SN McLaughlin

Shipmate of the Week – SN Darren McLaughlin

“I was doing my job;” the words of Seaman Darren McLaughlin after he spotted four survivors clinging to debris in the water for more than a dozen hours. The rescue mission all started when the Coast Guard received report that a good Samaritan sailing vessel was on scene with a 50-foot fishing vessel which had become engulfed in flames and was partially submerged. The Coast Guard diverted multiple surface and air assets, including the Confidence, to the location to search for any survivors.


2010 Photo Contest

People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 7

It’s week seven of the Coast Guard Photo Contest People’s Choice award. Every Monday for the past seven weeks we have unveiled another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted. […]


CDR Matt Meilstrup

Guardian of the Week – CDR Matthew Meilstrup

“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Our Guardian of the Week is this year’s Captain David H. Jarvis Inspirational Leadership Award winner. […]


Coast Guard Academy Billet Night

In a time-honored tradition, the Coast Guard Academy‘s Class of 2010 were informed of their initial billets as officers during Billet Night. The soon-to-be ensigns found out which Coast Guard units they will report to when they graduate later this spring. […]