Coast Guard rescues 5 people 60 miles east of Cape Charles, VA

Coast Guard rescues 5 people 60 miles east of Cape Charles, VA
Crew of the fishing vessel Langley Douglas give a thumbs-up after being rescued by Air Station Elizabeth City personnel 60 miles east of Cape Charles, Virginia, Sept. 11, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Elizabeth City) ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City helicopter crews rescued five people after their fishing vessel sank 60 miles east of Cape Charles, Virginia,...

Giving back to move forward

Giving back to move forward
Coast Guard Cmdr. Warren Judge, executive officer of Base Elizabeth City, North Carolina, poses for a photograph outside the command building on base, Aug. 10, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki) Elizabeth City, NC – If ever you enter the office of Coast Guard Cmdr. Warren Judge, he will most likely greet you not with a handshake, but with a fist bump. It...

Coast Guard ‘paper pusher’ answers the call for help after car wreck

Coast Guard ‘paper pusher’ answers the call for help after car wreck
Petty Officer 2nd Class Nancy Wilson stands where she assisted a man ejected from his vehicle in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, June 7, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) Elizabeth City – Kicking a plume of dust into the morning air, a Chevy Tahoe veered off Route 17 South, hit a ditch, rolled and ejected its driver. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class...

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...

First Coast Guard C-27J Enters Programmed Depot Maintenance

First Coast Guard C-27J Enters Programmed Depot Maintenance
The first C-27J inducted into programmed depot maintenance (PDM), CGNR 2702, awaits a routine overhaul in one of the Heavy Maintenance Facility hangars at Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City, North Carolina. U.S. Coast Guard photo. The Coast Guard HC-27J Asset Project Office (APO) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, inducted the first C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance (MRS) aircraft, CGNR 2702, into...

Coast Guard, Elizabeth City State University sign memorandum of agreement

Coast Guard, Elizabeth City State University sign memorandum of agreement
Dr. Thomas Conway, the Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University, and Rear Adm. Meredith Austin, commander of the Coast Guard 5th District, shake hands following the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the service and the college in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on Sept. 13, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Kip Casto. Elizabeth City, NC = The Coast Guard and Elizabeth City State University...

Base Elizabeth City welcomes NC Governor on Coast Guard Day

Base Elizabeth City welcomes NC Governor on Coast Guard Day
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory delivers a proclamation while Coast Guard Commander Bruce Brown, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City, North Carolina, looks on during the Coast Guard Day picnic on base August 4, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki/Released) WILMINGTON, N.C. – Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City welcomed North...

Coast Guard, local agencies to hold active-shooter exercise on Base Elizabeth City, NC

Coast Guard, local agencies to hold active-shooter exercise on Base Elizabeth City, NC
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City personnel and local agencies are scheduled to hold an active-shooter response exercise Friday at 8 a.m. at Base Elizabeth City. The exercise will involve simulated active shooters, police, building sweeps and medical response, followed by training for first responders. Agencies involved in the exercise include: Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City...

Make-A-Wish hero saves the weekend

Make-A-Wish hero saves the weekend
Elizabeth City – The Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter banked hard, flying around the last reported location of the distressed swimmer. The eyes of the helicopter crew were glued to the water, searching for any sign of splashing or movement. The crew’s newest member, Isaac Simmons started pointing and yelling over the headset. “I see him! I see him,” shouted Simmons as he spotted...