Air Station Cape Cod turns 41!

Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod celebrated its 41st year of saving lives, preserving our nation’s natural resources, and enforcing U.S. law, Monday.   Capt. David Throop, the 14th commanding officer of the air station, hosted the ceremony to celebrate and […]


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 […]


Eagle inbound Brooklyn

Eagle’s unforgettable visit to the Big Apple

As Coast Guard Cutter Eagle transits north to New London, Conn., to complete its 75th anniversary voyage, the command and crew can reflect on a very busy, exciting, and successful visit to New York City. On Aug. 5, 2011, a parade of […]


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 […]


Chief Petty Officer Jason Olsen meets with town selectmen

Station Menemsha, one year later

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton It has been one year since U.S. Coast Guard Station Menemsha’s boathouse caught fire July 12, 2010, and efforts to build a new boathouse are well underway. Although investigators were unable to […]


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 […]


Riding Colors

Written by 3rd Class Petty Officer Luke Clayton We see it everywhere; on houses, people, clothes, cars, and uniforms. Some of us salute it. Some of us consider it a part of the routine. The American flag is everywhere, and […]


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 […]


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