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 […]


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 […]


Falmouth Road Race

Getting fit in Falmouth

written by PA2 Ayla Kelley Every year Falmouth, Mass. hosts the annual New Balance Falmouth Road Race with more than 11,000 runners participating. This year 33 of those people running are Coast Guard men and women from various Coast Guard […]


man-overboard drill

Arctic ambassador: Willow’s voyage north

written by PA3 Luke Clayton The Rhode Island sun shined down on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow the morning of July 28, 2011.  The dew on the black paint glistened as the crew made preparations to get underway.  Families […]


Locking hands

Practice makes perfect: Coast Guard Station Merrimack River trains to save lives

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell and Petty Officer 3rd Class Amber Mitchell “Going in!” yelled a boat crewman just before covering his face with his hand and stepping off the side of a Coast Guard boat, splashing into the […]


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 […]


Fireman Peter Sikora

Station Burlington: waist-deep and charging forward

Written by Lieutenant Nick Barrow and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ayla Kelley Coast Guard Fireman Peter Sikora holds the American flag tightly in his arms. When reveille is played, he hoists it honorably and salutes until the trumpets go silent. Sikora […]


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 […]


Protecting life, the environment and your wallet

Written by Lt. Paul Rhynard, Coast Guard public affairs. Dedication to the safety of life at sea is at the core of the Coast Guard’s cultural fabric. It’s also why National Safe Boating Week is one of our favorite times […]


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