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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Presentation of award

Honoring a humble hero

Written by Lt. j.g. Erin Dixon It takes a split second for the routine to turn life-threatening, for confidence to turn to fear and for an average person to become a hero. In October 2009 John Singer was fishing off […]


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 […]


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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