Red Cross and Elks Lodge supporting Air Station Traverse City

Red Cross and Elks Lodge supporting Air Station Traverse City
A great story from 7&4 News in Traverse City, Michigan about what the Red Cross and local Elks lodge is doing to help the men and women of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City celebrate Christmas,

Coast Guard delivers 314 presents to local children

Coast Guard delivers 314 presents to local children
HONOLULU – Crewmembers from Oahu-based Coast Guard units delivered 314 Christmas presents to children at Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary School, a Honolulu school that draws from an underprivileged area of the island, Friday. Dozens of Coast Guardsmen took wish lists written by the children and collected by their teachers, purchased gifts and wrapped them. The crewmembers then delivered the gifts...

Coast Guardsman loses wedding ring and dives for it

Coast Guardsman loses wedding ring and dives for it
A U.S. Coast Guardsman lost his wedding ring over the side of his boat.  He decided diving for it was better than telling his wife he lost it.

Coast Guard Aviation – Born at Kitty Hawk with the Wright Brothers

Coast Guard Aviation - Born at Kitty Hawk with the Wright Brothers
Coast Guard aviators have patrolled the nation’s skies for nearly 100 years, but it wasn’t the pilots who first helped get the airplane off the ground. On a stretch of empty sand in the Outer Banks of North Carolina 111 years ago, a group of surfmen from Life-Saving Station Kill Devil Hills guarded the shore near the town of Kitty Hawk. The surfmen lived hidden away between the Atlantic Ocean...

Spouses’ Club Prepares Holiday Cheer for Coast Guard Recruits

Spouses' Club Prepares Holiday Cheer for Coast Guard Recruits
CAPE MAY, N.J. — Members of the Jersey Cape Military Spouses’ Club stuffed 335 stockings, Wednesday, that will be delivered to recruits at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May on Christmas Eve. The program known as “Stockings for Recruits” began four years ago and is intended to bring a little joy to those who will be away from home while they attend basic training during...

Coast Guard Florida: jumping into huge waves

Coast Guard Florida: jumping into huge waves
While training off the Oregon Coast, members of the U.S. Coast Guard experience some big waves.  

Coast Guardsman sentenced to 6 months confinement for sexual assault

Coast Guardsman sentenced to 6 months confinement for sexual assault
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Coast Guardsman was sentenced to six months confinement for Sexual Assault and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice during a general court-martial aboard Coast Guard Base Alameda Friday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Harold C. Sanchez was also sentenced to a reduction in pay grade to E-1, the military’s lowest pay grade, for Sexual Assault, Failure to Obey an Order...

Burlington, NC man promoted to honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer 34 years after retirement

Burlington, NC man promoted to honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer 34 years after retirement
BURLINGTON, NC — A Burlington native was promoted Tuesday to honorary Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer during a ceremony in Burlington 34 years following his retirement from the service. Clemon H. Terrell enlisted in 1950 as a steward, the only job available to African-Americans at the time in the Coast Guard, which provided limited promotion opportunities. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast...

Coast Guard recruits 1st in nation to vote for service’s top 10 videos of the year

Coast Guard recruits 1st in nation to vote for service's top 10 videos of the year
CAPE MAY, N.J. — Coast Guard Training Center Cape May will host the premiere of the Coast Guard’s Top 10 Videos of the year, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. for recruits and staff. The premiere will offer more than 200 recruits currently going through training a chance to view videos that highlight some of the service’s most compelling cases and be the first in the nation to cast their votes for their...