New Coast Guard admiral to lead the Mid-Atlantic

New Coast Guard admiral to lead the Mid-Atlantic
Rear Adm. Keith Smith, commander, Coast Guard’s 5th District, speaks to attendees at the Coast Guard 5th District’s official change of command ceremony in Alexandria Virginia, August 10, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Andy Winz Alexandria, VA – Often the Coast Guard is defined by its actions and reputation as one of the world’s premiere maritime lifesaving and law enforcement...

A Day in the life of Coast Guard Station Miami engineers

A Day in the life of Coast Guard Station Miami engineers
Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Cordero torques a bolt on a Coast Guard Station Miami 45-foot Response Boat-Medium at Station Miami, July 19, 2018. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — When people think of Coast Guard smallboat stations, they think of the marine assets. They picture the 45-foot Response Boat-Medium or the 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement....

Self-proclaimed “quiet person in the corner” makes big impact

Self-proclaimed "quiet person in the corner" makes big impact
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Haworth receives the Coast Guard’s MCPO Pearl Faurie Leadership Award at the 2018 Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium in San Diego, June 21, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium) “Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Haworth!” Applause rumbled to life at the San Diego Convention Center and...

Coast Guard member becomes a U.S. citizen in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard member becomes a U.S. citizen in St. Petersburg
Seaman Kenwyn Berkeley stands with his family in St. Petersburg, Florida, after taking the Oath of Allegiance to become a U.S. citizen Friday, June 29, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As a young boy, he played on the beaches in Trinidad and Tobago, now he is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard and official citizen of the country he...

Coast Guard rescues 25-year-old man spotted at sea off Florida

Coast Guard rescues 25-year-old man spotted at sea off Florida
A 25-year-old man treads water 5 miles east of Port Everglades Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Coast Guard rescue crews spotted the man and rescued him after being notified he was missing from a 456-foot Liberian-flagged container ship. U.S. Coast Guard illustration courtesy of Air Station Miami. A 25-year-old Filipino lost at sea off the coast of South Florida was plucked from the drink on Wednesday, all...

Raising the bar in a single hoist, Cadets redesign modern helicopter rescue basket

Raising the bar in a single hoist, Cadets redesign modern helicopter rescue basket
NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering cadets test out their new rescue basket design at a local simulator facility, April 18, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Foguth. NEW LONDON, Conn. — Coast Guard Academy Mechanical Engineering cadets have been prototyping a new and improved rescue basket, which could revolutionize the way the Coast...

Hope in the harbor – a kayaker’s fight for rescue

Hope in the harbor - a kayaker's fight for rescue
Gary Pierce, a Kayaker from Winthrop, Massachusetts, pauses for a photo after being interviewed about being rescued by the Coast Guard Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Winthrop Massachusetts.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Andrew Barresi) By Petty Officer Andrew Barresi Pierce desperately dug his paddles into the choppy water. Stroke after stroke, he fought the October wind as the waves battered...

10 years strong: The 45-foot Response Boat – Medium

10 years strong: The 45-foot Response Boat - Medium
45-foot Response Boat-Medium 45601 file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Reynolds stood on a wooden Coast Guard pier looking to the water’s edge at an orange and silver boat used for saving lives and assisting mariners in distress, and bears the numbers 45601, as a small smile appeared on his face. “I’d...

Coast Guardsman leads service’s first women’s rugby team at Las Vegas tournament

Coast Guardsman leads service’s first women’s rugby team at Las Vegas tournament
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Courtney Gamache poses for a portrait in the Naval Engineering Department on base, Feb. 27, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki) Scrum. Ruck. Mulligrubber. Knock-on. Maul. Grubberkick. For anyone unfamiliar with the sport of rugby, these terms might sound like components of a foreign language. For Petty Officer 2nd Class Courtney...