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 — […]


A Rescue Swimmer’s Passion

  By Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen The mission is completed and the helicopter lands. The rescue gear is stowed and the fins and mask are put away for the day. Rescue swimmers encounter an array of challenges and excitement […]


WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Coast Guard helicopter passes over Washington, D.C., Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, during a National Capital Region air defense training mission. The Coast Guard has been tasked with intercepting low flying, slow speed aircraft in restricted air space over Washington, D.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John Edwards

Operation Noble Eagle reaches 4,000th alert

The Coast Guard is proud to be a part of this ongoing operation to safeguard the National Capital Region. Air Station Atlantic City, in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., provides multiple aircraft and crews to protect the NCR on a 24/7 […]


Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Reynolds, a storekeeper stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., shows Fireman Mario Chen, a non-rate from the air station how to log air craft fuel receipts, July 11, 2012.

Earning his keep: A non-rate’s journey

Post written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham Coast Guard non-rates, who are the service’s most junior members, often find themselves in some pretty undesirable positions: dangling from cutter hulls; in oily engine-room bilges; inside stinky, sea life-filled buoys; […]


Coast Guard teaches members motorcycle safety in NJ

Post and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystalynn A. Kneen According to Coast Guard policy, it is required for active duty members to take a motorcycle safety course before riding a motorcycle on or off duty. Members of Coast […]


Coast Guard crews transport MH-65C to C-130 Hercules aircraft in Atlantic City, NJ

  Post written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystalynn A. Kneen Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., and Elizabeth City, N.C., transported a MH-65-C Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City in a C-130 Hercules aircraft April […]