Coast Guard Surfman awarded Cdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy

Coast Guard Surfman awarded Cdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy
Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Thornton, a Surfman and Boatswain’s Mate at Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, and recipient of the 2018 Cdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy, operates a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat by Barnegat Light, New Jersey, May 9, 2019.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson Twelve-foot seas, howling winds and dark night aren’t the typical conditions...

Catching Waves

Catching Waves
Petty Officer 1st Class James Corbisiero, a boatswain’s mate aboard Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, N.J., was relaxing after work when his cell phone rang. Unexpectedly, on the other line was Rear Adm. William “Dean” Lee, commander of the Coast Guard’s 5th District. He was calling to congratulate and thank the petty officer for his pride in service, calling him the functional equivalent...