Since 1803, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has stood as a sentinel over the windswept shores of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. With its distinctive stripes and storied history, it is the tallest lighthouse in the United States and one of the best known Aids to Navigation in the world. While the National Park Service owns the lighthouse, a Coast Guard aids to navigation team continues to maintain the lamp.
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The boatcrew from Coast Guard Cutter Block Island. From left to right: Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Iannizzaro, Petty Officer 3rd Class Chuck Seckinger, Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Losinger and Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Mullinax. U.S. Coast Guard photo. In the early hours of a June morning, Coast Guard Cutter Block Island was
The view from the helicopter as the Air Station Elizabeth City aircrew medevaced a boater. U.S. Coast Guard photo. For families across the country, the summer months signify a slowdown from the quick pace of the school year. Whether lounging by the pool or hiking a nearby trail, summer’s hot days are a time for
Petty Officer 3rd Class Tonya Midgett, a boatswain’s mate, rendered assistance to her hometown of Cape Hatteras after there was severe destruction from Hurricane Irene. Photo provided by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tonya Midgett. East Coast towns battened down the hatches as Hurricane Irene reaped havoc in the summer of 2011, and the community of