Celebrating 225 years of Great Lakes U.S. Coast Guard history

Celebrating 225 years of Great Lakes U.S. Coast Guard history
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard men and women celebrate the service’s legacy with our neighbors, communities and maritime partners Tuesday, in honor of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 225th birthday. The Coast Guard’s foundation traces back to a law President George Washington signed on Aug. 4, 1790, authorizing the construction of 10 revenue cutters to work under the leadership of the first Secretary of...

Coast Guard celebrates 225th birthday

Coast Guard celebrates 225th birthday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The U.S. Coast Guard will celebrate 225 years of service to the Nation and the communities in which it serves, Tuesday. The Coast Guard traces its history back to the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton proposed building sea-going revenue cutters to collect revenue for the new Republic and serve as “useful sentinels of the law.” President George Washington...

Clean, Reliable and Safe – Who Makes the Decision?

Clean, Reliable and Safe - Who Makes the Decision?
Chief Warrant Officer Aaron Studie climbs a Jacob’s ladder to perform a vessel inspection.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Darryl W. Bradshaw) Baltimore – Inspections guarantee the fulfillment of a required specification. Some, like skydiving, are easily seen as a necessity for safe operation and safety of the consumer. So do you think to look for an inspection sticker...

Navy League presents 2015 Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award to South Jersey Coast Guardsman

Navy League presents 2015 Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award to South Jersey Coast Guardsman
Atlantic City –  A crewmember at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, received the 2015 Douglas A. Munro Inspirational Leadership Award during a ceremony at the Navy League of the United States National Convention held June 19. Petty Officer 2nd Class Noel Cordero, a storekeeper in the supply division of Air Station Atlantic City, was recognized for her performance of duty while...

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...

Fins in the water

Fins in the water
Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Thigpen (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn “I took the injured woman first,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Thigpen, an aviation survival technician (AST) at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City (ASEC), North Carolina. “We were doing fast-basket recoveries to the helicopter, but I had...

Patriot’s Pallette: Chart Art

Patriot's Pallette:  Chart Art
Story and photos by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen A patriot’s palette comprises more colors than red, white and blue. A vast array of tones is a testament to true devotion to country. A Coast Guardsman in South Jersey shows his true colors and patriotism through the gift of art, a talent he considers a hobby. Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Lacy, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station Atlantic...

Coast Guard fathers: Things I’d like to pass on to my kids

Coast Guard fathers: Things I’d like to pass on to my kids
Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Fink poses with his four children – Finnian, Odin, Rylan and Tristan. Photo courtesy of MST2 Stephen Fink. by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala There are many things a father wishes to pass on to his children. Sometimes it’s his good looks or his straight teeth, or maybe it’s his love of cars or fishing skills.  While many Coast Guard fathers would like...

Serving side by side

Serving side by side
by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn “My daughter, Madison, really wanted scrambled eggs one Saturday morning,” said Cmdr. Eva Van Camp, Chief of Response for Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads. “I had been called in to help work a search and rescue case in the command center and my husband doesn’t cook. He had to YouTube “how to make scrambled eggs” to prepare breakfast for her. But...