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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 […]

Grizzlies Care Event

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 […]


Coast Guard Hosts Pleasant Hill Elementary School

    Coast Guardsmen from Sector Lower Mississippi River hosted over 100 third and fourth grade students from Pleasant Hill Elementary School located in Olive Branch, Mississippi, Oct., 30, 2014. The tour consisted of question and answer sessions with Lt. Brandon McMillan […]

Members of Team Red, White and Blue, a national veterans' advocacy group, pose on the steps of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, Oct. 18, 2014. Team RWB organized the Old Glory Coast to Coast relay, which is a 3,800 mile relay to raise awarenss of their goal to enrich the lives of returning veterans. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coastie joins Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay

          Chief Warrant Officer Allison Hope of Coast Guard Base New Orleans recently represented the Coast Guard in the Old Glory Coast to Coast relay which passed through her home town of Kansas City, Missouri, on […]

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Always on call; Ready to respond

Yesterday morning the Coast Guard received a call from a concerned crew reporting a missing diver six miles southeast of Perdido Pass. Their diver had not resurfaced for 90 minutes after going in with only an hour’s worth of oxygen. […]

Petty Officer 3rd Class Madison Renfro, a health service technician at the Sector Houston-Galveston medical clinic opens and reads her positive thought of the day, Aug. 28, 2014

A breath of fresh air

Being a part of a military organization can be stressful. Coast Guard men and women deal with dangerous, high tempo, real-life evolutions on a daily basis. Whether it is a search-and-rescue case, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief or vessel inspections, […]

Underwater Brotherhood

Underwater Brotherhood: Coast Guard Divers

Did you know the Coast Guard had divers? Ever wondered what it takes to be one? What kind of training do they do to gain the title “Coast Guard Diver”? Find out here.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell shakes Petty Officer 2nd Class Keith Closson's hand after helping pin on the Coast Guard's second class diver insignia during a graduation ceremony at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Florida, Aug. 25, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally

Students no longer, Divers forever

    As the sun rose to the east, stretching forth its warm rays across the waters of Florida, a small group of men initiated the day with preparations. They begin ironing uniforms, polishing shoes and generally setting up for […]

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Upon Further Inspection

(Click picture for video) Sector New Orleans Port State Control examiners conduct an exam aboard the bulk carrier Maritime Unity. Sector New Orleans conducted 997 examinations and screened 5,361 vessels in the year of 2013. Port State Control is the inspection […]

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