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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Eagle inbound Brooklyn

Eagle’s unforgettable visit to the Big Apple

As Coast Guard Cutter Eagle transits north to New London, Conn., to complete its 75th anniversary voyage, the command and crew can reflect on a very busy, exciting, and successful visit to New York City. On Aug. 5, 2011, a parade of […]


Eagle arriving in Boston

7 photos that capture Eagle’s trip through Massachusetts

It’s been a proud week for the First Coast Guard District. Over the past several months, crews throughout the district have planned and prepared to welcome Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to New England ports in celebration of its 75th anniversary […]


Whale skeleton

Having a “whale” of a time in New Bedford

Written by 3rd Class Petty Officer Connie Terrell, U.S. Coast Guard First District public affairs. Four of the world’s largest mammals hovered over my head, almost close enough to touch. As amazing as it was to see four fully intact […]