Coast Guard

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…


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…


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…

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