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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]