The Coast Guard has a long and storied legacy. Part of that legacy is the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, the SPARs, signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nov. 23, 1942.
“…just knowing that you helped someone, that was enough,” words spoken about a gratifying responsibility. Read the story to find out more.
Two Coast Guardsmen were honored during an awards ceremony held at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy in Baton Rouge, Tuesday (May 10, 2016). Lt. Jonathan Scott and Chief Petty Officer Keith Watters, members of Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge […]
Story by: PA3 Jennifer Nease. A delegation of Uruguayan Navy and Coast Guard officers traveled over 15 hours to meet with the 8th U.S. Coast Guard District and Sector Houston-Galveston to discuss and observe disaster response tactics in the maritime […]
Do you want to make a difference? Do you have a passion for helping people? Some questions the 2015 Wanda Allen-Yearout Ombudsman of the Year Award recipient asks as a motivational tool to help those whom take up the mantle […]
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah held a ceremony honoring a local Coast Guard World War II veteran on Feb. 10. Baton Rouge native, Senior Chief Engineman Irvis M. Jarreau Ret., was honored with a special […]
Story by Cmdr. Jason Smith Senior Coast Guard leaders and liquefied-gas-industry experts from around the country came together the second week of December at Sector Houston-Galveston to prepare for the increased use of liquefied gases throughout the maritime community and gain a deeper […]
A six-year-old girl and her grandmother were enjoying themselves by the water of Lewis and Clark Lake, near Yankton, South Dakota on the warm afternoon of July 7, 2011. Unfortunately for the girl and her grandmother, at some point […]
As the holidays approach and evergreen wreaths adorn doors of houses, a very special wreath adorns the Mississippi River, one that represents not the holidays, but the memory of 17 Coast Guardsmen who perished 47 […]
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston hosted Operation Raider, a multi-agency strike force operation aimed at ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations pertaining to the safe shipment of maritime cargo. The operation was comprised of several interagency teams strategically […]