Noreen Nigota with her Coast Guard oar in her Point Pleasant Beach home Feb. 21, 2015.

Neighboring Patriotism

By Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef, Public Affairs Detachment Atlantic City The Coast Guard racing stripe is a globally recognized symbol upon the high seas, internal waterways and local communities. The racing stripe can also be found in rural […]


Senior Chief Petty Officer Corbin Ross, officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Annapolis, poses for a photo in Annapolis, Md., Feb. 26, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala

Taking charge

  Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin Rough weather, fatigue, hunger, long hours; these are all conditions Coast Guard service members know well. It is ultimately the responsibility of one person to train, prepare and lead the […]


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Ombudsmen: Linking Coast Guard Families Together

When people enlist in the Coast Guard, they must complete eight weeks of basic training. It is during this initial phase of service where they learn the ropes — and knots — of being a member. However, there is no […]


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. […]


Nucky standing in front of Coast Guard Station Atlantic City.

Nucky’s Tail

    Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Crewmembers at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City awake early in the morning to begin their day. The crewmembers wear their uniforms with pride, and maintain regulated grooming standards […]


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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Celebrating family in a time of thanks

Story and Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen When you ask a couple how they met, you don’t really expect them to say, “Pole vaulting,” but that’s exactly how Nate and Emma Rhodes became friends. Emma studied Fine […]


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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 […]


Master Chief Kilbourne practices frisbee tossing with Rain.

Featured Station Mascot: Frisbee Dog First Class Rain of Station Little Creek

Mariners have been taking animal companions to sea for thousands of years, and the Coast Guard has continued this tradition. The Coast Guard has had some mascots as famous as Sinbad, who starred in his own Coast Guard advertising campaign […]


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