Petty Officer 1st Class Louis Keating, a member at Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, N.C., is shown sitting inside the cabin of a 47-foot Motor Life Boat at the station, Monday, March 18, 2014. Surfman are the most highly trained boat drivers in the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill

Following historic footsteps to modern tradition, Coast Guardsman joins ranks of time-honored boating community

Post written by PA1 Brandyn Hill On the brisk spring morning, three petty officers got into a vehicle and only two of them knew where they were headed. The junior petty officer had confidence in his supervisors, but had no […]


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Coast Guard member recognized as Service Member of the Month in NC

 Written by Lt. J. Sieker of Special Missions Training Center Petty Officer Second Class Kristine Phillips, a yeoman at Special Missions Training Center in Camp LeJune, N.C. and native of Poway, Calif., was recognized Aug. 19, as the Greater Jacksonville […]


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Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation awarded to Special Missions Training Center

Story by Lt. Julie Sieker and Seaman Nicole Groll The Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center Camp Lejeune North Carolina, earned another accolade by which to uphold its Center of Excellence designation on July 11, 2013,. Adding to Boats Tactics […]


Participants run in a Run to Remember 5K race to raise awareness of fallen shipmates. Photo by Ens. Duane Zitta

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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Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center receives Kimball Award

Story by Lt. Julie E. Sieker and Seaman Nicole Groll On April 18, 2013, members of the Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center Boat Tactics Branch, located at Camp Lejeune, N.C., were presented with the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award […]


Doug McCullough, a judge and author stands with attending members of Coast Guard Station Fort Macon after talking about his book Sea of Greed, Thursday, March 14, 2013. Photo by Lucci McCullough.

Author visits Coast Guard Station Fort Macon

  Doug McCullough, both a North Carolina Court of Appeals judge and an author, spoke to the crew of Coast Guard Station Fort Macon about his book Sea of Greed March 14. McCullough was invited to speak at the station […]


The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Wilmington, N.C., conducts a patrol in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen

Blue moon brings blue lights

Written by Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Saunders The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Wilmington, N.C., conducted nighttime boardings of pelagic longline vessels during the weekend of August 31st, the first blue moon since […]


Painting depicting a famous rescue by members of the Pea Island Lifesaving Station.

Coast Guard honors historic Pea Island surfman during ceremony in NC

Story and photos by Lt. Todd Porter Benjamin Bowser Jr. was honored at his gravesite in Jarvisburg, N.C., June 11th. He was a surfman with the Pea Island Life-Saving Station, historically known as the only all-African American manned surf station, from […]


Finish medals for the 5k Run Around the Block.

Coast Guard to host Run Around the Block Safe Boating 5k in NC

During Memorial Day weekend, the Coast Guard is inviting runners of all skill levels to join in the Run Around the Block Safe Boating 5k. Hosted by the Coast Guard Cutter Block Island and Fort Macon State Park personnel, the run […]


FORT MACON, N.C. – CGC Elm crewmembers service an aid to navigation in the entrance of the Cape Fear River, April 19, 2011. Crewmembers on the Elm relocated 12 buoys at Oregon Inlet and Beaufort Inlet in the time span of a week to improve navigational safety and efficiency through the channels impacted by extensive shoaling. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

CGC Elm works with a full deck

Last week, crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Elm serviced an aid to navigation in the entrance of the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. The crew relocated 12 buoys at Oregon Inlet and Beaufort Inlet in the time span of […]