US Ports May Be Open to Cyberthreats

According to a report written by Cmdr. Joseph Kramek, who serves in the Coast Guard Office of Congressional Affairs, US ports are wide open to a cyberattack. Read more »

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BAE Systems lays off 130 at Norfolk, Virginia shipyard

BAE Systems has laid off 130 workers at its Norfolk shipyard as part of an expected workforce reduction of about 300 by the end of the month.
16 weeks 42 min ago

Veteran to swim from Pentagon to Norfolk to raise awareness of suicide

There are roughly 220 miles of water between the Pentagon and Naval Air Station Norfolk, and that reminds Bobby Powell of a statistic he heard that haunts him. “The information came out several years ago that on average, 22 vets a day kill themselves,” Powell said. So he decided to embark on a 220-mile swim to raise awareness of the issue.
16 weeks 45 min ago

Artillery training will boost noise levels around Fort Drum

Officials at the U.S. Army base in northern New York say people living nearby should expect increased noise levels starting Saturday as training involving field artillery units begins.
16 weeks 48 min ago

Puppy Kisses

U.S. Coast Guard posted a photo:

Puppy Kisses

Seaman Nina Bowen shows some love to Chief Bert, Station Elizabeth City, N.C.'s mascot, near the boathouse at the station, Feb. 17, 2017. Chief Bert is a retired explosive detection dog who worked for six years with the Maritime Safety and Security Team in Gavelston, Texas. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn.

26 weeks 1 day ago
nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)

From Shelter to Station

U.S. Coast Guard posted a photo:

From Shelter to Station

Pictured here is Boomer, the mascot of Coast Guard Station Crisfield, Md., sitting on the deck of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, Feb. 28, 2017. Boomer was rescued from a shelter and reported to Station Crisfield as the mascot in December 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala.

26 weeks 1 day ago
nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)

On Thin Ice

U.S. Coast Guard posted a photo:

On Thin Ice

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Warner, a rescue swimmer at Air Station Kodiak, performs an ice rescue during training at Upper 6 Mile Lake on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 17, 2016. During the training, members from Air Station Kodiak, Sector Anchorage and the National Ice Rescue School in Essexville, Michigan, worked together to perform ice rescues from an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meredith Manning.

26 weeks 1 day ago
nobody@flickr.com (U.S. Coast Guard)