Recipes from the fleet: Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Ingredients: 2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts 7 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples 1 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter Directions: 1. Preheat oven […]

Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Foutz poses with his sweet potatoe and apple casserole.

Recipes from the Fleet: Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

Ingredients: 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 large cooking apples – peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 inch rings 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup […]

Striper season

Hook up with a striped bass

A cluster of small boats gather toward the end of an ebb tide on a dreary November evening in Norfolk, Virginia. Fishermen, clad in rain slickers, cast their lines toward pilings and retrieve them in silence. There’s no chatter among […]

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse stands watch in the heart of Corolla, North Carolina. For over a century the lighthouse has guided mariners across the sea to safety.  U.S. Coast Guard Composite Photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup.

Dark Shadows: The tale of the North Room

In the darkest of nights, the men and women of the U.S. Lighthouse Service kept a taut watch over their lighthouses. Formed in 1789, members of the service worked to tirelessly tend the flame. Successfully doing so meant a ship […]


Honoring our heroes

  PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guardsmen hosted approximately 100 Korean War veterans along with their spouses and family members Sept. 30 at Base Portsmouth. The group Veterans of the Korean War visited the Coast Guard base as part of their […]

Petty Officer 1st Class Raymond Concepcion, a member of the Sector Hampton Roads Boarding Team, rests after a  workout Sept. 24, 2015 at Base Portsmouth.

What the Day Demands

When you wrestle Poseidon on a daily basis, you need to bring your A-game. The U.S. Coast Guard rescues boaters in rough seas, foul weather, icy and debris filled waters and somehow makes it looks easy. While they are often […]

Pope Francis blesses a baby as he arrives at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen

Protecting the Pope, Protecting the People

Story by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen When the Vatican announced Pope Francis would visit Philadelphia as part of a three-city tour of the United States, the men and women of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay began making preparations for […]


The Future of Indonesia’s Coast Guard: Aided by the U.S. Coast Guard and USCGC FORWARD

U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Joseph Sundland, the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward, talks with Indonesian coast guard Adm. Yuli Dharmawanto aboard the forward Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. The crew of the Forward is homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia, […]

photo by Lisa Suhay

Gliding through the Graveyard

photo by Lisa Suhay After Robert Suhay, 52, of Norfolk, Virginia, set a world record in July 2014 for the longest single-handed distance sailed in a dinghy, he realized there were things he should have done differently to better prepare […]

Crew members from Coast Guard Station Indian River participate in a lyle gun demonstration at the Indian River Life-Saving Station in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Saturday, Aug.29, 2015. The station was built in 1876 for use by the United States Life-Saving Service, a government organization created to respond to the alarming number of shipwrecks along the coastlines of the United States.

Preserving History: Indian River Life-Saving Station

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Before the Coast Guard was formed in 1915, the U.S. Life-Saving Service was tasked with life-saving missions. One of the most historic life-saving stations is located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, nestled […]

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