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 […]


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 […]


Members of Team Red, White and Blue, a national veterans' advocacy group, pose on the steps of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, Oct. 18, 2014. Team RWB organized the Old Glory Coast to Coast relay, which is a 3,800 mile relay to raise awarenss of their goal to enrich the lives of returning veterans. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coastie joins Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay

          Chief Warrant Officer Allison Hope of Coast Guard Base New Orleans recently represented the Coast Guard in the Old Glory Coast to Coast relay which passed through her home town of Kansas City, Missouri, on […]


Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell shakes Petty Officer 2nd Class Keith Closson's hand after helping pin on the Coast Guard's second class diver insignia during a graduation ceremony at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Florida, Aug. 25, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally

Students no longer, Divers forever

    As the sun rose to the east, stretching forth its warm rays across the waters of Florida, a small group of men initiated the day with preparations. They begin ironing uniforms, polishing shoes and generally setting up for […]


A close-up photograph of a combination cover belonging to one of the perspective Chief Petty Officer's at a Chiefs Call To Indoctrination ceremony for Sector Houston-Galveston, May 9, at the Hilton Hotel in Clear Lake, Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Manda M. Emery)

Initiating Anchors

If there’s one certainty in life, it’s that nothing is certain. We are constantly changing, adapting and overcoming to reach goals we set. These goals can be for us, our families or the organizations we belong to. But, what most […]


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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.


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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