Coast Guard

June 19, 2018

There was no word on Monday about the future of a contract to overhaul the Coast Guard’s fleet of C-130 aircraft at Base Elizabeth City — even though a spokesman for the current contractor said last month his company expected a decision by now.

June 19, 2018

The company with the contract to maintain and repair Coast Guard C-130 aircraft at Base Elizabeth City apparently will continue to have it for at least another six months.

June 17, 2018

I’ve heard the same thing over and over again. Every parent of a graduate that I have spoken to has had the same sentiment: time has just flown by.

It doesn’t seem possible that the person we still see as a little girl is now 18 years old and has graduated from high school.

It seems…


May 31, 2018

The aviation services contractor that maintains the Coast Guard’s fleet of C-130 aircraft at Base Elizabeth City is still awaiting word on whether its bid to continue the contract work will be approved by the Coast Guard.

Michael Mount, a spokesman for Leonardo DRS, confirmed Wednesday that…


May 27, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center is losing a dedicated and appreciative employee this week.

Carl E. Woody will retire the end of this month with more than half a century of military service and government civil service.

“I just enjoyed it,” said Woody on his 50 years and…

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May 20, 2018

They call them “legacy cadets.” Our daughter will officially be one when she reports to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on July 2.

She will be following in her father’s footsteps, while creating her own path as one of the newest members of the Coast Guard.

Her decision to accept her…


May 06, 2018

While Gary Sinise may be best known for his role as Lt. Dan Taylor in the Academy Award winning film “Forrest Gump,” he is also known for being an ardent supporter of military families.

Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band perform concerts around the world to raise spirits, funds, and…


April 27, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard has concluded its probe of a noose found in a hangar at Base Elizabeth City, determining the incident wasn’t evidence of racial hatred but instead was a bad joke, an agency spokeswoman said this week.

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…

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