Coast Guard

April 22, 2018

One of the most difficult things for military families is being away from extended family – especially during difficult times.

My uncle passed away this week, and I found myself feeling disconnected from the rest of my family. Most of them still live in Northwest Washington State, while our…


April 08, 2018

Month of the Military Child started in 1986. That’s when Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger designated April as Month of the Military Child, as a month to recognize military children for the sacrifices they make, and to honor their contributions to communities around the world.

Since that…


March 25, 2018

I don’t remember it being this difficult.

March 11, 2018

In September 2017, 58 U.S. Coast Guard families from Puerto Rico, displaced by the devastating hurricane Maria, were given refuge at Base Elizabeth City. They were welcomed with food, shelter, and entertainment put together by the base Morale, Welfare and Recreation department.

Helping to lead that…


March 11, 2018

WASHINGTON — Stacy Bilodeau, representing the U.S. Coast Guard, was selected as one of the six finalists for the Armed Forces Insurance Branch Military Spouse of the Year, according to a release from the U.S. Coast Guard

Bilodeau was named the Coast Guard's representative, along with five…


March 11, 2018

In his fourth and final State of the Coast Guard Address, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft reflected on the service’s challenges and accomplishments over the last year, provided a current overview of the service, and outlined its priorities for the future.

He spoke about “one of…


February 25, 2018

BEACH HAVEN, N.J.  — Two common problems in coastal areas — eroded beaches, and clogged inlets hazardous for boat traffic — have a mutual solution.

Coastal areas around the country are dredging clogged inlets to make them easier and safer to navigate, and using the sand they…

Inlet Dredging-Wider Beaches

February 25, 2018

Safety zone enforced

at Oregon Inlet site

WILMINGTON — The Coast Guard is intermittently enforcing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oregon Inlet to ensure public safety during the Herbert C. Bonner bridge construction from Jan. 29 to March 24.

While activated, the safety…


February 25, 2018

BOLIVIA, N.C. — Bobbing listlessly in a small harbor near Dutchman Creek Park in Southport, a large boat drifted aimlessly in the wind before jerking to a halt, caught by its anchor. Mere feet from the boat, only the mast of another was visible above the water.

As Southport resident Autumn…

February 25, 2018

We were surrounded by portraits of Douglas Munro upon entering Munro Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The paintings adorn the walls of the lobby, and depict a young, happy Coast Guardsman.

In the Munro Hall Guest Housing rooms, a short biography in the welcome booklet…

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