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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Award recipient

Special Olympics, Special Experience

BOSTON – “I did not catch her name, but there was one young female athlete during the bowling awards that was hysterical for receiving an award that I only assumed was gold,” Cmdr. Jason Smith wrote in a letter to […]


Coast Guard Station Jones Beach, N.Y.

Mission Excellence in Long Island Sound

Written by Petty Officer Erik Swanson Station Jones Beach, N.Y., was awarded the 2011 Chief Petty Officer Andy James Award for mission excellence during a ceremony Dec. 19, 2011. Station Jones Beach crewmembers completed numerous challenging operational assignments and boating […]


Gear stowage workshop

Cooperation Improves Regulation

Written by Petty Officer Rob Simpson Thousands of New England commercial fishermen take to the Atlantic waters throughout the year to catch bounties of fish by pulling nets behind their vessels. Called trawling, the nets are held open underwater and […]


Coast Guard Alaska premiere in Newport, R.I.

Coast Guard Goes Prime Time

written by Petty Officer Ann Marie Gorden In the heart of Newport, R.I., the community gathered for a special preview of The Weather Channel’s Coast Guard Alaska at the historic Jane Pickens Theater Sunday Nov. 6, 2011. The new series, […]


Coast Guard Foundation Dinner

Coast Guard Foundation Dinner… In Boston!

The Coast Guard Foundation hosted their inaugural 1st Coast Guard District awards dinner Thursday at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston. Rear Adm. Daniel Neptun, commander of the 1st Coast Guard District, spoke during the dinner and highlighted […]


Air Station Cape Cod turns 41!

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod celebrated its 41st year of saving lives, preserving our nation’s natural resources, and enforcing U.S. law, Monday.   Capt. David Throop, the 14th commanding officer of the air station, hosted the ceremony to celebrate and […]


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