Charting the Course: Coast Guard creates Gulf Coast digital detour

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard is leveraging technology to guide vessels around a river lock renovation project on one of America’s busiest Gulf Coast shipping corridors. The Coast Guard is using a combination of electronic and physical Aids […]

Coast Guard command center triages calls during Southeastern Louisiana floods

Swift storms moved into the areas surrounding Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Friday, and it was difficult to fully predict the level of impact the forecasted rain would bring. Although there was an awareness of potential flooding, the high level of calls […]

Honoring the Fallen

Painted on the doors of the MH-65 Dolphin helicopters at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans are the names of eight heroic aviators who have come before us. Each service member’s name emblazoned on the helicopters honors the fallen, […]

Coast Guardsman’s achievements recognized by the Greater New Orleans Navy League

“Honestly, I just look at it as doing my job,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexandria Linden. Linden was selected as the Coast Guard representative for the Taste n’ Toast to Our Armed Services event by the Greater […]

Dorothy Sauter, a SPAR who served from 1943 to 1946, gets kissed by _________ and __________.

Living Memories: A SPAR’s Story

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.

Jolyam Brinkman, 8th Coast Guard District Ombudsman, with Chief Warrant Officer John Brinkman and their children posing together after Jolyam received her awards June 1, 2016 at the New Canal Lighthouse. Brinkman has served in her position as the district’s ombudsman for four years and is now passing the role as her husband and her depart from the New Orleans area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston.

A Gratifying Responsibility

“…just knowing that you helped someone, that was enough,” words spoken about a gratifying responsibility. Read the story to find out more.

BATON ROUGE, La. - Coast Guard Lt. Jonathan Scott and Chief Petty Officer Keith Watters, (center) both members of Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge, stand with Lt. Col. Charlie Dupuy, assistant superindendent, Louisiana State Police (left), and Col. Michael Edmonson, superintendent, LSP, after receiving an award during a ceremony at the LSP Training Academy in Baton Rouge, May 10, 2016. Scott and Watters were awarded a Louisiana State Police Meritorious Service Award for their actions on Sept. 10, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally.

Coast Guardsmen honored for Heroic actions

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 […]

HOUSTON - Uruguay Coast Guardsmen prepare to ride along with a U.S. Coast Guard Station Houston boat crew en route to board the Coast Guard Cutter Manta for a tour of the Houston Ship Channel April 21, 2016. Three Uruguay Naval officers and two Uruguay Coast Guard officers spent a day learning about Sector Houston-Galveston’s area of responsibility and discussed a more practical approach to disaster response in the maritime industry. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer Nease.

Coast Guard educates foreign partners

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 […]

2015 Coast Guard Ombudsman of the Year

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 […]

Senior Chief Engineman Irvis M. Jarreau Ret., stands in front of an exhibit in his honor at MSU Paducah, Feb. 10, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rachel Crowe.

MSU Paducah honors World War II veteran

      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 […]

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