How the Coast Guard supports maritime commerce and the ship-building industry

  By Lt. Amanda Faulkner and PA1 Seth Johnson The Coast Guard is known for saving lives at sea, but did you know the service plays a huge role in the economy, too? As a regulatory entity, the Coast Guard […]


Coast Guard Cutter Kennebec helps get commerce moving after Hurricane Florence

Early on the morning of Sept. 16th, 2018, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Kennebec cast off their lines, carefully navigated out of Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia, and at their top speed of eight knots, began their slow decent […]


New Coast Guard admiral to lead the Mid-Atlantic

Often the Coast Guard is defined by its actions and reputation as one of the world’s premiere maritime lifesaving and law enforcement agencies, and the Coast Guard’s 5th District has a new leader for the rescuers and guardians in the […]


Reserves at the ready

At the mouth of the Delaware River Bay is a Coast Guard station which is uniquely being manned by an all-reserve crew to help their active duty members who usually staff the station during the summer months. Station Roosevelt Inlet […]


Fires, Floods and Fixes – How the Damage Controlman Keeps us Safe

  One part firefighter, one part carpenter, one part plumber, one part welder and a whole lot of knowledge to keep crews safe when the trouble hits the fan. The Damage Controlman, or the DC rating, is comprised of Coast […]


141 Years of Service: Setting the Watch in Delaware

The Coast Guard has grown a lot from its original roots, both technologically and in capability, but in many ways, there’s really a whole bunch that hasn’t changed – just improved. Sure – we have fast boats that float and […]


Through icy winter, Coast Guard crews keep goods on the move

Imagine the roads you drive on froze, were rearranged and the guidelines you use to steer on were no longer where they should be. After this year’s cold snap in the Philadelphia area, that’s precisely the predicament mariners found themselves […]