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 […]


U.S. Coast Guard members moor up the 45-foot Response Boat - Medium 45601 at Station Little Creek, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Mar. 27, 2018. 45601 was the first RB-M introduced into the service on Mar. 31, 2008, and celebrates a 10-year-anniversary on Mar. 31, 2010. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup)

10 Years Strong: The 45-foot Response Boat – Medium

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup   Nathan Reynolds stood on a wooden Coast Guard pier looking to the water’s edge at an orange and silver boat used for saving lives and assisting mariners in distress, and bears […]


A group of speakers and attendees stand together at the 2018 Black History Month celebration at Base Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia, Feb. 20, 2018. The event was a celebration of African-American legacy, achievements and contributions in the armed forces to the nation in time of war. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup)

Remembering their Courage: 2018 Black History Month Celebration at Base Portsmouth

  Written by Lt. j.g. Mimose Parvilus and Wilma Neal Over 100 members of U.S. Coast Guard Base Portsmouth took part in 2018 Black History Month by celebrating African-American legacy, achievements, and contributions to the armed forces during times of […]


Top Honors for Team Coast Guard!

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup It was a proud day for the men and women that keep the Coast Guard flying. Two Coast Guard teams participated in the 2017 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) presented by Snap-on: The U.S. Coast […]


Neighbors In Blue

By Aux. James D. Charlet It is likely that a lot of Hatteras residents went to bed Saturday night, Oct. 8, 2016, comforted by the prediction that Hurricane Matthew would persist on its northern trajectory and go out to sea. […]


“I’ll be home for Christmas”

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup Every year, families wake from their beds and go to their Christmas trees to see what Santa has brought them. It could be a new video game, the latest gadget or perhaps […]


Dark Shadows: The tale of the North Room

In the darkest of nights, the men and women of the U.S. Lighthouse Service kept a taut watch over their lighthouses. Formed in 1789, members of the service worked to tirelessly tend the flame. Successfully doing so meant a ship […]


What the Day Demands

When you wrestle Poseidon on a daily basis, you need to bring your A-game. The U.S. Coast Guard rescues boaters in rough seas, foul weather, icy and debris filled waters and somehow makes it looks easy. While they are often […]


Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeremiah J. Strombeck inspects the inside of a C-130 Hercules aircraft. A single wire can hinder a mission.

Keeping the Coast Guard Flying

By PA3 Canup. A malfunctioning wire hidden among hundreds of other wires aboard a C-130 aircraft can cause a critical error. A light that should normally be unlit may start flashing, causing alarm to the entire crew. Software critical to a mission […]


R. Anderson Braswell received honorable mention in the Coast Guard 2014 National Auxiliarist of the Year

Hampton Roads Auxiliarist receives Honorable Mention in 2014 National Auxiliarist of the Year

Written by Auxiliarist Stephen Faleski. It takes time, determination and a spirit of selflessness to volunteer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. For one auxiliarist, such efforts have been duly recognized. Out of 32,000 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members nationwide, Mr. […]


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