Best Practices for a Safe Day on the Bay: Lessons from a Coast Guard Patrol Boat Captain

This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of the Chesapeake Bay Magazine. By Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Janaro, USCG As a U.S. Coast Guard officer and recreational boater, I have experienced the highs and lows of extensive time at […]


Top Honors for Team Coast Guard!

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup It was a proud day for the men and women that keep the Coast Guard flying. Two Coast Guard teams participated in the 2017 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) presented by Snap-on: The U.S. Coast […]


Neighbors In Blue

By Aux. James D. Charlet It is likely that a lot of Hatteras residents went to bed Saturday night, Oct. 8, 2016, comforted by the prediction that Hurricane Matthew would persist on its northern trajectory and go out to sea. […]


6 reasons it’s awesome to be a woman in the Coast Guard

written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala   1. Women have been serving the Coast Guard for a really, REALLY long time. Our roots in the Coast Guard can be traced back all the way to the Revenue Cutter […]


Rosie the Right Whale

Hi there! My name is Rosie. Do you know what I love to do? If you said swimming in the ocean, you’re right! Every year I travel from the north to the south and back again. It’s what I do. […]


An old tradition for a new crew

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala Imagine being underway. Not seeing land in weeks, and probably not seeing it again for a few more. The maintenance is done. All the cleaning is done, and one would go insane […]


“I’ll be home for Christmas”

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup Every year, families wake from their beds and go to their Christmas trees to see what Santa has brought them. It could be a new video game, the latest gadget or perhaps […]


Phoenix rising

The U.S. Coast Guard will finally be represented in the Smithsonian air and space collection by PA2 Nate Littlejohn Human flight is inherently amazing. For people looking to satisfy their wonder, or to simply bask in astonishment at accomplishments in […]


Setting Buoys and Examples

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Uniformity is widespread in the Coast Guard. From training techniques, to the members themselves, it’s often difficult to determine one individual from another when gazing through a sea of blue […]


Shipmate For Life

By Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen | A Nautical Soul Mr. Sam is many things. He’s forever a Coast Guard chief, a cutterman by trade and a chief warrant officer by choice, but above all he’s a shipmate for life. […]


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