Selfless service: Hampton Roads Coast Guard members volunteer

Selfless service: Hampton Roads Coast Guard members volunteer
Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn People who volunteer improve the lives of others in obvious ways. Recipients of community service efforts gain something tangible: a hot meal, a home improvement, funding or staffing where resources are lacking or nonexistent. Homeless veterans, single-parent families, environmental organizations and non-profit groups succeed when volunteers...

Letter to the Editor from commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May

Letter to the Editor from commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May
South Jersey Community, Thank you for your continued support of the U.S. Coast Guard’s recruit regiment this holiday season. Dozens of families and organizations will open their homes to approximately 190 of our nation’s most junior military members. This commitment to our service will not be forgotten by the staff here, and it will especially not be forgotten by the recruits who are being hosted....

Coast Guardsman sentenced to 5 years for committing a lewd act on a minor

Coast Guardsman sentenced to 5 years for committing a lewd act on a minor
HONOLULU — A Coast Guardsman was convicted of committing a lewd act on a minor and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice during a general court-martial at the United States District Court – District of Hawaii Thursday. Petty Officer 1st Class Shane E. Reese was found guilty of Article 120b of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for committing a lewd act on a minor on the...

Coast Guard Academy professor named 2015 Coast Guard Engineer of the Year

Coast Guard Academy professor named 2015 Coast Guard Engineer of the Year
NEW LONDON, Conn. — Dr. David Mazurek, a civil engineering professor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, has been named the winner of the 2015 U.S. Coast Guard Engineer of the Year Award. Mazurek was selected from a strong and diverse pool of exceptional nominees based on his educational, professional, and personal achievements. An expert in structural analysis and design who has served as an Academy...

Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Officials Receive Joint Operations Interdiction Award

 Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Officials Receive Joint Operations Interdiction Award
MIAMI— Office of National Drug Control Policy Deputy Director for Supply Reduction Marilyn Quagliotti presented the United States Interdiction Coordinator (USIC) Award to Coast Guard Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) Thursday. “Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos is an outstanding example of a partnership which employs existing capabilities to meet a wide range of demands,” said Deputy...

National Security Cutter departs Miami to Charleston homeport

National Security Cutter departs Miami to Charleston homeport
MIAMI – The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, the first national security cutter for the East Coast, departed Miami Friday on its maiden voyage to its homeport in Charleston. As the Coast Guard’s largest and newest 418-foot cutter, the Hamilton arrived Tuesday for its Miami port call at Bayfront Park after departing the Ingalls Shipbuilding facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi Nov. 1. In transit from...

Keeping mariners safe on the Northwest’s high desert

Keeping mariners safe on the Northwest's high desert
Story and photos by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley. Imagine being recently out of basic training and new to a unit. Its early morning and you find yourself harnessed in cliffside conducting maintenance on a navigational aid when you are greeted by the sound of hundreds of small leathery wings. For Fireman Abby Hamann that experience defined her first visit to the Snake River. “I was up on this...

Coast Guard Recruit Training Board of Advisors Meet in Cape May

Coast Guard Recruit Training Board of Advisors Meet in Cape May
CAPE MAY, N.J. — The U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Board of Advisors is holding their semi-annual meeting at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Nov. 13, 2014, to review and validate the vision, mission, strategic plan and purpose of recruit training. The board provided input and support to several training center initiatives including the training center’s changes to its physical fitness...

Celebrating veterans: 10th annual Veterans Day breakfast

Celebrating veterans: 10th annual Veterans Day breakfast
by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala Baltimore – More than 70 years of military service and five wars were represented by 200 attendees during the annual Veterans Day breakfast hosted by Elks Lodge #1044 of Crisfield, Maryland, Tuesday. Elks Lodge #1044 is a branch of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a national organization committed helping the community and honoring the...