Petty Officer 2nd Class Dave Froehlich,  a rescue swimmer at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., sews a bag Thursday, Oct. 8. 2015. Rescue swimmers become proficient in sewing at Aviation Survival Technician 'A' School. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef

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 — […]


Leader Of Leaders

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 […]


Pope Francis blesses a baby as he arrives at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen

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 […]


Capstan ice breaking

Bracing for Winter

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen All the leaves have fallen. Nature’s autumnal palette of vibrant colors has faded away. The water’s surface will slowly turn to ice. The Coast Guard stands ready to break it. The artery […]


Adam Gibson stands beside his 20-foot Sea Ray fishing boat at his home in Townsend, Delaware.

A forgiving lesson in boating safety

Story and photo by PA3 Peter Hoey After concluding a routine fishing venture June 3, 2014, Adam Gibson headed toward Port Mahon, Delaware. As he steered his 20-foot Sea Ray boat, which he has owned for the past five years, […]


Part-time Coast Guardsman, full-time lifesaver

Part-time Coast Guardsman, full-time lifesaver

  Post written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham and Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen Coast Guard reservists are required to serve one weekend a month and two weeks a year. One New Jersey-based reservist is devoted to […]


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; […]


PHILADELPHIA − Capt. Meredith Austin, commander of Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, is shown with James Konopka and Nick Mead, students from the Episcopal Academy in Newton Square, Pa., after they were presented a good Samaritan certificate here Feb. 15, 2012. The students received the certificates for rescuing two fellow competitors during the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta rowing race Oct. 30, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Veronica Smith.

Students receive good Samaritan certificates in Philadelphia

Post by Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia. Two students from Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pa., set out to accomplish a goal during their Under-17 doubles race at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta Oct. 30, 2011, but […]


PHILADELPHIA - Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, homeported here, is shown alongside the tug boat Texan in the Delaware River, Dec. 8, 2011 while Coast Guard crewmembers conduct a boarding. During an at-sea boarding, boarding officers conduct an inspection and determine if there are violations in safety equipment, materiel condition or environmental regulation defiance. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer David Allen.

Coast Guard implements bridging program to ease into new regulations

  Post written by Lt. Trevor Blount, MST1 Joshua Gonzales and PA3 Cynthia Oldham The image of a tug boat guiding, pushing, towing or tugging a barge is not necessarily what jumps to mind when someone visualizes the shipping and trade […]


PHILADELPHIA - Chief Petty Officer Robert Mayer, a Title 10 reservist at Coast Guard Station Philadelphia, stands on a 25-foot Response Boat - Small during a patrol of the Delaware River near the Salem Nuclear Power Plant in Salem, N.J., July 13, 2011.  Mayer was activated on Title 10 orders to the station March 1, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystalynn A. Kneen.

Title 10: Setting goals, achieving the mission

Photos and story written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystalynn A. Kneen. A little more than a year ago, eight men were called to relinquish their civilian lives and set out to commence a mission they execute part time; full […]


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