The Coast Guard christened the sixh National Security Cutter, Munro, at Ingalls Shipyards in Pascagoula, Miss., Nov. 14, 2015.

Christening of the Munro

  The Coast Guard christened the sixth National Security Cutter, Munro, at Ingalls Shipyards in Pascagoula, Miss., on Nov. 14, 2015. Ms. Julie Sheehan, the cutter’s sponsor and Douglas Munro’s great niece, marked the occasion with the time-honored tradition of […]

The Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission chose retired Adm. Thad Allen, former commandant of the Coast Guard, for Patriot of the Year. Adm. Allen was honored at the Veterans Day Parade in Mobile, Nov. 11, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Ryan Tippets)

Admiral Thad Allen named Patriot of the Year

  The Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission chose Admiral Thad Allen (Ret.), former Commandant of the Coast Guard for Patriot of the Year. Admiral Allen was given the award at the Honors Luncheon held in Mobile, Ala., Nov. 10, 2015 […]


The BIONIC PIG effect

While surrounded by both senior enlisted and military officers, a timid fireman walks up to the double-glass doors of a red-bricked building. Hoping to gain leadership wisdom from those surrounding her, a nervous breath escapes the fireman’s lips. The cacophony […]

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A Workout to Remember: CG-6535

As heroes of history fell legends 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.

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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 […]

Coast Guard crewmembers deploy a buoy during a river tender training event at the Coast Guard Industrial Support Activity, Sept. 23, 2011. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River is hosting five Coast Guard cutters and more than 115 sailors for a week of training and exercises beginning September 19. This assembly of ships represents nearly half of the Coast Guard's inland river fleet. They are responsible for more than 10,300 miles of inland waterways and the entire navigable lengths of the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee river systems. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann.

Billion-dollar buoys

Psst. Want in on a secret of a sweet deal? It’s not plastics, cold fusion or a pair of superconductor bracelets that cure arthritis, cancer, hypertension, depression or mesotheli-something-or-other for just $19.99. No, plastic fills the bumpers of cars and […]

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Honoring Military on 11-11

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 […]

Petty officers Stephen Ballinger and Ariel Reyes board a Mexican shrimp boat leaving the port of Brownsville, Texas, after seeking shelter from Hurricane Ingrid, Sept. 17, 2013. Coast Guard crews worked with Customs and Border Protection agents to escort approximately 200 vessels in and out of port.

The great exodus

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 […]

Petty Officer 3rd Class Will Khams, a facility inspector at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City, inspects a pump at a facility near the Atchafalaya River, Sept. 6, 2013.

A safer, cleaner tomorrow

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 — […]

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