Family members eagerly await to see loved ones arrive home after two months of training.

A training ship with an operational mission

The Dauntless has truly upheld her mantra as a training ship with an operational mission. The preparation [for TSTA] began prior to my arrival, and I cannot be more proud of the men and women who make up the crew. The high level of performance and constant drive to improve makes me proud to call myself a Dauntless sailor.


Partnership in Education emblem

Partnering in education; investing in the future

Typically when you try anything for the first time you don’t expect to have an award-winning performance, but that’s just what Sector Field Office Galveston accomplished during their inaugural year of the Partnership in Education program.


L.t. j.g. Ryan Szabo stands atop Mount Kilimanjaro with the Coast Guard ensign after ascending 19,341 feet to summit the world’s highest freestanding mountain.

Coast Guardsman reaches new heights

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro whilst helping to save a critically endangered species was never on L.t. j.g. Ryan Szabo’s list of things he might accomplish. Yet on Aug. 25, 2017, he, his wife and 10 strangers ascended the 19,341 feet to summit the world’s highest freestanding mountain, all the while supporting conservation efforts for the black rhino.


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 […]


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 […]


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