Thanksgiving with Coast Guard Station Annapolis

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala The autumn air was crisp. Laughter grew louder as the sound of shuffling feet approached. The aromas of turkey and stuffing filled the air. It was Thanksgiving Day, it was […]


Recipes from the fleet: Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 12 eggs 1/2 cup mayonnaise 4 slices bacon 2 tablespoons finely sliced sharp cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon mustard Directions: 1. Place eggs in a saucepan, and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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