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 […]


Award Recipients

New Hamphsire Heros

  Written by Petty Officer Ayla Kelley Nearly seven years ago two young reporters were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. While enjoying a day on the beach and admiring massive waves Michael Garrity and Adam Sexton saw two young […]


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 […]


Gear stowage workshop

Cooperation Improves Regulation

Written by Petty Officer Rob Simpson Thousands of New England commercial fishermen take to the Atlantic waters throughout the year to catch bounties of fish by pulling nets behind their vessels. Called trawling, the nets are held open underwater and […]


Tactical Coxswain Training

Tactical Training; the first line of defense

Written by Lt.j.g. Erin Maureen Dixon, Sector Long Island Sound Members from Coast Guard Station New Haven, Conn., and Coast Guard Station Montauk, N.Y., recently teamed up for tactical coxswain training in New Haven Harbor.  A refresher for some and […]


Coast Guard Innovation Expo awards

JUNIPER crew shares Innovation Award

written by Petty Officer Rob Simpson U.S. Coast Guard cutter crews deployed to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response spent months making way through miles of oil floating on top of the Gulf of Mexico. All the oil they were […]


Coast Guard Alaska premiere in Newport, R.I.

Coast Guard Goes Prime Time

written by Petty Officer Ann Marie Gorden In the heart of Newport, R.I., the community gathered for a special preview of The Weather Channel’s Coast Guard Alaska at the historic Jane Pickens Theater Sunday Nov. 6, 2011. The new series, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Willow among icebergs

In the Midnight Sun

written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow’s officer of the day’s (OOD) eyes narrowed. Glancing at several different monitors, reading navigation information, the OOD was only focused on one thing: the 20-foot waves […]


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