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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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