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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Coast Guard, industry navigate future of liquefied gas

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 […]


The three Coast Guard Silver Lifesaving Medals presented to Doug Stockholm, Kevin McDonald and Gary McDonald, three men who put themselves in danger to save the lives of a 6-year-old girl and her grandmother, Dec. 16, 2015. The three men, all South Dakota natives, came together to rescue the girl and her grandmother after they spotted the pair floating down in the flooded and strong currents of the Lewis and Clark Lake.  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 2nd Class Seth Johnson)

Three men receive prestigious Silver Lifesaving Medal

  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 […]


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Honoring the White Alder

          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 […]


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Operation Raider invades waterfront facility

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 […]


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