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Coast Guard

October 14, 2018

I have been a military spouse for more than 20 years, and a mom for more than 18 years.

KristiLangenbachermug

September 23, 2018

As we drove toward the Coast Guard Academy campus this week for Parents Weekend, I was struck by the history and traditions of the service. I recalled one tradition I first learned about when we brought our daughter to the academy in New London, Conn. this summer.

As she, and her classmates…

KristiLangenbachermug

September 02, 2018

When many people think of the Coast Guard, they envision helicopters hovering over floodwaters and rescuing people from rooftops. Those images filled television news broadcasts, newspaper and magazines as a result of the Coast Guard’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. For many, those…

KristiLangenbachermug

August 26, 2018

Among families of U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets, it’s called “Eagle chasing.”

Parents, siblings and friends of cadets on board U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle closely watch its sailing schedule and anxiously travel sometimes great distances to await possible port calls and…

KristiLangenbachermug

August 03, 2018

Despite the occasional spurt of rain, Elizabeth City’s annual celebration of the U.S. Coast Guard went off without a hitch Thursday.

A good crowd turned out for Coast Guard Day at Base Elizabeth City, enjoying helpings of barbecue and chicken and relaxing with fellow Coasties and base co-…

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July 29, 2018

 

This week the Coast Guard honored a fallen hero and commissioned a fast-response cutter bearing his name. And, that cutter will be home-ported in North Carolina.

The 154-foot fast-response cutter Nathan Bruckenthal was commissioned on July 25 in Alexandria, Va., and will be stationed in…

KristiLangenbachermug

July 29, 2018

New paving and electrical upgrades are coming next year to the airfield at U.S. Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City.

More ambitious work, such as shifting an entire runway south, is not on the horizon, however.

The Coast Guard has slated several major maintenance projects for November 2019, Base Cmdr.…

July 22, 2018

Leaving my daughter there was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do as a parent. It brought back the same feelings I had many years ago when I would drop her off at Blackwell Preschool.

Back then I would put on a brave face and was all smiles until I drove around the corner, parked…

KristiLangenbachermug

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.

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