Zoosk takes measures to protect military members, preventing romance scams

Zoosk takes measures to protect military members, preventing romance scams
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crewmember embraces his loved one Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, as he returns home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) Let’s face it: dating is hard, especially if you’re in the military. Even if you’re not currently serving, finding the time to even “get out there” seems to be a rare event, forcing many...

Coast Guard commander in NC relieved of duties

Coast Guard commander in NC relieved of duties
Jan. 12–WILMINGTON — The Coast Guard announced Tuesday that its North Carolina commander has been temporarily relieved of duty due to “loss of confidence in his abilities to command.” The Coast Guard did not specify what Capt. Sean Murtagh did to bring about the change in command of Sector North Carolina. Spokesman Nate Littlejohn said only that “information...

Man going to federal prison after Marines and Coast Guard respond to prank call

Man going to federal prison after Marines and Coast Guard respond to prank call
A North Carolina man will be spending the next three years and five month behind bars in federal prison after pleading guilty to making faulty distress calls to the Coast Guard. According to WITN, Charles Dowd, 27, made a mayday call to the Coast Guard claiming that a boat with seven people was sinking near the Core Creek Bridge that spans the intracoastal waterway.  He claimed there was a child...

Coast Guard veteran honored for heroism in Vietnam War

Coast Guard veteran honored for heroism in Vietnam War
In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 photo, Coast Guard veteran William Carr, of Davenport, Iowa, stands in front of a plaque honoring him on the Wall of Gallantry in the Coast Guard Academy’s Hall of Heroes in New London, Conn. Carr was honored at a ceremony on Friday for his heroism when he led a patrol boat crew that responded to a fire at a Navy weapons and supply base in Vietnam in 1968. He received...

Coast Guard finds 1 body from US cargo ship caught in hurricane

Coast Guard finds 1 body from US cargo ship caught in hurricane
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the search for a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin. All times local: 10:15 a.m. The Coast Guard says it found the body of one crew member from a U.S.-based cargo ship that sank during a hurricane off the Bahamas. Capt. Mark Fedor said Monday that an airborne crew spotted...

Coast Guard Festival 2015

Coast Guard Festival 2015
The festival unofficially began in 1924 as a Coast Guard personnel only picnic when the local Coast Guard station held rowing competitions for those service members stationed in Grand Haven, Michigan. Today the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival has become a premier event with attendance of over 350,000 people including the nations highest ranking Coast Guard dignitaries from Washington, D.C. The focus...

Coast Guard offers hope of finding missing Florida teens alive

Coast Guard offers hope of finding missing Florida teens alive
UPDATE : The search is now totally in Georgia, the Coast Guard told The Palm Beach Post early Tuesday.  Coast Guard search-and-rescue teams have covered more than 28,000 square nautical miles as they continue to move north into Southern Georgia. By Adam Sacasa and Mike Clary, Sun Sentinel JUPITER, Fla. _ More than three days after two 14-year-old boys disappeared on what was supposed to be a routine...

Coast Guard crew takes on 15 foot waves in icy water

Coast Guard crew takes on 15 foot waves in icy water
A Coast Guard crew aboard Station Chatham’s 42-foot Special Purpose Craft – Near Shore Lifeboat crashes through the surf of the Merrimack River bar during surf training, March 1 – 2, 2012. In addition to training, Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Perkins also received a check ride to certify him as an SPC-NLB surfman. Surfmen are the service’s most highly trained boat handlers....

HD POV: What Its Like To Be A Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer

HD POV: What Its Like To Be A Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer
A U.S. Coast Guard crew from San Diego conducts rescue swimmer training off the coast of Newport Beach, California with a GoPro camera. The training gives pilots, rescue swimmers, and flight mechanics the opportunity to practice rescue techniques to simulate real distress situations. Filmed on May 4, 2015. Enter to win your own GoPro Camera here