Behind the Scenes: Coast Guard Search and Rescue

Behind the Scenes: Coast Guard Search and Rescue
The operations specialists on duty listen intently to a radio call in Coast Guard Sector Southeastern’s command center on Aug. 12, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll “Mariners in the vicinity of Great Point Nantucket Sound, be on the lookout for three persons in the water…” Coast Guard Petty Officer...

Elliott and Luna: A Coast Guard explosive detection team

Elliott and Luna: A Coast Guard explosive detection team
An evaluator watches as Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Elliott Felix and his canine partner, Luna, work together during an annual re-certification test administered by Transportation Security Administration personnel at a warehouse in Seattle, Sept. 19, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi. by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi Her partner walks beside her,...

Coast Guard, National Park Service celebrate Boston Light’s 300th anniversary

Coast Guard, National Park Service celebrate Boston Light's 300th anniversary
Adm. Paul Zukunft, the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presents Boston Light lighthouse Keeper Sally Snowman the Coast Guard Commanders Award for Civilian Service on Little Brewster Island, Mass., September 14, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd class LaNola Stone. BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with the National Park Service and Boston Harbor Now celebrated Boston Light’s...

Sally Snowman: Keeper of America’s lighthouse

Sally Snowman: Keeper of America’s lighthouse
Sally Snowman, keeper of Boston Lighthouse, lowers the American flag, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 on Little Brewster Island in Boston Harbor.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi The lighthouse stood tall atop the small rocky island in Boston’s outer harbor. Its profile against the horizon could be seen from a distance and grew larger...

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia relights Apra Harbor entrance buoy off Guam

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia relights Apra Harbor entrance buoy off Guam
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia monitors a new Apra Outer Harbor Entrance Lighted Buoy No. 1 (LLNR 30690) while finishing touches are placed on the chain that connects it to its anchor rock off Guam, Aug. 26, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers/Released) by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers Water spews from a hole in the side of a massive green buoy as it is hauled...

70 years after crash strangers keep service members memories alive

70 years after crash strangers keep service members memories alive
The name of Petty Officer 3rd Class Alfred Warm is displayed on a granite memorial, Sunday, July 3, 2016, on Mount Tom near Holyoke, Massachusetts. (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi It was 1946 and World War II had just come to an end. Petty Officer 3rd Class Alfred Warm was on his way home.  An entire life – limitless in possibility...

Church creates song calling Coasties “faggots” who are condemned to hell

Church creates song calling Coasties "faggots" who are condemned to hell
The Westboro Baptist Church released a press release on July 5th stating their intent to picket a Florida-based Coast Guard Air Station. In the inflammatory extremist group’s news release they stated their visit would take place at USCG’s Clearwater Air Station on July 10th. “We will come to Clearwater with God’s message — REPENT OR PERISH — and share our scriptural...

Coast Guard Station Gloucester honors one-of-a-kind Shipmate

Coast Guard Station Gloucester honors one-of-a-kind Shipmate
Matty Marcone waits to get underway at Coast Guard Station Gloucester May 18, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham By Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham  When Michael Palelli saw 19-year-old Matty Marcone’s story on the news he said it hit him like a ton of bricks. The piece highlighted the Massachusetts native and Canton High School student donning his school’s...

Dinner and a rescue

Dinner and a rescue
Coast Guard Station Fort Macon Fireman James D. Sanders, Jr., stands outside the station, Friday, May 20, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup and Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn Five women, all senior citizens, gathered for a photo on a pier outside a waterfront restaurant in Beaufort, North Carolina, on the evening...