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

10 years strong: The 45-foot Response Boat - Medium
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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...

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...

Historic lighthouse a modern-day marvel

Historic lighthouse a modern-day marvel
Cape Lookout Lighthouse shines from Cape Lookout National Seashore southeast of Harkers Island, North Carolina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) The Coast Guard recently overcame various hurdles in North Carolina to keep the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse shining. Some of the light’s rare components sustained storm damage in mid-January and the light was without...

Boston C4IT officer awarded for leadership

Boston C4IT officer awarded for leadership
Lt. Edward Costa, field operations officer for Base Boston C4IT department, goes through a server with Samuel Kornreich Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Petty Officer Nicole J. Groll On Feb. 16, 2018, Lt. Edward Costa, field operations officer for the Coast Guard Base Boston C4IT department, was shocked and humbled when he won the Cmdr....

From civilian to Coast Guard leader

From civilian to Coast Guard leader
Seaman Brandon Gannon manages the small boat lowering detail as the only qualified boat deck captain aboard Coast Guard cutter Active, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll Almost two years ago, 23-year-old Brandon Gannon lived at home in Reedsport, Oregon; finishing high school and preparing for college....

Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco reaches 100th life saved in 2017

Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco reaches 100th life saved in 2017
Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Lt. Matthew Udkow ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco personnel reached their 100th life saved in 2017, Nov. 12, when they medevaced a fisherman near Pescadero Point. “I am extremely proud of the hard work, training and dedication of the men and women of Air Station San Francisco,” said Capt....

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns to Portsmouth after hurricane relief, marine resources protection mission

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns to Portsmouth after hurricane relief, marine resources protection mission
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bear conducts a hurricane relief supply onload in Port Everglades, Florida, Oct. 4, 2017. From left to right is Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Fitzgerald, Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Stephens, Seaman Alexis Gove, Petty Officer 1st Class Ty Coulter, and Seaman Leon Ulrich. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christin Solomon) By Petty Officer 2nd Class Christin...

Coast Guard firearms instructor uses sharp eye, soft hand to train maritime law enforcers

Coast Guard firearms instructor uses sharp eye, soft hand to train maritime law enforcers
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Cassandra Kintzley, works to qualify Coast Guard members in weapons handling.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham. Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham As the last bullets pierced the paper target, Cassandra Kintzley’s tight eyes eased, allowing her face to fall into a smile. She raised her arms and gently applauded. The...

Spouses to the rescue; Snacks on deck

Spouses to the rescue; Snacks on deck
NEW YORK – Lt. Justin Gear (left), Stephanie Parker (middle), and Cindi Smith (right) hold up the blue bags of care packages the New York Area Spouses Club put together for distribution, September 21, 2017.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy.) by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy New York – For the past seven decades New York City has played host to the country’s...