Ride for your life: How one Coast Guardsman teaches motorcyclists to BikeSafe

Ride for your life: How one Coast Guardsman teaches motorcyclists to BikeSafe
Petty Officer 1st Class Terry Hasenauer maneuvers his motorcycle during a BikeSafe North Carolina assessor course in Bogue, North Carolina. (Photo by Travis Howard) Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki First, he tugs on a well-worn leather jacket, adjusting the sleeves and closing the zipper with a metallic swish. Then he laces up his sturdy leather boots, fingers flying deftly through...

Coast Guard member helps police arrest suspect at Wal-Mart

Coast Guard member helps police arrest suspect at Wal-Mart
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Roger Brown with his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Bella and Sophie. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — It was 8:15 p.m. on April 27 when Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Roger Brown approached the exit of Wal-Mart, car keys jingling in one hand, a single plastic bag swinging from the other. In the bag was an assortment of frozen fruit that would become his breakfast smoothie...

One with nature: SK2 Cody Kemp

One with nature: SK2 Cody Kemp
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Cody Kemp pets his hound dog, Odin, at his home in Port Orchard, Wash., Feb. 16, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi. by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Cody Kemp’s love for the outdoors started around age 13 when his father began taking him on hiking trips. Daylong trips...

An invisible danger: New England waters remain cold into spring

An invisible danger: New England waters remain cold into spring
Petty Officer 3rd Class Perry Derrenbacher, a crewmember at Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor, New Hampshire. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi Timothy Bare clung to the inside of his capsized kayak as the 43-degree water soaked through his clothing. As his core body temperature dropped, his natural reflexes kicked in,...

Boatswains among birds — the secret salts of Elizabeth City

Boatswains among birds — the secret salts of Elizabeth City
A view of Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina’s, boathouse, March 10, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) Elizabeth City, NC – Perhaps the best kept boat station secret in the Mid-Atlantic region lies nestled within the largest Coast Guard facility in the country, at Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City in Eastern North Carolina. Coast Guard Station Elizabeth...

Collaboration and Wealth of Experience Brought Together in Key West

Partners from the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative’s (CBSI) Technical Assist Field Team (TAFT) gather for photo aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter William Trump following an exchange in Key West, Fla. Story and photos by: Lt. Cmdr. Ryan P. Kelley When it comes to combating transnational criminal organizations in the Caribbean and securing America’s borders, the cooperation with partner nations...

Cadets give facelift to Coast Guard fleet

Cadets give facelift to Coast Guard fleet
Cadet Jennifer Haley and Cadet Samuel Park discuss the design process of their naval architecture capstone project at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Barger. By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Barger NEW LONDON, Conn. – A group of cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are working on designs to replace some of the oldest ships in...

Frigid flying: Coast Guard aircrews take on New England Winter

Frigid flying: Coast Guard aircrews take on New England Winter
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod’s MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew prepares to take off in Massachusetts, Jan. 19, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll Freezing rain? Teeth-chattering temperatures? Limited visibility? Coast Guard aircrews are still ready to fly. At Air Station Cape Cod, aviation maintenance and electronic...

Coast Guard rescue swimmers gear up against frigid New England conditions

Coast Guard rescue swimmers gear up against frigid New England conditions
Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Munk, an aviation survival technician, walks in full cold weather gear on the tarmac of Air Station Cape Cod in Massachusetts on Jan. 19, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Nicole J. Groll) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll Water temperature: 39 degrees. Air temp: 36 degrees. A stiff wind was in the air; “it’s going to be a cold one,” thought...