Girl with flare

Sunshine and signal flares

Written by Fireman Ross Ruddell A picture-perfect New England summer day greeted members of the boating community at Coast Guard Station Gloucester for the kick-off of National Safe Boating Week May 19. Warm sunshine and a cloudless sky lent itself […]


Senior Chief Andrea Martynowski talks about her Coast Guard career at the Women's Leaderhip Conference.

Coast Guard women leading by example

Written by Petty Officer Jetta Disco NEW YORK — There’s something to say about a roomful of Coast Guard women of all ranks and experience attending a women’s leadership workshop. It would be a rare occurrence just a few decades […]


The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Junipe stowing boom from their onboard Spilled Oil Recovery System.

Truly, truly multi-mission

Written by: Capt. Bob Whitehouse Approaching pier two at Naval Station Newport, R.I., it’s hard to mistake the nature of work prescribed to the 1st Coast Guard District’s two ocean going buoy tenders  Juniper and Willow.  But despite the forest […]


Rear Adm. Daniel Neptune speaks during the 1st Coast Guard District Commander's Conference.

Resiliency in the 21st century

Written by Seaman Ross Ruddell BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard and Northeastern University’s Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security hosted a conference May 1, 2012 to enhance the exchange of inter-agency information in Burlington, Mass. Dr. Stephen Flynn, co-director […]


A crewman from Coast Guard Cutter Juniper releases dried rose petals over the resting site of HMS Titanic.

Every petal . . . a person

Written by Petty Officer Rob Simpson Amid the sounds of metal scraping against metal on a buoy, the briny undersea life on the bottom of a channel marker built up over time spatters off mixing with the sweat and determination […]


The Revenue Cutter Service and Air Station Puerto Rico hockey teams pose prior to playing for the Commandant's Cup.

18th annual battle for the Commandant’s Cup

Written by Seaman Adam Stanton BOSTON – It was the last game of the tournament; warm breath filled the cool-mist air as 10 pairs of skates slid to the middle of the frozen slab. As two members crouched down, staring […]


A crate of rose petals awaits an HMS Titanic memorial servie on the deck of Coast Guard Cutter Juniper.

Remembering the tragedy that changed a service

  Written by Petty Officer Luke Clayton BOSTON – U.S. Coast Guard personnel embarked on a journey to the final resting place of the Titanic to drop wreaths and over a million rose petals April 10, from Boston. The Coast […]


A Coast Guard Auxliarist discusses the importance of water safety and wearing a life jacket with a Cub Scout pack.

Things I Just Don’t Understand

by Captain Wayne Muilenburg, 1st Coast Guard District Chief of Prevention   I just don’t get it. At the risk of peeling away some of the veneer that’s associated with the exalted title “Chief of Prevention,” I’ll be the first […]


Fifteen former and retired Coast Guard members pose before the hangar that once served as Coast Guard Air Station Salem.

Reunited and it feels so good

About a dozen former and retired Coast Guard members gathered March 26, 2012 on Winter Island near Salem, Mass., to stroll down memory lane at the former facility that was Coast Guard Air Station Salem. The former Coast Guard members […]


A large iceberg floating in the North Atlantic as viewed by the Coast Guard C-130 aircraft that marks its position to ensure safe navigation of vessels in the area.

Iceberg, NOT right ahead

Written by Petty Officer Thomas McKenzie New York – The Coast Guard enters its 99th year of patrolling the North Atlantic region, marking positions of icebergs much like the one that sank the Titanic nearly 100 years ago.  The sinking of the […]


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