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 — […]


Coast Guard’s 223rd birthday! Why you should care

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 […]


Delta blood

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, […]


Saviors in the shadows

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 […]


A circle of protectors

Five young babies are united as a circle of protectors in an ancient naval tradition. Click here to read more.


The Sentries: Protecting the port, global maritime commerce

  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 […]


Coast Guard hero immortalized

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.


Wings on High - How an air station is always ready

Wings on High: How an air station is always ready

Click the image to play the videoThe Coast Guard has 210 aircraft located at 24 air stations strategically placed across the United States. The Coast Guard men and women assigned to these air stations work 24/7 to ensure that the Coast Guard’s […]


Station New Orleans: Protecting the gateway to global commerce

       America is currently besieged by a very particular fear. It is a fear of not enough, a universal fear. It is a fear of not enough money and not enough jobs. It is a fear for the future. […]


Evolving Dreams: How History Inspires the Future

If we look back through the lens of the present, we can see that small events in our history can alter the very course of the future. Many of those events come from amazing women such as Clara Barton, who […]


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