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 […]


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 […]


It’s an MK life for me

To close out our week we sat down with Chief Petty Officer Brian Smith, a chief machinery technician, and got his 21-year take on the world of MKs. He talked about some of the different MK jobs, training they receive, […]


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 […]


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