Coast Guard team participates in Colonial 200 Relay Race in Va.

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Spence For the third consecutive year, an all Coast Guard team, the Shallow Water Runners, consisting of 12 runners from three Hampton Roads area units (Training Center Yorktown, Sector Hampton Roads and The National […]


Official party at disestablishment ceremony

Coast Guard holds disestablishment ceremony for 20-year-old units

Story and photos by Chief Warrant Officer Lois A. Bonner On June 20, a disestablishment ceremony was held aboard Coast Guard Base Portsmouth in order to observe a milestone transition and celebrate the distinguished histories of two decade-old units.  Unifying […]


Coast Guard crewmembers from the Sector Mobile, Ala., pose for a photo Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, after finishing in first place in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Tournament. The basketball tournament is the largest in the Coast Guard and has the attendance of teams all over the country. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Ala., wins 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. basketball tournament

  Post written by Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Dodson Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown’s Morale Well-Being and Recreation (MWR) staff hosted the Coast Guard’s 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Tournament in Yorktown, Va., January 22-26. “This is the largest […]


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 […]


Coast Guard Sector North Carolina's 4th Annual Women's Symposium

Sector North Carolina holds 4th Annual Women’s Symposium

Post written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lindsey Neumann and Lt. Timothy Braun. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina held their 4th Annual Women’s Symposium March 13 at Miller’s Landing aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.  Attendees were primarily […]


Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Historical Ships Company participate in a War of 1812 event.

Commemorating the War of 1812 two centuries later

    Post written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn. Two centuries ago the War of 1812 took place ultimately forever changing naval warfare globally. To commemorate the War of 1812 and educate people across the United States the […]


A partnership giving animals a second chance

 Post and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Marin. The Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team recently released a 315-pound Loggerhead turtle, rescued with help from members of Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Va. The stranding team contacted Coast Guard […]


Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 53 supports the 2011 Coast Guard day celebration in Portsmouth, Va.

Post and photos by Coast Guard Flotilla 53 Auxiliarist Kevin Shortell. On Saturday, Aug. 6, members of Flotilla 53 worked in support of Portsmouth’s 2011 Coast Guard day celebration commemorating the Coast Guard’s 221st birthday. The flotilla members, as well […]


Flotilla 53: newest staff officer

Post and photo by Coast Guard Flotilla 53 Auxiliarist Kevin Shortell. Say hello to Thunder, Flotilla 53’s first-ever staff officer for Canine Affairs. He’s good at barking orders but, at only 5 months old, he can be insubordinate at times. […]