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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 […]


The teams pose with the Carolina Cup.

The Carolina Cup – Battle of the Borders

  For several months now the Commands of Station Oak Island and Station Georgetown have been talking up a golf challenge!  Mostly this consisted of trash talk, with each unit proclaiming their Carolina based unit was better. I mean, could you […]


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 […]


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