Coast Guard assets from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay and the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Philadelphia enforce a safety zone for the parade of sail for Sail Philadelphia 2018 as tall ships from around the world transit the Delaware River in Philadelphia, May 24, 2018. Ships will be docked along the Delaware River Waterfront from Market Street to the end of the Penn’s Landing Marina. Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef

Sail Philadelphia 2018

Photo story by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef Weeks of planning and preparation come to fruition as members of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay prepared for the arrival of this year’s tall ships. Cannons boomed and spectators cheered as tall ships from […]


State of the Union: Reserve Security Support

    Story by PA2 Dustin Williams Wind screams across the Potomac River as Coast Guardsmen put on cold weather gear, strap on gun belts and check their weapons. The pier at Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C., buzzes with serious […]


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 […]


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 — […]


Preserving History: Indian River Life-Saving Station

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Before the Coast Guard was formed in 1915, the U.S. Life-Saving Service was tasked with life-saving missions. One of the most historic life-saving stations is located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, nestled […]


Family Tradition

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef “I went to Coast Guard boot camp and there was a moment of clarity and everything just clicked,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Corrie N. Smith. “Standing in the cold in my […]


Safety First

  Story and photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Marine Safety is one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s important 11 statutory missions, and is the area where the Coast Guard interacts the most with commercial vessels. Coast Guard […]


VHF vs Cell Phone

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef and Auxiliarist Paul R. Casalese Communication in the 20th Century is at its peak. More people are connected today than ever before. From smoke signals to smart phones, society has exponentially increased […]


Matchbox 60

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef June 6, 1944, will always be remembered as D–Day. Allied forces invaded the beaches of Normandy in an operation codenamed Overlord. It was the largest air, land and sea operation undertaken in […]


Meet the Kerleys

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef     Pay and personnel record keeping. Travel and transportation entitlements. Awards. Workforce administration. While much of the attention on the Coast Guard is often focused on rescue operations, a group of […]


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