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    U.S. Coast Guard District 5      

    Portsmouth, VA, US  

    Recent Images

    Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay

    Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines...

    05.20.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1488871/ronald-hodges">Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges</a>
    Thomas Point Lighthouse, the last active screw-pile lighthouse, sits on its original foundation on the Chesapeake Bay, May 20, 2019. The...
    Coast Guard searching for 2 missing boaters near Mosquito Point, Va.

    Coast Guard searching for 2 missing boaters near...

    05.19.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1488871/ronald-hodges">Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges</a>
    59-year-old Mark Ringenberg and 59-year-old Stephen Perkins are missing after their boat was discover washed ashore near Mosquito Point in...
    2018 Cdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy awarded to Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Thornton

    2018 Cdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy...

    05.17.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1045320/seth-johnson">Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson</a>
    In this photo Rear Adm. Keith Smith, Commander, 5th Coast Guard District, (center-right) poses for a photo after awarding Petty Officer 2nd Class...
    2018 Cdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy awarded to Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Thornton

    2018 Cdr. Ray Evans Outstanding Coxswain Trophy...

    05.09.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1045320/seth-johnson">Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson</a>
    Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Thornton, a Surfman and Boatswain's Mate at Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, and recipient of the 2018 Cdr. Ray...
    Coast Guard 5th District commander, mayor of Portsmouth celebrate National Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day

    Coast Guard 5th District commander, mayor of...

    05.16.2019 | Photo by <a href="/portfolio/1529070/shannon-kearney">Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon Kearney</a>
    Coast Guard Rear Adm. Keith Smith, commander of the 5th District, celebrates National Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day with the mayor of...

    Recent Videos

    Be A Responsible Boater

    Be A Responsible Boater

    05.23.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1529070/shannon-kearney">Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon Kearney</a>
    The U.S. Coast Guard encourages boaters to wear properly-fitted, Coast Guard-approved life jackets, and file a float plan before getting underway...
    Be a Responsible Boater PSA

    Be a Responsible Boater PSA

    05.23.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1529070/shannon-kearney">Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon Kearney</a>
    The U.S. Coast Guard encourages boaters to wear properly fitted, Coast Guard-approved life jackets, and file a float plan before getting underway...
    Coast Guard Petty Officer talks about wearing life jackets

    Coast Guard Petty Officer talks about wearing life...

    05.17.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1488871/ronald-hodges">Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges</a>
    U.S. Coast Guard Petty officer 3rd Class Jekeydon Pratcher, a marine science technician from Sector Maryland-National Capital Region in Baltimore...
    Coast Guard 5th District Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics

    Coast Guard 5th District Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics

    05.03.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1529070/shannon-kearney">Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon Kearney</a>
    Coast Guard buoy tender crewmembers within the 5th District compete against each other in the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics at Training Center...
    Maritime Security Response Team-East trains medical procedures

    Maritime Security Response Team-East trains medical...

    03.18.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1356662/nathan-cox">Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Cox</a>
    Maritime Security Response Team-East (MSRT-E) prepares for medical response training in Chesapeake, Virginia, March 18, 2019. The MSRT-East is...
    Maritime Security Response Team-East trains medical procedures

    Maritime Security Response Team-East trains medical...

    03.18.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1356662/nathan-cox">Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Cox</a>
    Maritime Security Response Team-East (MSRT-E) prepares for medical response training in Chesapeake, Virginia, March 18, 2019. The MSRT-East is...
    Coast Guard working dog retires after eight years of service during ceremony in Chesapeake, Va.

    Coast Guard working dog retires after eight years...

    05.02.2019 | Video by <a href="/portfolio/1266518/dustin-williams">Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Williams</a>
    Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Tin, an explosive detection canine with the Maritime Security Response Team, retires after eight years of...

    Recent News Stories

    Coast Guard 5th District recognizes enlisted person of the year

    Coast Guard 5th District recognizes enlisted person...

    04.12.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1266518/dustin-williams">Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Williams</a>
    FORT MACON, NC Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Montgomery, a boatswain's mate aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Maple, received the 5th District’s...
    Eyes in the sky: one air station’s Herculean efforts to stop drug smugglers

    Eyes in the sky: one air station’s Herculean...

    02.15.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1376360/corinne-zilnicki">Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki</a>
    It was completely dark in the middle of the Caribbean Sea on the evening of October 3, 2018. Dense bands of cloud shrouded the moon, obscuring...
    The shipwreck that changed the Coast Guard forever

    The shipwreck that changed the Coast Guard forever

    02.11.2019 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1376360/corinne-zilnicki">Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki</a>
    When the clock tolled 12 a.m. on Feb. 12, 1983, the 605-foot cargo ship Marine Electric trekked northward 30 miles off Virginia's Eastern Shore,...
    Behind SAR and SeaWatch - C3CEN.

    Behind SAR and SeaWatch - C3CEN.

    11.28.2018 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1430216/andrew-winz">Andrew Winz</a>
    When a person thinks of the United States Coast Guard, they imagine rescue swimmers jumping from helicopters to aid a distressed mariner or to...
    Coast Guard rescues 4 from demasted, disabled sailboat 100 miles off NC

    Coast Guard rescues 4 from demasted, disabled...

    11.28.2018 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1138527/andrew-kendrick">Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick</a>
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard crews returned four mariners to shore Wednesday, after their sailboat was demasted in a storm more than 100 miles...
    How the Coast Guard supports maritime commerce and the ship-building industry

    How the Coast Guard supports maritime commerce and...

    10.11.2018 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1045320/seth-johnson">Petty Officer 1st Class Seth Johnson</a>
    The Coast Guard is known for saving lives at sea, but did you know the service plays a huge role in the economy, too? As a regulatory entity,...
    Facilities Design and Construction Center welcomes new commander.

    Facilities Design and Construction Center welcomes...

    08.24.2018 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1430216/andrew-winz">Andrew Winz</a>
    The Facilities Design and Construction Center (FDCC) underwent a change of command ceremony Aug. 24, 2018 in Norfolk, Virginia. Rear Admiral...
    Coast Guard rescues 2 survivors clinging to debris in Pamlico Sound, NC

    Coast Guard rescues 2 survivors clinging to debris...

    07.18.2018 | Story by <a href="/portfolio/1138527/andrew-kendrick">Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick</a>
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Two men were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Wednesday morning, after their fishing boat capsized Tuesday near Hog Island.

    Recent Audio

    Coast Guard medevacs sailor missing for 66 days

    04.02.2015 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1079440/nate-littlejohn">Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn</a>
    Audio of Frank Jordan thanking the captain of a motor vessel Thursday, April 2, 2015, for spotting and taking aboard his son who had been missing...

    Coast Guard medevacs sailor missing for 66 days

    04.02.2015 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1079440/nate-littlejohn">Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn</a>
    Audio from the first contact in 66 days between Frank Jordan and his son, missing sailor Louis Jordan, Thursday, April 2, 2015.

    National Safe Boating Week 2014 audio PSA

    05.12.2014 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1051677/nick-ameen">Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen</a>
    The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary remind the boating public of important safety practices. Boaters are urged to wear life jackets, use VHF...

    Coast Guard rescue audio debrief

    04.25.2014 | Audio by <a href="/portfolio/1104098/david-weydert">Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert</a>
    Audio debrief of the the Coast Guard coordinated rescue of three people and a dog Thursday, April 23, 2014, approximately 1,000 miles east of Bermuda.