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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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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 […]


Pictured is a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter during a training exercise, Oct. 25, 2013.

A fistful of maintenance schedules

Thanks to an attention to detail that would rival Stanley Kubrick at his most meticulous and a borderline obsessive compulsive adherence to maintenance schedules, the crewmembers of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans keep their helicopters mission-ready through a constant […]


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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 […]


Students in the boatcrew college test at Coast Guard Station New Orleans, Dec. 9, 2013.

Crew cruises college to qual

Always being ready is the lifeblood running through the veins of the United States Coast Guard. Priding themselves on being the best trained in many maritime evolutions, Coast Guard members are ready to respond with utmost flexibility and proficiency in […]


Mr. Alan Guedesse, a civilian marine inspector, from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Peoria Ill., sorts through donations at the East Peoria Event Center, Nov. 22, 2013.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guard assists with tornado cleanup

Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Ayla Kelley Dozens of tornados tore through the Midwest Nov. 17, leaving a path of destruction behind. As with most storms in the Midwest, the National Guard and other state and local agencies […]


Coast Guard members eat a Thanksgiving dinner provided by spouses of Marine Safety Detachment Quad Cities, in LeClaire, Iowa, Nov. 28, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Thanksgiving response on the Mississippi

While most of America was enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with their families, members of the Coast Guard were in an unlikely place, Le Claire, Iowa, though it was exactly where they needed to be. Following the sinking of a 144-foot […]


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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 […]


Lois Bouton, the Coast Guard Lady, is made an honorary chief and pinned at the Chiefs Call to Indoctrine dinner in St. Louis, Oct. 25, 2013.

Coast Guard Lady becomes honorary chief

  Story and photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ayla Kelley Lois Bouton has had an eventful year of milestones. The woman affectionately known as the Coast Guard Lady from Rogers, Ark., recently turned 94 and marked her 70th anniversary […]


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