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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The new guy in town

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell   “Map it out … know what you want to do,” said the 1st Coast Guard District’s new command master chief, Master Chief Petty Officer David Rochefort, during his first visit to […]


Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz

Coast Guard admiral becomes first woman to lead a U.S. service academy

Today is a significant waypoint not only in Coast Guard history, but in American history. This morning Rear Admiral Sandra Stosz assumed command as the United States Coast Guard Academy’s first woman superintendent. This also makes her the first woman to command any U.S. service academy.


Adm. Papp: One year and on track

Update: Paragraph seven has been corrected to reflect that “a fifth [NSC] was fully funded in the 2011 appropriation.” The following blog was posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Adm. Bob Papp. Last Friday, I had the opportunity […]


President Obama addresses the Class of 2011

UPDATE: Click here to watch President Barack Obama’s commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2011. Post written by Lt. Connie Braesch, U.S. Coast Guard public affairs. Today, President Barack Obama welcomed the Coast Guard’s newest officers into […]