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💥FLARE OUT! 💥Coast Guard members gathered together to  conduct a pyro shoot this morning to train members in the use of ...
09/08/2022

💥FLARE OUT! 💥

Coast Guard members gathered together to conduct a pyro shoot this morning to train members in the use of flares esp. onboard Coast Guard vessels.

Red flares and orange smoke 💨 are both internationally recognized signs of distress, while white flares are useful for marking a position or illuminating a search area.

The following units participated in the training:
USCG ANT Fort Macon
Coast Guard Station Fort Macon
U.S. Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle, N.C.
U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal

 Thankfully the owner of this  was found  and sound ashore. Thank you all for helping out getting the word out. With tha...
08/29/2022

Thankfully the owner of this was found and sound ashore. Thank you all for helping out getting the word out. With that said...a quick reminder about getting an "If Found" sticker for your personal water crafts. It's super simple and easy to help rescue agencies.
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Our crews at U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina are searching for the owner of this Blue 10-12 foot 3 person Kayak that was found around Frisco Campgrounds in North Carolina near .

If you have any information please contact Sector North Carolina command center at 910-343-3880.

Welcome back shipmate!!  Today Coast Guard member was released from the hospital over an extended period of time.Coast G...
08/24/2022

Welcome back shipmate!! Today Coast Guard member was released from the hospital over an extended period of time.

Coast Guard service members from U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, U.S. Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach, and U.S. Coast Guard Station Oak Island gathered together to honor the member’s return!

We are proud of your grit and determination to your recovery!!

We had a great turnout yesterday during our Coast Guard Week event in downtown Wilmington! Members of the community enjo...
08/07/2022

We had a great turnout yesterday during our Coast Guard Week event in downtown Wilmington!

Members of the community enjoyed touring the 47-foot Motor Lifeboat and talking with our recruiters about joining the Coast Guard.

Be on the lookout for Captain Baer on the news!

U.S. Coast Guard Station Oak Island Go Coast Guard Wilmington

Come join us today on the boardwalk at the end of Market Street in downtown Wilmington!Coast Guard recruiters and Coast ...
08/06/2022

Come join us today on the boardwalk at the end of Market Street in downtown Wilmington!

Coast Guard recruiters and Coast Guard Auxiliary are here to answer any questions you may have about the Coast Guard and boater safety.

Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Station Oak Island is also here with a 47 foot Motor Lifeboat and is available for tours!

We will be on site until 2 p.m.!

Go Coast Guard Wilmington U.S. Coast Guard Station Oak Island

U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina celebrates the Coast Guard's 232nd Birthday!  Here are the photos at today's outi...
08/04/2022

U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina celebrates the Coast Guard's 232nd Birthday! Here are the photos at today's outing held at Capt'n Bill's Backyard Grill & Volleyball Facility!

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Sector Commander, Captain Matthew Baer, was the guest speaker for the Wilmington, NC R...
08/03/2022

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Sector Commander, Captain Matthew Baer, was the guest speaker for the Wilmington, NC Rotary Club luncheon yesterday. In attendance were Coast Guard leaders throughout Sector North Carolina, local Coast Guard Auxiliary, CG Sector NC color guard, and local Rotary Club members.

During the event, Mayor Bill Saffo presented Captain Baer with a proclamation from the City of Wilmington declaring the week of August 2nd “Coast Guard Week” in Wilmington as we celebrate the Coast Guard’s 232nd birthday on August 4th.

A special thank you to the Rotary Club, Mayor Saffo, and the city of Wilmington. We are proud to serve and protect in this great city!

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic's post
07/02/2022

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic's post

This weekend USCG Sector North Carolina along with partner agencies will be participating in Operation Dry Water.Operati...
07/02/2022

This weekend USCG Sector North Carolina along with partner agencies will be participating in Operation Dry Water.

Operation Dry Water is a national campaign focused on reducing the number of alcohol and drug-related incidents while fostering a stronger, more visible deterrent to alcohol and drug use on the water. The operation focuses on spreading awareness of the danger of boating under the influence as well as changing cultural acceptance of boating while intoxicated.

Boating under the influence of alcohol continues to be the leading contributing factor in recreational boating-related deaths. ODW directly supports the National Recreational Boating Safety Program's efforts to eliminate alcohol and drug-related
boating casualties.

Learn more about ODW here:

https://www.nasbla.org/operationdrywater/home

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach's post
06/27/2022

Photos from U.S. Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach's post

Happy Father’s Day to dad’s everywhere! To all father’s in the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic, and Sect...
06/19/2022

Happy Father’s Day to dad’s everywhere!

To all father’s in the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic, and Sector North Carolina, thank for your service, hard work, and dedication.

Featured are two father’s currently serving at Sector North Carolina, CDR Cavanagh and LT Kennerley. Thank you and all father’s at Sector North Carolina for the sacrifice you make!

Congratulations MST2 Vasquez and MST2 Kyser on your advancement to Petty officer second class!
06/15/2022

Congratulations MST2 Vasquez and MST2 Kyser on your advancement to Petty officer second class!

06/15/2022

Yesterday, Coast Guard’s NAVCEN staff and Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) Wanchese participated in discussions with members of the Oregon Inlet Task Force to help identify ways NAVCEN products can meet user requirements for real-time maritime safety information. This follows a meeting on Monday, in which Coast Guard representatives from NAVCEN, ANT Wanchese, Station Hatteras and Sector North Carolina met virtually with the Dare County Waterways Commission in North Carolina and its chair, Steve Coulter, captain of F/V Creature, to discuss the enhancement of digital marine safety information (MSI) distribution. These targeted customer meetings help NAVCEN and the Coast Guard better understand and meet the information needs of maritime communities like Oregon Inlet and Cape Hatteras.

Dare County makes up the middle portion of the Outer Banks and includes two waterways that provide access to the Atlantic Ocean- Oregon Inlet and Hatteras Inlet. The availability of up-to-date navigation information for mariners in these waterways is integral to both public safety and the economy of the region.

U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina
U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet
U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet
Dare County Government
Congressman Greg Murphy, MD

Image: Oregon Inlet in the early morning, from DVIDS

Honoring all who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Nation. 🇺🇸
05/30/2022

Honoring all who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Nation. 🇺🇸

On Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom, preserving our liberty and protecting our shores. You will never be forgotten.

Raise your hand if you took a boating safety course and got a vessel safety check. We did!
05/26/2022

Raise your hand if you took a boating safety course and got a vessel safety check. We did!

Check the latest weather forecast before you leave shore. Hop on over to weather.gov for the latest updates.
05/25/2022

Check the latest weather forecast before you leave shore. Hop on over to weather.gov for the latest updates.

Heading out on the water? Make sure you wear a life jacket and have (and know how to use) other required boating gear.
05/24/2022

Heading out on the water? Make sure you wear a life jacket and have (and know how to use) other required boating gear.

National Safe Boating Week is held from May 21-27, 2022, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and ...
05/23/2022

National Safe Boating Week is held from May 21-27, 2022, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible.

This week we will be sharing some tips on how to stay safe this season!

Always maintain a proper lookout and be aware of other boaters and the environment while boating.

USCG Sector NC has established a new waterway in  and disestablished the previous South Ferry Channel.If you are a marin...
05/17/2022

USCG Sector NC has established a new waterway in and disestablished the previous South Ferry Channel.

If you are a mariner in that transits Hatteras Inlet please continue to use caution navigating the area as shoaling still remains present.

Thank you and U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet for your hard work!

Bravo Zulu to the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet on their most recent rescue!
05/16/2022

Bravo Zulu to the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet on their most recent rescue!

Great job CDR McQuate!
05/05/2022

Great job CDR McQuate!

Thank you CDR Daniel McQuate for 5 years of service on the CGMA Board of Directors. U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina

Last week Sector North Carolina and Special Missions Training Center co-hosted the 13th Annual MCPO Angela Rodriguez Wom...
04/20/2022

Last week Sector North Carolina and Special Missions Training Center co-hosted the 13th Annual MCPO Angela Rodriguez Women's Leadership Symposium. Thank you Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan (Deputy for Personnel Readiness), Master Chief Laurie Kennedy (Gunner's Mate Rating Force Master Chief), and all panel members for taking the time to share your experiences and answer the crew's questions!

This year’s symposium was built around the theme "Blackbeard's Legacy: Inclusive Leadership." The symposium focused on how leaders should be aware of their own biases and actively seek out and consider different perspectives to inform their decision-making.

This year's panelists included:

Lieutenant Commander Caroline Kearney, Executive Officer, Aviation Technical Training Center

Lieutenant Commander Megan Peters, Assistant Operations Officer, Air Station Elizabeth City

Chief Warrant Officer Keith Moore, Operations Specialist Assignment Officer

Senior Chief Petty Officer Logan Adkisson, Officer-In-Charge, Station Oak Island

Senior Chief Petty Officer Amy Brown, U.S.C.G., Retired

Petty Officer Liliana Chowanec, Aids to Navigation Team Fort Macon

Congratulations  to MST1 Tonya Mulhern on earning Sector NC’s 2021 Enlisted Person of the Year Award!
04/04/2022

Congratulations to MST1 Tonya Mulhern on earning Sector NC’s 2021 Enlisted Person of the Year Award!

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina participated in the virtual Coast Guard Marathon, half marathon, or 5k today. Great jo...
03/26/2022

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina participated in the virtual Coast Guard Marathon, half marathon, or 5k today. Great job by all those who participated!

2022 marks the tenth anniversary of the USCG Aviation Workout to Remember. On 28 February, more men and women than ever ...
03/04/2022

2022 marks the tenth anniversary of the USCG Aviation Workout to Remember. On 28 February, more men and women than ever before will gather at gyms, parks, air stations, and on vessels at sea to pay tribute to fallen heroes as part of this year's tribute. Formerly known as ‘The 6535 Memorial Workout’ the event was created to honor the four aviation crew members of CG-6535, who were lost in a 2012 crash in Mobile, Alabama. Today the annual event honors all of the lives lost in Coast Guard Aviation.

The Workout to Remember is an event to honor those Coast Guard aviators who have made the ultimate sacrifice and support those that they have left behind. Since 2012, the Workout to Remember has raised more than $20,000 for the Coast Guard Foundation’s Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund.

Over the last decade, the Workout to Remember has become more than just a fitness event. It has evolved into a tradition that challenges us, humbles us, and allows us to dedicate a bit of pain and sweat to honor, respect, and remember those who gave everything they had.

Today members from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City joined us at a Search and Rescue Forum hosted by NC Emerg...
03/03/2022

Today members from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City joined us at a Search and Rescue Forum hosted by NC Emergency Management in Perquimans County, NC to discuss on-water search efforts and coordination between federal, state and local partners. The Air Station's rescue demonstration highlighted one of the many search asset capabilities we have along the coast.

Congratulations to newly advanced Operations Specialist Second Class Bosarge!  OS2 Bosarge is currently assigned to the ...
03/02/2022

Congratulations to newly advanced Operations Specialist Second Class Bosarge!

OS2 Bosarge is currently assigned to the Command Center at Sector North Carolina as the Situation Unit Watchstander.

Bravo Zulu, OS2!

On Monday U.S. Coast Guard Station Oak Island received a call reporting a sailboat on fire in the vicinity of Safe Harbo...
03/01/2022

On Monday U.S. Coast Guard Station Oak Island received a call reporting a sailboat on fire in the vicinity of Safe Harbor Village Marina with no persons onboard. The station crew launched a 29-foot response boat and when they arrived on-scene the sailboat was drifting towards the Intracoastal Waterway. Southport firefighters were unable to reach the vessel and coordinated with the Coast Guard to fight the fire from the 29-foot response boat using an onboard portable water pump. After two hours the fire was successfully extinguished. The Oak Island Fire Department is investigating the source of the fire.

On July 22nd nine members of Sector North Carolina’s Prevention Department volunteered at the Good Shepard Center to hel...
08/10/2021

On July 22nd nine members of Sector North Carolina’s Prevention Department volunteered at the Good Shepard Center to help our local community. Their efforts helped sort 286 pounds of food donations and prepare/serve 48 meals!

Great work team!

Today we had the privilege of promoting Marquiche Hughes from Petty Officer First Class to Lieutenant Junior Grade in th...
06/29/2021

Today we had the privilege of promoting Marquiche Hughes from Petty Officer First Class to Lieutenant Junior Grade in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the Battleship North Carolina. LTJG Hughes spoke of gratitude for those who came before him and his brother, LT Hughes, in the service and his optimism that we'll continue to increase representation of black Americans in our commissioned officer corps. to the wardroom, Marquiche!

05/31/2021
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Take a moment today to remember those who protected our homeland, but never came home.

Headed on the water? Everyone needs a .
05/30/2021

Headed on the water? Everyone needs a .

A life jacket is the single most important piece of equipment on your boat. More than two-thirds of all boating fatalities are drowning incidents. Unfortunately, 90% of these fatalities could have been avoided with the use of a life jacket. So buy one for your loved one, it could save their life. Whether it’s for your children or even your dogs, it’s a great addition

Don't forget to check the weather forecast before you head out on the water!
05/26/2021

Don't forget to check the weather forecast before you head out on the water!

Check the latest weather forecast before you hit the water. Hop on over to weather.gov for the latest updates.

U.S. National Weather Service (NWS)

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On July 22nd nine members of Sector North Carolina’s Prevention Department volunteered at the Good Shepard Center to help our local community. Their efforts helped sort 286 pounds of food donations and prepare/serve 48 meals!

Great work team!

Yesterday we honored two mariners for their rescue of a person in the water 35 miles off of the coast of North Carolina on July 5th.
Today we had the privilege of promoting Marquiche Hughes from Petty Officer First Class to Lieutenant Junior Grade in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the Battleship North Carolina. LTJG Hughes spoke of gratitude for those who came before him and his brother, LT Hughes, in the service and his optimism that we'll continue to increase representation of black Americans in our commissioned officer corps. to the wardroom, Marquiche!
Take a moment today to remember those who protected our homeland, but never came home.
Headed on the water? Everyone needs a .
Make sure you always let someone know you're headed out on the water, where you're going and when you expect to be back.
Don't forget to check the weather forecast before you head out on the water!
Maintaining a proper lookout keeps everyone safe.
The Coast Guard is scheduled to make major changes to the navigational aids on the waterways near Shackleford Banks and Harkers Island, NC. For more information click on the link below.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2da7be3
The air may be warm, but the water can still be cold. Make sure prepare for emergencies by having the right gear for the water temperature.
It's and Sharkey from the Wilmington Sharks stopped by Station Wrightsville Beach to learn some safe boating tips! Check out this video on the new kill switch requirement.
Our friends on the West Coast helped save Santa, but this case could have ended differently if Santa didn't have the proper safety and communications equipment. Don't forget your lifejackets, cold weather gear, VHF radios and your registered EPIRBs!
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