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On the 11th hour of the 11th day on the 11th month of 1918, the world could breathe easier because the major hostilities of World War I formally ended. From that day forward Americans celebrated and still honor their military […]
Normally, confiscated lanchas, fishing nets and dead fish populate empty parking spots of Coast Guard Station South Padre Island, Texas. Evidence of a busy week keeping America’s waters sovereign and free of illegal fishing. When I arrived at the station […]
Forget the mundane. This is a mission that is often synonymous with anonymous, as its agents and incidents can be difficult to record. Because, the worst case, end-of-the-world very thing that should have, could have or would have happened — […]
The Coast Guard turned 223-years-old on Aug. 4, 2013, and really, who cares? It’s not an especially monumental milestone in the grand scheme of things. To figure out why it’s important, let’s jump in the “Wayback Machine” with Mr. Peabody […]
Blood is the color of hell. Noises, faces in the mist and the entrails of men wallpaper the psyche of those who walked point up a mountain and came down the other side of sanity. In the summer of 1970, […]
Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally “Hello all station, hello all station” crackles throughout a dimly lit room. The room is about the size of an apartment loft. A dull, gray, semi-circle cavern with screens and speakers hidden […]
Five young babies are united as a circle of protectors in an ancient naval tradition. Click here to read more.
Nearly 100 miles from the Big Easy and far from the revelry of Bourbon Street, ships the length of two football fields and the diameter of the Superdome anchor near the passes along the lower Mississippi River. Up close […]
New Orleans native, Margaret “Madge” Norvell served as a lighthouse keeper for 41 years with the U.S. Lighthouse Service, which merged with the U.S. Coast Guard in 1939. Standing her watch at multiple lighthouses along Louisiana’s shores she saved countless lives. Her legacy…now forever immortalized.