Standing the watch over the Graveyard of the Atlantic

Standing the watch over the Graveyard of the Atlantic
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup Beneath the roiling waters of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, thousands of ships rest in a salty graveyard. For hundreds of years, mariners have nicknamed the area the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” based on the history of ships lost in its waters. Even for experienced Coast Guard members, traversing the area can prove a difficult task. “It’s...

Coast Guard to honor first keeper of U.S. Life Saving Station in Louisville, Kentucky

Coast Guard to honor first keeper of U.S. Life Saving Station in Louisville, Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – In upholding the core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty, the Coast Guard will pay tribute to Capt. William Devan Jr. Monday, October 1st at 1:00 p.m., at St. Louis Cemetery in Louisville. Captain Devan was the first keeper of the U.S. Lifesaving Station #10 in Louisville. He was the keeper from the initial creation of Station #10, served from 1881 to 1911,...

Chicago Coast Guard Units celebrate Coast Guard Day with Broadway musical HAMILTON

Chicago Coast Guard Units celebrate Coast Guard Day with Broadway musical HAMILTON
Chicago-area Coast Guard members celebrated Coast Guard Day at the Chicago production of the Broadway musical Hamilton Aug. 4, 2018. Alexander Hamilton, then Secretary of the Treasury, is considered the founding father of the Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). CHICAGO — Coast Guard members from throughout the Chicago area celebrated Coast Guard Day by attending and visiting with members of the...

San Francisco Coast Guard member becomes 4th active female surfman

San Francisco Coast Guard member becomes 4th active female surfman
Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna Duffy, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station Golden Gate, poses with surfmen from Coast Guard Stations Golden Gate and Bodega Bay after receiving the surfman designation during a ceremony Station Golden Gate in Sausalito, California, March 9, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall/Released) SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard...

Rear Adm. Austin presents Gold Lifesaving Medal replicas at ceremony on Harkers Island, NC

Rear Adm. Austin presents Gold Lifesaving Medal replicas at ceremony on Harkers Island, NC
Retired U.S. Life-Saving Serviceman and U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Ira Lewis shares stories of patrolling beaches during World War II with Coast Guard Lt. j.g. William O’Connor and Chief Warrant Officer Greg Gage at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island, North Carolina, Feb. 11, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer John...

Coast Guard commissions Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser

Coast Guard commissions Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser salutes as they bring the ship to life during the commissioning ceremony (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard commissioned its newest fast response cutter, the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser, into service during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday. The Winslow...

Preserving History: Indian River Life-Saving Station

Preserving History: Indian River Life-Saving Station
 Indian River Life-Saving Station in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef Before the Coast Guard was formed in 1915, the U.S. Life-Saving Service was tasked with life-saving missions. One of the most historic life-saving stations is located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay. Built in 1876, the pumpkin and cranberry-colored...

National Security Cutter James continues commissioning cruise to Charleston homeport

National Security Cutter James continues commissioning cruise to Charleston homeport
Cutter James pulls away from its dock in Fells Point, Baltimore, Aug. 21, 2015 after a three-day port call.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard’s newest National Security Cutter, James, continues its commissioning cruise departing Baltimore today after a three-day public relations port call. Coast Guard Cutter James, recently commissioned...

Coast Guard newest National Security Cutter makes a Baltimore port call; open for public tours

Coast Guard newest National Security Cutter makes a Baltimore port call; open for public tours
Crew members aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay, Maryland, provide support as the Coast Guard Cutter James pulls into port at Fells Point in Baltimore Aug. 18, 2015.  (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin) BALTIMORE — Fresh from commissioning festivities in Boston, Coast Guard’s newest National Security Cutter, Coast Guard Cutter...