Keep cool with the International Ice Patrol!

Story and photos by PA1 Nate Littlejohn On a gloomy Nova Scotia afternoon April 4, 2018, a small group gathered in Halifax’s Fairview Lawn Cemetery to remember the 1,503 lives lost in the sinking of the Titanic. The remains of […]


5 Rip Current Safety Tips You Need to Know

Rip currents – often incorrectly dubbed “rip tides” or “undertows” – are strong, narrow currents of water that move quickly away from the shore, especially along the coasts of oceans, seas, large lakes, or wherever there are breaking waves. When […]


Serving others through Salute to Life bone marrow registry

  Story and photos by PA3 Corrie Smith The village of Hatteras is a tight-knit Outer Banks community. The type that when bad news hits, it affects everyone. When one of the members of the community, Coast Guard Auxiliarist, friend […]


Choose your rate, choose your fate

Story and photos by SN Shannon Kearney Have you ever seen those commercials on TV where the main character is standing still and everyone around them is moving around them in a blur? Almost like time was standing still but […]


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 […]


Rosie the Right Whale

Hi there! My name is Rosie. Do you know what I love to do? If you said swimming in the ocean, you’re right! Every year I travel from the north to the south and back again. It’s what I do. […]


Setting Buoys and Examples

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Uniformity is widespread in the Coast Guard. From training techniques, to the members themselves, it’s often difficult to determine one individual from another when gazing through a sea of blue […]


Chemical Warfare: The Battle of Bertie

By Aux. Trey Clifton It’s a battlefield that spans every corner of the globe, and almost everyone has a loved one who’s fought or died on it.  Contrary to the images of Yorktown, Iwo Jima or Afghanistan conjured up at […]


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 — […]


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