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. […]


Star Spangled Spectacular Press Conference

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 […]


Petty Officer 1st Class Danielle Wnek

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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New Jersey Coast Guard ready for colder air, water temps

Story and Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham When a call for help is relayed to a Coast Guard station watchstander, the duty crew must have a response boat launched in less than 30 minutes. Before a Coast […]


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 […]


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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 […]


Part-time Coast Guardsman, full-time lifesaver

Part-time Coast Guardsman, full-time lifesaver

  Post written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham and Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen Coast Guard reservists are required to serve one weekend a month and two weeks a year. One New Jersey-based reservist is devoted to […]


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Coast Guard member recognized as Service Member of the Month in NC

 Written by Lt. J. Sieker of Special Missions Training Center Petty Officer Second Class Kristine Phillips, a yeoman at Special Missions Training Center in Camp LeJune, N.C. and native of Poway, Calif., was recognized Aug. 19, as the Greater Jacksonville […]


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