Vice Admiral cook off

Cooking with the ‘Stars’

Third time was the charm for Vice Adm. Charles Ray, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, as he and his team narrowly defeated Vice Adm. William “Dean” Lee, Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, in the third annual cooking competition at Training Center Petaluma, California. The training center trains more than 100 food service specialists annually and served as the perfect location to host the cook off.


Building the National Security Cutter: Commissioning

Building the National Security Cutter: Commissioning

“Together with my shipmates, we’re beginning the most important milestones in the life of a cutter,” said Capt. Doug Fears, Hamilton’s commanding officer and the most senior member of the crew. “The Cutter Hamilton is now officially in active service to execute the most challenging maritime security, law enforcement, and national defense missions.”


EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Petty Officer 3rd Class John Opsal, a rescue swimmer at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., poses for a picture with Eric Hopkins after being given a framed thank-you letter that Hopkins wrote him at Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township, March, 8, 2011. Opsal was part of a Coast Guard crew that responded to the sinking of the Sea Wolf and saved Hopkin’s life on Dec. 23, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg.

A survivor’s “thank you”

There is no question in Eric Hopkins’ mind that he owes his life to two things: a personal EPIRB and the United States Coast Guard. “It is rare that we get an opportunity to come together as a team, as […]