Coast Guard

November 19, 2017

12 Guardsmen given

Navy combat ribbon

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Twelve Coast Guardsmen assigned to the Maritime Security Response Team in Chesapeake were presented with the Navy Combat Action Ribbon Tuesday by Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area.

The 12-man Coast Guard…

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 19, 2017

For the Krimmel family, service above self is not just a saying. It’s a way of life. Three of Bill and Elise Krimmel’s children have followed in their father and grandfather’s footsteps and joined the military.

Their youngest son, Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle Krimmel graduated…


November 19, 2017

Last week’s Veterans Day events gave people around the country a chance to honor those who have served and continue to serve in our nation’s military.

Our family had the honor of attending and taking part in several events where we are currently stationed in Northern California,…

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.

45 stories in Coast Guard. Viewing 1 through 10.
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