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 […]

Rescue Swimmers: Sew Others May Live

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Coast Guard rescue swimmers are infamous for jumping out of helicopters in the most treacherous conditions. They are renowned for going out to sea when no one else would dare — […]

Warriors on the Waves

When a group of military service members and their families descended on Coast Guard Station Ocean City, Maryland, it marked what hopes to be a recurring event for one doctor working with the wounded, ill, and injured servicemembers. Col. Debra […]

Leader of Leaders

By Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen The military is known for developing leaders. An effective leader knows the benefit in creating leaders out of those who follow. The men and women of the Coast Guard are introduced to these principles […]

A Guiding Light

    By Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin – As a young boy, John White recalled seeing signs above water fountains in Charlotte, North Carolina, separating their usage by ‘whites’ and ‘colored’. He doesn’t remember any Caucasian children […]

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, […]

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 […]

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