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 […]


Noreen Nigota with her Coast Guard oar in her Point Pleasant Beach home Feb. 21, 2015.

Neighboring Patriotism

By Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef, Public Affairs Detachment Atlantic City The Coast Guard racing stripe is a globally recognized symbol upon the high seas, internal waterways and local communities. The racing stripe can also be found in rural […]


Haunted Hull: Coast Guard cutter Taney

The Coast Guard cutter Taney shines in all its glory in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as “the last survivor of Pearl Harbor,” but it has a darker story to tell – the ship may still carry souls aboard. The Taney’s story […]


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, […]


The Roanoke River Lighthouse

Written by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton, decendent of the Roanoke River Lighthouse’s first lighthouse keeper. The story of the Roanoke River Lighthouse began more than a century and a half ago in 1857, when Secretary of the U.S. Lighthouse Board Thomas […]


6 Most Common LIES About Alcohol and Boating

It’s finally Friday! Getting ready to go kick back on the boat this weekend? Relax, unwind, invite some friends and have some beers, right? Think twice before you get behind the wheel of a boat while intoxicated, though. Jail time, […]


Coast Guard team participates in Colonial 200 Relay Race in Va.

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Spence For the third consecutive year, an all Coast Guard team, the Shallow Water Runners, consisting of 12 runners from three Hampton Roads area units (Training Center Yorktown, Sector Hampton Roads and The National […]


Graduating IMOC class with their embassy and nation representatives.

Coast Guard holds 49th International Maritime Officers Course graduation in Yorktown, Va.

  Story by Lt. Jeremy Bohn Thirty students from 22 partner nations graduated from the International Maritime Officers School in late June at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, marking the 49th graduating class in the school’s 18-year history. Rear Adm. […]


Official party at disestablishment ceremony

Coast Guard holds disestablishment ceremony for 20-year-old units

Story and photos by Chief Warrant Officer Lois A. Bonner On June 20, a disestablishment ceremony was held aboard Coast Guard Base Portsmouth in order to observe a milestone transition and celebrate the distinguished histories of two decade-old units.  Unifying […]


Coast Guard units participate in Run to Remember events

  For the third year, Coast Gurad bases throughout the country have honored the Coast Guard’s fallen by participating in an event called Run to Remember. Three Hampton Roads Area events took place at the end of May, part of more […]


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