Coast Guard

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…

February 11, 2018

As a Coast Guard health services technician, calls can come any time of the day or night, regardless of who is on duty or standing watch. One such call came for HS3 Andrew Paiyarat at 12:10 a.m. on April 2.

"That one I'll never forget," Paiyarat said. "The call came in that somebody ran into the…


February 11, 2018

Hartnett presents ALC awards

Capt. Randy Hartnett (right), commanding officer of the Coast Guard’s Aviation Logistics Center, presented awards to ALC’s Aviation Logistics Division team members. Those presented awards included (l-r) Robert Eichenlaub, 5 year Length of Service award;…


February 11, 2018

For Coast Guard members, this time of year is about waiting – especially this year. While many families are waiting for orders of where they will be transferred in the coming months, the entire service is waiting for an announcement of the nominee for the Coast Guard Commandant.


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