Pictured is Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Md., July 27,2013. Coast Guard personnel stationed here have two primary missions: search and rescue, and law enforcement. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew S. Masaschi

A small station with a big impact

Post written by PA3 Matt Masaschi Ocean City, Md., is a quaint town on the state’s eastern shore, which is a popular tourist destination for the region during summer months. Beginning around May the town’s population increases almost as rapidly […]


Seaman Jacob Flores (left) and Seaman Mark Paul, crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, pull four sets of mooring bridles that are tied together to a hand truck before the bridles are craned aboard the Rankin, July 30, 2013. The bridles, which weigh approximately 90 pounds a set, are kept at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, where the Rankin is home-ported. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin

Week in the life of the Coast Guard

Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our nation’s maritime interests, providing a 24/7 presence along America’s rivers, ports, coastline and on the high seas. But while the Coast Guard’s presence and impact is regional, national and international, our operations […]


The chief of police for the United States Park Police, Teresa Chambers (far left), honors members of the Coast Guard for their role in a multi-agency effort to apprehend a suspect who allegedly fired at a Coast Guard helicopter, in a ceremony June 25, 2013, Washington, D.C. Chambers presented the Coast Guardsmen with a United States Park Police Certificate of Appreciation for their work in the September 2012 case. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando

Park Police honors Coast Guardsmen for role in multi-agency effort to apprehend suspect who fired at Coast Guard helicopter

Post written by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando The United States Park Police honored members of the Coast Guard for their work in a multi-agency effort to apprehend a man who allegedly fired a gun at a Coast Guard helicopter last year. […]


The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadron offer vessel owners free, no-fault safety-inspections.  Vessel-safety check stickers are placed on the vessel after the it successfully passes a safety check, however, the sticker does not exempt the vessel from future safety checks or boardings.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Masaschi.

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week in Annapolis, Md.

  Post written by PA3 Matt Masaschi Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Maryland Natural Resources Police and the U.S. Power Squadrons sponsored a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event Saturday at the Annapolis City Dock in Annapolis, Md. The […]


An EPIRB is shown attached to a Coast Guard small boat.

Before your boat starts leakin’, register your beacon

Summer will be here soon and what better way to enjoy the great weather than on the water? A prepared boater should have all the proper safety equipment aboard, including life jackets, visual and audio distress signals, navigation lights, a […]


Members of the public tour a 29-foot Response Boat-Small at Station Oxford in Oxford, Md., April 27, 2013. The Coast Guard took part in events for Oxford Day to interact with the public, talk about boater safety and regulations, and thank the community for its support. (*U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando)

Coast Guard Station Oxford, Md., thanks the community during Oxford Day

    Post written by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando Coast Guardsmen from Station Oxford joined hundreds of people for a festival in Oxford, Md., to thank the community for its support, interact with the public and underscore the importance of boater […]


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Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center receives Kimball Award

Story by Lt. Julie E. Sieker and Seaman Nicole Groll On April 18, 2013, members of the Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center Boat Tactics Branch, located at Camp Lejeune, N.C., were presented with the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award […]


WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Coast Guard helicopter passes over Washington, D.C., Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, during a National Capital Region air defense training mission. The Coast Guard has been tasked with intercepting low flying, slow speed aircraft in restricted air space over Washington, D.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John Edwards

Operation Noble Eagle reaches 4,000th alert

The Coast Guard is proud to be a part of this ongoing operation to safeguard the National Capital Region. Air Station Atlantic City, in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., provides multiple aircraft and crews to protect the NCR on a 24/7 […]


A marine-band radio is shown set to channel 16.

On the water and in distress? Use your VHF, not your cell

New technology, better range and reliability can mean the difference between life and death      Post written by Petty Officer 1st Class John D. Miller Greg Arlotta’s voice turned grim as the boat beneath him slipped below the 37-degree waters […]


Photo of a Coast Guard person giving a presentation to event attendees.

Fort Macon hosts the NCCC/NCACMA meeting for the first time

Story by Lt.j.g. Yahaira Cervantes On the 10th of October 2012, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina hosted the North Carolina Commanders Council (NCCC) and North Carolina Advisory Commission on Military Affairs (NCACMA) meetings at Fort Macon State Park.  Capt. Anthony […]


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