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 Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Martin Misjuns scores a target that qualified at the gun range at Fort Meade, Md., Sept. 15, 2013. Coast Guardsmen needed a score of 114 out of 150 to qualify on the Basic Pistol Marksmanship Course. Coast Guardsmen, most of them reservists with Sector Baltimore's Vessel Boarding Security Team, came out to the range to complete their semi-annual weapons qualifications, a critical part of maintaining readiness. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando

Semper Paratus: Reservists stay qualified to answer the nation’s call

Story and photos by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando Sector Baltimore reservists took their spots at the gun range at Fort Meade, Md., on a sunny Sunday morning in September, intently focused on the target in front of them. “Is the line […]


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 […]


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 […]


Shown here (standing, left to right) Petty Officer 3rd Class Dan Kohner, Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Rice, Chief Petty Officer David Donohue, Chief Petty Officer Nicole Clark, (kneeling, left to right) Petty Officer 2nd Class Sara Truesdell, Lt. Tara Collins and Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief Mark Allen represent team Coast Guard Sector Baltimore for the 5K Arlington Police, Fire and Sheriff 9/11 Memorial Race in Arlington, Va., Sept. 7, 2013. The race paid tribute to those killed in the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks and honored the men and women who serve the nation as first responders and members of the military. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando

Reserve Force Master Chief joins Coast Guard team in run to remember 9/11 victims, honor heroes

  Post written by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief Mark Allen joined Coast Guardsmen from Sector Baltimore for a charity run to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and pay tribute to all […]


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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 […]


Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer David Donohue (right), a reservist with Sector Baltimore, smiles as he welcomes World War II Army veteran Donald Schneider to Washington, D.C., Aug. 18, 2013. Donohue and other reservists with Sector Baltimore were at Reagan National Airport to welcome 25 veterans who arrived from Florida on an Honor Flight arranged by the nonprofit Honor Flight Network. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando

Coast Guard welcomes American heroes on Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Story by PA3 Lisa Ferdinando On a Sunday morning in our nation’s capital, amid the hustle and bustle of Washington’s Reagan National Airport, Coast Guard reservists from Sector Baltimore eagerly await a group of American heroes to arrive. Then cheering broke out: […]


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Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation awarded to Special Missions Training Center

Story by Lt. Julie Sieker and Seaman Nicole Groll The Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center Camp Lejeune North Carolina, earned another accolade by which to uphold its Center of Excellence designation on July 11, 2013,. Adding to Boats Tactics […]


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