Lt. Edward Costa, field operations officer for Base Boston C4IT department, goes through a server with Samuel Kornreich, Feb. 14, 2018. Costa won the 2017 Cmdr. John P. Dailey award for outstanding leadership and mentorship within the C4IT community. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Lt. Edward Costa

Lt. Edward Costa, field operations officer for Base Boston Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology department, otherwise known as C4IT, recently earned the Cmdr. John P. Dailey award for outstanding leadership and mentorship within the C4IT community. “When the ALCOAST came out soliciting for the award, I read the requirements, and there wasn’t even a question in my mind Ed was the right man for this,” said Costa’s supervisor, Cmdr. Stephen Bird.


New England Coast Guard family keeps mounted patrol history alive

Wayne Ormsbee, a Coast Guard civilian employee, and his daughter Petty Officer 2nd Class Keisha Kerr, a Coast Guard boatswain’s mate, reenact World War II Coast Guard mounted patrols at Fourth Cliff Recreation Area in Humarock, Massachusetts. The duo participates in parades around New England where they educate the public about the history of the mounted patrols.


Building bright futures in Boston

Coast Guard members offer a significant and positive impact on the lives of Boston youth by assisting students in building life-sized, seaworthy wooden rowboats as part of a boat building program supplementing a typical 5th grade curriculum.


Service needs no uniform

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: HS1 K.P. El-Amin

Throughout his more than two decades serving in the military, first in the Army, then the Coast Guard, Petty Officer 1st Class K.P. El-Amin’s passion to help people has been mirrored in his personal life.


Coast Guard Cutter James enters the fleet

“Joshua James began his life-saving career at 15 and saved more than 600 lives,” said Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft. “What better namesake for a ship and crew that will serve our Nation with pride for the next half century saving lives, stopping smugglers, maintaining safety and security in the Arctic and wherever national objectives may require.”