Master Chief Kilbourne practices frisbee tossing with Rain.

Featured Station Mascot: Frisbee Dog First Class Rain of Station Little Creek

Mariners have been taking animal companions to sea for thousands of years, and the Coast Guard has continued this tradition. The Coast Guard has had some mascots as famous as Sinbad, who starred in his own Coast Guard advertising campaign […]

Twelve Coast Guard members are shown in a group photo at the finish line of the Colonial 200 Relay Race, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. The relay race started began in Charlottesville, Va., and ended in Williamsburg, Va.

Coast Guard team participates in Colonial 200 Relay Race in Va.

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Spence For the third consecutive year, an all Coast Guard team, the Shallow Water Runners, consisting of 12 runners from three Hampton Roads area units (Training Center Yorktown, Sector Hampton Roads and The National […]


North Carolina town honors fallen Coast Guardsman

On May 4th, more than 100 people braved the wet and dismal weather of Emerald Island, N.C., to honor Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III, a Coast Guard hero. Horne tragically lost his life in the line of duty […]

Community members join members of the Coast Guard to clean up the Barnegat Bay watershed.

Coast Guard, local agencies, community participate in Barnegat Bay Blitz

Post and photos by Public Affairs Detachment Atlantic City, N.J.   Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, N.J., participated in the Barnegat Bay Blitz watershed-wide cleanup May 9, 2012 near Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on Long Beach Island, N.J. […]

A magnet is charged by the prototype magnet recondition system created by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Lawrence.

Coast Guardsman uses ingenuity to boost efficiency

Post written by Pety Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg. The Coast Guard uses many devices to execute their mission to assist mariners in identifying dangerous waters during fair and foul weather conditions. The FA-232 foghorn is one of these devices. […]

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Historical Ships Company participate in a War of 1812 event.

Commemorating the War of 1812 two centuries later

    Post written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn. Two centuries ago the War of 1812 took place ultimately forever changing naval warfare globally. To commemorate the War of 1812 and educate people across the United States the […]

JOINT BASE ANDREWS NAVAL FACILITY, Md.  Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Colston, a yeoman at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, poses for a photo after receiving the Airman Leadership Award at the Donald L. Harlow Airman Leadership School at Andrews Air Force Base, Feb. 9, 2012. Colston is the 12th Coast Guard graduate of the school and the first Coast Guard graduate to win the award at Andrews Air Force Base. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Bill Putnam.

Coast Guardsman receives Airman Leadership School Commandant’s Award at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

Post written by Senior Chief Petty Officer by Bill Putnam. On the evening of Feb. 9, 2012, Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole M. Colston, a yeoman at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, graduated from the Donald L. Harlow Airman […]

PHILADELPHIA − Capt. Meredith Austin, commander of Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, is shown with James Konopka and Nick Mead, students from the Episcopal Academy in Newton Square, Pa., after they were presented a good Samaritan certificate here Feb. 15, 2012. The students received the certificates for rescuing two fellow competitors during the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta rowing race Oct. 30, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Veronica Smith.

Students receive good Samaritan certificates in Philadelphia

Post by Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia. Two students from Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pa., set out to accomplish a goal during their Under-17 doubles race at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta Oct. 30, 2011, but […]

WASHINGTON, N.C. - The vessel Belle, an 85-foot small passenger vessel that conducts dinner cruises on the Pamlico River here is shown resting on a dock Aug. 29, 2011. The vessel was displaced after Hurricane Irene struck the North Carolina coast. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Belle of Washington clears Coast Guard inspection, back in service after Hurricane Irene setback

Post written by Lt. Christopher Martin Hurricane Irene struck the North Carolina coast in August 2011 and destroyed more than 300 aids to navigation, damaged several vessels and shut down both of the state’s major ports. The most memorable vessel […]

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Highlights are shown of what Coast Guard 5th District personnel have accomplished in 2011, Dec. 31, 2011. The 5th District is made up of 10,300 people through its 156,000 square mile area of responsibility. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert.

Highlights of 2011

Post written by PA1 Brandyn Hill As 2011 comes to an end, we welcome in a new year by looking at what Coast Guard personnel in the mid-Atlantic region have accomplished in the last 365 days. The 5th Coast Guard […]

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