Kaitlin Long poses with a sign from the Coast Guard Foundation which begins I can be… and she completed with “an advertising guru,” while standing outside the offices of the Denver Post. Long was a recipient of a Coast Guard Foundation scholarship. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Coastie Kids to College Grads

For the first 18 years of her life Kaitlin Long moved with her family seven times as they followed her father, John Long, a 30-year-veteran who retired as a Coast Guard master chief. For Coast Guard families, moving around can […]

Bertha 'Bertie' Boyd, administrative specialist at the Fifth Coast Guard District.

Chemical Warfare: The Battle of Bertie

By Aux. Trey Clifton It’s a battlefield that spans every corner of the globe, and almost everyone has a loved one who’s fought or died on it.  Contrary to the images of Yorktown, Iwo Jima or Afghanistan conjured up at […]

Petty Officer 2nd Class Dave Froehlich,  a rescue swimmer at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., sews a bag Thursday, Oct. 8. 2015. Rescue swimmers become proficient in sewing at Aviation Survival Technician 'A' School. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef

Rescue Swimmers: Sew Others May Live

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Coast Guard rescue swimmers are infamous for jumping out of helicopters in the most treacherous conditions. They are renowned for going out to sea when no one else would dare — […]

Chyrece Campbell, a Wounded Warrior, underway aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat at Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Md., during a visit Oct. 16, 2015. Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and their family were invited to Ocean City to participate in a four-day trip to thank the veterans for their service and to provide a break from the pain and suffering of their injuries, and their treatment. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin

Warriors on the Waves

When a group of military service members and their families descended on Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Maryland, it marked what hopes to be a recurring event for one doctor working with the wounded, ill, and injured servicemembers. Col. Debra […]

Leader Of Leaders

Leader of Leaders

By Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen The military is known for developing leaders. An effective leader knows the benefit in creating leaders out of those who follow. The men and women of the Coast Guard are introduced to these principles […]

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Indian River participate in a lyle gun demonstration at the Indian River Life-Saving Station in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Saturday, Aug.29, 2015. The station was built in 1876 for use by the United States Life-Saving Service, a government organization created to respond to the alarming number of shipwrecks along the coastlines of the United States.

Preserving History: Indian River Life-Saving Station

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Before the Coast Guard was formed in 1915, the U.S. Life-Saving Service was tasked with life-saving missions. One of the most historic life-saving stations is located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, nestled […]

Capt. Pete Mingo, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., attends an operations briefing.

Pilot, Mentor & Leader

There are approximately 275 crewmembers at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey. Their roles are widely varied, from maintaining helicopters and ordering supplies to providing medical services and ensuring training proficiency. The bustling air station is a fairly […]

Retired Cmdr. Carl R. Smith swears in his daughter, Corrie N. Smith, on Feb. 7, 2013. Cmdr. Smith served more than 20 years in the Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

Family Tradition

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef “I went to Coast Guard boot camp and there was a moment of clarity and everything just clicked,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Corrie N. Smith. “Standing in the cold in my […]

Capt. Mike Bogan, left, and Chief Warrant Officer Christian Wilson shake hands in front of the commercial fishing vessel Gambler, homeported in Point Pleasant, N.J., Monday, July 27, 2015. Bogan has been a captain aboard the Gambler for 30 years. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef)

Safety First

  Story and photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Marine Safety is one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s important 11 statutory missions, and is the area where the Coast Guard interacts the most with commercial vessels. Coast Guard […]

Three of the Coast Guard cutters based in Poole as part of rescue Flotilla One.

Matchbox 60

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef June 6, 1944, will always be remembered as D–Day. Allied forces invaded the beaches of Normandy in an operation codenamed Overlord. It was the largest air, land and sea operation undertaken in […]

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