Coast Guard

July 16, 2017

Crew rescues six

after boat capsizes

MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued six boaters from a capsized vessel approximately 10 miles northwest of Key West on July 13.

At approximately 3:56 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received notification that a 24-foot pleasure craft with six…

July 16, 2017

A loud pop startled two scuba divers exploring a wreck 50 feet below the ocean's surface eight miles off Atlantic Beach on July 6.

Divers Michael Sparks and Samuel Ragsdale heard it, but neither man recognized its significance.

It wasn't until later that the friends and fellow Coast Guardsmen…


July 16, 2017

As far as military moves go, this one has been a challenge.

Our family’s eighth Coast Guard move involved a transfer from Elizabeth City to Northern California, and it started out rough. The movers finally arrived with a truck 10 days after our household goods had been packed into boxes and…

July 16, 2017


July 16, 2017

KODIAK, Alaska  — An 8-year-old boy from Washington has become an honorary rescue swimmer with the U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska.

Andrew Bishop went through his training at Air Station Kodiak on Friday, The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported.

Andrew has a life-threatening medical condition. The…

Boys Wish Rescue Swimmer

July 02, 2017

The Coast Guard has rescued a kayaker in Oregon Inlet Saturday.

July 02, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard is planning maintenance for Base Elizabeth City's only operational runway within the next two years — raising the prospect that the Elizabeth City Regional Airport may have to close for several months during the project.


July 02, 2017

JEANERETTE, La.--Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been selected by the U.S. Navy to build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels for United States partner nations through the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales program.

Metal Shark’s proposal was selected by Naval Sea Systems Command…


July 02, 2017

Just two weeks ago, I assumed that the large black snake amongst the moving boxes in our garage might be the most memorable part of our family’s military move.

I was wrong.

We joked that this move – our family’s eighth move with the Coast Guard – might best be remembered as…

July 02, 2017


The Coast Guard Spouses Club of Elizabeth City plans to spend the upcoming months welcoming new military spouses to the area and continuing to make connections with the local community. Over the summer, the new CGSC board is planning activities for returning members and welcoming new…

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