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The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard—the “North Carolina Navy”

Photo of the new Fast Response Cutter Richard Etheridge, named for the famed North Carolina Lifesaving Station keeper. (Coast Guard photo)

The Coast Guard’s history is closely tied to the State of North Carolina. This connection dates back to 1790 and the men and women who have served at the many stations and bases along the coast and eastern side of North Carolina.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Petty Officer 1st Class Jessica Worden

FS1 Worden

The Coast Guard has a rich history of outstanding leaders; men and women who have distinguished themselves by their actions and set them apart from their peers. Aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Seattle, one high performing crewmember set herself apart from all others. Petty Officer 1st Class Jessica Worden, a food service specialist (FS), was recently honored with the Douglas A. Munro Award for Inspirational Leadership.

Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Pacific Area

Coast Guard Pacific Area is responsible for 74 million square miles of ocean, ranging from South America, north to the Arctic Circle and west to the Far East. With such an expansive area, crews must remain ever-vigilant for the full gamut of Coast Guard missions.

Giving thanks – CWO Richard MacNair

Do I know of a Coast Guardsman who has touched my life? I don’t have to look any further than my parent’s front door. The Coast Guardsman who has touched my life is Chief Warrant Officer Richard Stanley MacNair, the man I am proud to call “father.” My father enlisted in the Coast Guard right out of high school in 1961 and retired in 1987.

CGC Midgett returns from international patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Allyson E.T. Conroy.

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett interdicts a 35-foot self-propelled semi-submersible vessel (SPSS) carrying approximately 6,000 kilograms of cocaine 335-miles off the coast of Costa Rica. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett recently returned from an international patrol which saw the cutter intercept a drug sub carrying approximately 6,000 kilograms, or more than 13,000 pounds,

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Drug Subs: Tune into the NatGeo special this Sunday

Guardians from CGC Jarvis detain personnel aboard a self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) captured in the Eastern Pacific off the coast of Central America, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Click the image to read more about the bust. This Sunday the National Geographic Channel will air Inside Cocaine Submarines . The NatGeo special will

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