VHF vs Cell Phone

VHF vs Cell Phone

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef and Auxiliarist Paul R. Casalese Communication in the 20th Century is at its peak. More people are connected today than ever before. From smoke signals to smart phones, society has exponentially increased […]


Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Manire poses for a staged photo of him performing a Breathalyzer test. Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in boater deaths. Be part of Operation Dry Water by making a pledge to never boat under the influence. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin)

Keeping our waters… Dry?

It’s a beautiful day out, so grab some alcohol, see how many people you could get to climb into the convertible and drive around for a while! Sound ridiculous? Well, it is! So why is that scenario so different when […]


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Bracing for Winter

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen All the leaves have fallen. Nature’s autumnal palette of vibrant colors has faded away. The water’s surface will slowly turn to ice. The Coast Guard stands ready to break it. The artery […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


Adam Gibson stands beside his 20-foot Sea Ray fishing boat at his home in Townsend, Delaware.

A forgiving lesson in boating safety

Story and photo by PA3 Peter Hoey After concluding a routine fishing venture June 3, 2014, Adam Gibson headed toward Port Mahon, Delaware. As he steered his 20-foot Sea Ray boat, which he has owned for the past five years, […]


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6 Most Common LIES About Alcohol and Boating

It’s finally Friday! Getting ready to go kick back on the boat this weekend? Relax, unwind, invite some friends and have some beers, right? Think twice before you get behind the wheel of a boat while intoxicated, though. Jail time, […]


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Right place, right time

Post written by PA3 Jasmine Mieszala Normally, a search and rescue call on the water is routed through a Coast Guard unit for coordination. No such call was made when a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crew happened upon three kayakers […]


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 […]


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