U.S. Coast Guard members moor up the 45-foot Response Boat - Medium 45601 at Station Little Creek, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Mar. 27, 2018. 45601 was the first RB-M introduced into the service on Mar. 31, 2008, and celebrates a 10-year-anniversary on Mar. 31, 2010. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup)

10 Years Strong: The 45-foot Response Boat – Medium

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup   Nathan Reynolds stood on a wooden Coast Guard pier looking to the water’s edge at an orange and silver boat used for saving lives and assisting mariners in distress, and bears […]


Anatomy of a SAR Case: Beware the Bar

It’s 6 a.m. on Feb. 23, 2018, and the sun has yet to rise on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. All is quiet on the pier at Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, where two steely boats bob and sway in the […]


Cutter Frank Drew: ATON of fun

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki The first thing I learned upon getting underway with Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew is that it is impossible to wheel a large rolling backpack up a ship’s metal brow […]


141 Years of Service: Setting the Watch in Delaware

The Coast Guard has grown a lot from its original roots, both technologically and in capability, but in many ways, there’s really a whole bunch that hasn’t changed – just improved. Sure – we have fast boats that float and […]


State of the Union: Reserve Security Support

    Story by PA2 Dustin Williams Wind screams across the Potomac River as Coast Guardsmen put on cold weather gear, strap on gun belts and check their weapons. The pier at Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C., buzzes with serious […]


A group of speakers and attendees stand together at the 2018 Black History Month celebration at Base Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia, Feb. 20, 2018. The event was a celebration of African-American legacy, achievements and contributions in the armed forces to the nation in time of war. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup)

Remembering their Courage: 2018 Black History Month Celebration at Base Portsmouth

  Written by Lt. j.g. Mimose Parvilus and Wilma Neal Over 100 members of U.S. Coast Guard Base Portsmouth took part in 2018 Black History Month by celebrating African-American legacy, achievements, and contributions to the armed forces during times of […]


Cutter Sea Horse: 87 feet of teamwork and mentorship

By PA3 Nate Cox   Small space and tight quarters are the norm on Coast Guard Cutter Sea Horse, resulting in teamwork and close friendships among the crew. Sounds of engines roaring, kitchen pans clanging and crew laughing compose the […]


Through icy winter, Coast Guard crews keep goods on the move

Imagine the roads you drive on froze, were rearranged and the guidelines you use to steer on were no longer where they should be. After this year’s cold snap in the Philadelphia area, that’s precisely the predicament mariners found themselves […]


Embed: Coast Guard Yard

Welcome to the Coast Guard Yard As the Coast Guard’s only shipbuilding and major repair facility, crews at the Yard have built, repaired and renovated boats and ships for over 100 years. Let’s take a look at some of the […]


Station Emerald Isle: Treasured gem of the Crystal Coast

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki Stepping out the back door of Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle is like stepping into a postcard, no matter the time of day. In the mornings, the sky unfurls in […]


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