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November 19, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn.  — One night in 1969, Kent Williams was commanding a Coast Guard patrol boat off the coast of Vietnam when a Mayday call came from a naval unit on the beach. The Americans were under attack, and at risk of being overrun by North Vietnamese troops.

Over the next several…

Coast Guard Vietnam Combat

November 05, 2017

Coast Guard surveys damage after Nor’easter

BOSTON — Coast Guard crews from Maine to Rhode Island are surveying damage caused by a powerful storm that hit the Northeast region late last week.

Coast Guard crews have identified more than 50 vessels torn from their moorings. Many were…

November 05, 2017


The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bear returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Va. on Oct. 28, after a 28-day deployment providing hurricane relief in Puerto Rico and enforcing fisheries laws on he way home.

The Bear left Portsmouth Oct. 1 and set course for San Juan to take part in a mission…


November 02, 2017

JARVISBURG — A retiree and member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is continuing his work to honor the grave of Benjamin Bowser, the second commanding officer of the all-black Pea Island Life-Saving Station.


November 02, 2017

Every parent will tell you that time flies when your children are growing up. It seems like just yesterday our daughter was attending her first day of kindergarten at J.C. Sawyer Elementary School.

We blinked, and suddenly she’s a high school senior and applying to colleges. Like other…

October 28, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering canceling improvements to Base Elizabeth City's primary runway that could have forced it to close for four months, Base Elizabeth City Cmdr. Randy Meador said this week.

Meador shared news of the Coast Guard’s decision to rethink the runway’s…

10-28 runway lights Coast Guard

October 22, 2017

We were awakened by the strong smell of smoke. It was nearly 3 a.m., and we thought something very close by was on fire.

October 22, 2017

Over 800 vessels

removed after Irma

MIAMI — The Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF 10) Florida Unified Command continues making progress in its mission to mitigate pollution threats across Florida from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma.

Currently, 858 displaced vessels have been removed…

October 22, 2017

A new scam is targeting boat owners looking to save a little time online, but it’s costing them hundreds of dollars: Websites offering documentation renewal services for a fee.

These websites lure boaters with the appearance and convenience of an official government website, but, just because…


October 22, 2017

Holland Ricks, director of U.S. Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City's Morale, Well-Being and Recreation program, is proud of his staff. That's why he took time recently to speak about two of his newest additions to the program, Valerie Phillips and Michael Hill.

Phillips joined the MWR staff a little…

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