6 reasons it’s awesome to be a woman in the Coast Guard

written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala   1. Women have been serving the Coast Guard for a really, REALLY long time. Our roots in the Coast Guard can be traced back all the way to the Revenue Cutter […]


Thanksgiving with Coast Guard Station Annapolis

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala The autumn air was crisp. Laughter grew louder as the sound of shuffling feet approached. The aromas of turkey and stuffing filled the air. It was Thanksgiving Day, it was […]


Recipes from the fleet: Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 12 eggs 1/2 cup mayonnaise 4 slices bacon 2 tablespoons finely sliced sharp cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon mustard Directions: 1. Place eggs in a saucepan, and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from […]


Recipes from the fleet: Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Ingredients: 2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts 7 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples 1 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter Directions: 1. Preheat oven […]


Recipes from the Fleet: Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole

Ingredients: 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 large cooking apples – peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 inch rings 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup […]


Coast Guard fathers: Things I’d like to pass on to my kids

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala There are many things a father wishes to pass on to his children. Sometimes it’s his good looks or his straight teeth, or maybe it’s his love of cars or fishing skills. […]


Overcoming challenges as a Coast Guard mother

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala One challenge many people in the Coast Guard face is finding a good work-life balance, and finding that balance can be especially difficult for mothers. Long deployments, difficulty finding affordable child care […]


Coast Guard Sector Baltimore holds annual Industry Day

Personnel from Coast Guard Sector Baltimore held the annual, port-wide Industry Day at the Baltimore cruise ship terminal Wednesday. The Industry Day is an event where the Coast Guard, federal agencies, vessel operators, facility operators, Association of Maryland Pilots, Baltimore […]


Celebrating women’s history in the Coast Guard

Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala “I’ll give you the clothes off my back.” It is a saying of generosity and altruism, but for one woman, it has a different meaning. Though she’s not literally giving […]


Honoring Purple Heart recipients

  Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala   The U.S. Coast Guard has served in every major conflict since 1790, including the War of 1812, the Vietnam War, World War I and World War II. Many people have […]


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