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 […]


Haunted Hull: Coast Guard cutter Taney

The Coast Guard cutter Taney shines in all its glory in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as “the last survivor of Pearl Harbor,” but it has a darker story to tell – the ship may still carry souls aboard. The Taney’s story […]

Francis Scott Key buoy drop

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Official party at disestablishment ceremony

Coast Guard holds disestablishment ceremony for 20-year-old units

Story and photos by Chief Warrant Officer Lois A. Bonner On June 20, a disestablishment ceremony was held aboard Coast Guard Base Portsmouth in order to observe a milestone transition and celebrate the distinguished histories of two decade-old units.  Unifying […]

Capt. Anthony Popiel is pictured here speaking at the relighting ceremony for the Bodie Island Lighthouse Station, April 18, 2013. The Bodie Island Lighthouse had been unlit for the past three years while undergoing repairs and restoration. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

History burns bright at Bodie Island

Post written by PA3 David Weydert The light at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Station once again pierces the darkness of the Atlantic Ocean, April 18, 2013, after three years of being extinguished when the lighthouse underwent repairs and restoration. At […]

Crew members of the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge and local residents are shown here at the grave site of Richard Etheridge in Manteo, N.C., Dec. 4, 2012.  The crew was welcomed to the Outer Banks to visit the final resting place of Richard Etheridge, a hero of the Coast Guard, and namesake of their cutter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert

A new cutter with a legacy to fill

 Post written by PA3 David Weydert On a warm December day, in Manteo, N.C., on Roanoke Island, the men and women of the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge stepped onto historic grounds. The Coast Guard men and women are greeted […]

Semper Paratus

Written by Cmdr. Rick Wester Saturday was the U.S. Coast Guard’s 222nd birthday, and marked the date on which the Tariff Act of 1790 authorized, at the suggestion of Alexander Hamilton, the building of ten cutters to assist in the collection […]

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