Coast Guard

May 21, 2017

Capt. Sal Palmeri’s Coast Guard aviation career came full circle last week as he celebrated his retirement in Elizabeth City, the place where his aviation career began.

Palmeri served on active duty in the Coast Guard for nearly 42 years and retired during a ceremony at the Aviation Logistics…


May 21, 2017

Graduation season is upon us, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy celebrated the service’s newest commissioned officers earlier this week. The academy class of 2017 is comprised of 195 cadets, including six international cadets, who all became ensigns at the graduation ceremony on May 17.…

May 09, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard has played a prominent role in Elizabeth City’s annual N.C. Potato Festival for years and this year is no exception.

Coast Guard personnel and their families are already gearing up to help make this year’s festival, scheduled for May 19-21, a success.

The Elizabeth…


May 08, 2017


May 07, 2017

In addition to entertainment, rides, games, and free French fries, this year’s North Carolina Potato Festival celebrates the area’s Naval history.

The festival, founded in 1940, has a different theme each year. The theme of this year’s festival, set for May 19-21 in downtown…

May 07, 2017

PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- It was 8:15 p.m. on April 27 when Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Roger Brown approached the exit of Wal-Mart, car keys jingling in one hand, a single plastic bag swinging from the other.

In the bag was an assortment of frozen fruit that would become his breakfast smoothie…


May 07, 2017

CG tests advanced

tracking technology

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Off the coast of a Connecticut seaport, the Coast Guard is developing and testing new technology that could help record and mark the location of oil spills all across the oceans.

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New…

May 07, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. — Held captive by the Japanese during World War II, Florence Ebersole Smith Finch was tortured and forced to curl up in a 2-foot-by-4-foot box.

She endured by repeatedly telling herself: "I will survive."

"And my goodness, she did," said her daughter, Betty Murphy, of Ithaca, New…

Obit WWII Heroic Coast Guard Veteran

April 23, 2017

Two Coast Guard members from Elizabeth City recently traveled to South Korea to conduct a preparatory aviation survival technician training program for South Korean Coast Guard rescue swimmers.

Aviation Survival Technician Senior Chief Scott Rady and Aviation Survival Technician Chief Jacob Stall…


April 23, 2017

For our family, spring break proved to be a great mix of education and vacation.

We traveled to Pensacola, Fla., where our children joined two of their cousins at the National Flight Academy at Naval Air Station Pensacola. The spring break camp was held in a building which serves as a simulated…

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