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A Workout to Remember: CG-6535

As heroes of history fell lengends sprang forth from their daring feats, but now CrossFit workouts (WODs) are created in their honor. This multimedia project is of the 2nd Annual CG-6535 Memorial Workout done by Coast Guardsmen of the 8th Coast Guard District at the CrossFit Overtorque box in New Orleans.


The Mardi Gras monarch King Rex and his krewe disembark the Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne at Spanish Plaza in downtown to kick off the start of Lundi Gras, March 3, 2014.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough)

Throw me something, Coast Guard!

      Another Mardi Gras is in the books for the Coast Guard. It’s an event unlike any other experienced in the U.S. For many people, Mardi Gras invokes images of packed streets and flying beads. Those people aren’t […]


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Uncolored

Not another PowerPoint, please. Most Coast Guardsmen furrow brows and exhale deep sighs and ughs if they have to sit through a presentation that lasts as long as what a root canal may feel like without anesthesia. They probably mutter to […]


A Coast Guard K-9 handler from the Marine Safety and Security Team in Galveston, Texas, and his bomb-sniffing dog are lowered from a MH-65 Dolphin from Air Station Houston to a boat, Feb. 7, 2014. The hoist was part of training designed to acclimate the dog and handler with the aerial entry process.

Ruff Responder

Often times Coast Guard personnel are called to duty during not-so-ideal circumstances. Whether it’s during a disaster response, search-and-rescue case, oil spill, or ice-breaking operations in the Bering Sea, these not-so-ideal conditions are when its members thrive. That is when […]


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Killer Ex

“I’VE GOT AN OPEN DOOR LEFT! NEED SUPPORT, NEED SUPPORT!!” The voices are close.


Rear Adm. Kevin Cook, commander of the 8th Coast Guard District, presents the Master Cutterman certificate to Chief Warrant Officer Paul Zado, the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne, Feb. 3, 2014. U.S. Coast guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Benson.

The Master Cutterman of the Harry Claiborne

It’s your birthday; you’re hanging out with your family and friends. There are candles, birthday cake and presents. Relaxing right? Chief Warrant Officer Paul Zado’s first birthday underway as a Coast Guardsman was a little different. He was a petty […]


Coast Guard Station New Orleans member Seaman Lyndsey Singer pilots the 45-foot Response Boat - Medium on Lake Pontchartrain during a checkride for crewmember qualification, Jan. 10, 2014.

Nerves of keel

  #Chestpains, #Can’tbreathe; #Takethecontrols. #We’resinking! #Manoverboard! If anyone ever found themselves up to their eyeballs in dark waters, chances are they would not tweet their condition to family and friends. They would dial 911 or yell as loud as they […]


An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter lands on Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless Nov. 14, 2013. The Dauntless crew then performed a hot refuel on the helicopter. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Manda M. Emery

Nocturnal state; Operating in darkness

I clench my hands tightly and pull my olive green sleeping bag closer to my face. The constant rocking of the ship has become a lullaby for my body. I hear a faint sound escaping from the ceiling, a mere […]


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Fishy Business: The anatomy of a boarding with Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless

It was pitch-black, I squinted my eyes tightly in attempts to adjust them to the darkness. If it weren’t for the sound of the waves bouncing off the side of the boat there would be no indication of where I […]


Members of Coast Guard Air Station Houston participated in Aviation Water Survival Training, Sept. 25, 2013, to prepare for emergency situations in helicopter or fixed wing aircraft. The training tested their ability to think through crash or ditch situations and gave them the opportunity to utilize emergency equipment during survival situations. (For video of this exercise click image.)

Proficiency: Preparing for the unpredictable

My morning began the same way it had many times before. I walked into Coast Guard Air Station Houston, turned the corner and made my way down the long narrow hallway to the public affairs shop. The hallway was completely […]


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