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 […]


Undated photo of an African-American gentleman waiting outside a colored waiting room.

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 […]


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