departing the Port of Valdez, Alaska will a full load of North Slope crude oil (approximately 1.26 million barrels) destined for Long Beach when it grounded on Bligh Reef in […]


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