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 […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Coast Guard helicopter passes over Washington, D.C., Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, during a National Capital Region air defense training mission. The Coast Guard has been tasked with intercepting low flying, slow speed aircraft in restricted air space over Washington, D.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class John Edwards

Operation Noble Eagle reaches 4,000th alert

The Coast Guard is proud to be a part of this ongoing operation to safeguard the National Capital Region. Air Station Atlantic City, in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., provides multiple aircraft and crews to protect the NCR on a 24/7 […]

A marine-band radio is shown set to channel 16.

On the water and in distress? Use your VHF, not your cell

New technology, better range and reliability can mean the difference between life and death      Post written by Petty Officer 1st Class John D. Miller Greg Arlotta’s voice turned grim as the boat beneath him slipped below the 37-degree waters […]

Photo of a Coast Guard person giving a presentation to event attendees.

Fort Macon hosts the NCCC/NCACMA meeting for the first time

Story by Lt.j.g. Yahaira Cervantes On the 10th of October 2012, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina hosted the North Carolina Commanders Council (NCCC) and North Carolina Advisory Commission on Military Affairs (NCACMA) meetings at Fort Macon State Park.  Capt. Anthony […]

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Going Green

With the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (aka Pacific Trash Vortex) recently making news headlines again, ship borne generated garbage is as hot a topic as ever within the maritime industry. Setting the standards for compliance with international garbage regulations, Coast […]


Aboard on the Fourth of July

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class John D. Miller. Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Portsmouth had front row seats for the Fourth of July fireworks display on the Elizabeth River between Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va. Call it a perk […]

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 […]

Students receive good Samaritan certificates in Philadelphia

Post by Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia. Two students from Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pa., set out to accomplish a goal during their Under-17 doubles race at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta Oct. 30, 2011, but […]

Belle of Washington clears Coast Guard inspection, back in service after Hurricane Irene setback

Post written by Lt. Christopher Martin Hurricane Irene struck the North Carolina coast in August 2011 and destroyed more than 300 aids to navigation, damaged several vessels and shut down both of the state’s major ports. The most memorable vessel […]

Coast Guard implements bridging program to ease into new regulations

  Post written by Lt. Trevor Blount, MST1 Joshua Gonzales and PA3 Cynthia Oldham The image of a tug boat guiding, pushing, towing or tugging a barge is not necessarily what jumps to mind when someone visualizes the shipping and trade […]

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