Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Rupp, (center) of the Coast Guard Cutter Gasconade is the Coast Guard's Food Service Specialist of the Year. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

FS1 Andrew Rupp is the Coast Guard’s Food Service Specialist of the Year

      Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Rupp of the Coast Guard Cutter Gasconade won the 2014 Food Service Specialist of the Year Award. As the only FS aboard the Gasconade, Rupp went above and beyond what was expected […]


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University of Southern Mississippi starts Coast Guard Auxiliary program

People in the Gulfport Region now have the opportunity to learn seamanship skills and to become a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the all-volunteer wing of the U.S. Coast Guard. In order to make the program available, Coast Guard […]


A photo of a Coast Guard member plotting during the boatcrew college at Coast Guard Station New Orleans, June 8, 2015. The boatcrew college provides training in navigation, man-overboard drills, towing, engine casualties. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega)

Train Maintain Operate

    “We teach real life situations,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Alex Baird, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station New Orleans. “If we get caught in a situation out at sea where our electronics don’t work our boatcrew […]


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Passing of the Watch

By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally Rear Adm. Kevin S. Cook transferred command of the 8th Coast Guard District to Rear Adm. David R. Callahan at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal in New Orleans, May 15, 2015. The presiding […]


SK1 Zane Galbert shows off trash he collected during the volunteer day he organized in Slidell, La., March 28, 2015

Even the kitchen sink

Three years ago in the spring, Zane Galbert was doing what he loves to do – cruising through the Louisiana bayou on his kayak and taking in the sights and sounds of nature. It was early enough in the year […]


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PSU 308 Deploys to Cuba

Coast Guardsmen serve our country in many ways. Some patrol the coast lines, others deploy overseas. This short video is about a Coast Guardsman’s first deployment and spending his last few hours with his family.


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Champions of Children

By Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Krystyna A. Hannum A row of tables sits at one end of a long room; donated toys and wait to be wrapped and presented. The gifts are meant for children, though none are […]


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Coast Guardsman becomes a permanent cutterman

    A Coast Guardsman based out of Panama City, Florida, joined the ranks of permanent cuttermen during the Patrol Boat Round up Nov. 5, 2014.   Petty Officer 2nd Class Aaron Phillips, a boatswains mate assigned to the Coast […]


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Coast Guard participates in Grizzlies Care event

Coast Guardsmen from Sector Lower Mississippi River and other volunteers, including members of the Grizzlies basketball team, painted basketball courts, replaced goals and planted trees at the Lester Community Center in Memphis, OCt. 25, 2014. The Grizzlies Care event had […]


Coast Guard Station Destin crew helped collect more than 1,000 pounds of canned goods during their annual Haunt House event the week before Halloween. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Destin.

Coast Guardsmen support local food bank with haunted house

The week before Halloween Florida-based Coast Guardsmen, Auxiliarists and local law enforcement personnel held an annual haunted house event to raise food for a local food bank. Coast Guard Station Destin converted one of their buildings in to a multi-roomed […]


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