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Upon Further Inspection

(Click picture for video) Sector New Orleans Port State Control examiners conduct an exam aboard the bulk carrier Maritime Unity. Sector New Orleans conducted 997 examinations and screened 5,361 vessels in the year of 2013. Port State Control is the inspection […]


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Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team New Orleans: Setting the waterways straight

  Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team New Orleans maintains channel markers in the New Orleans area. They inspect buoys marking the waterways for damage, corrosion and proper channel placement. Properly marking the channels not only keeps commercial vessels safe, but […]


Coast Guard conducts rescue training at San Luis Pass

Train in deadly currents, swim somewhere else

Down in central Texas there’s one place that provides a constant and dangerous challenge for the area rescue services – San Luis Pass. Each year, folks walk past the large, numerous, multicolored signs that scream in English and Spanish, “NO […]


Lt. Joseph Prado, 8th Coast Guard District, holds a dog at the Louisiana SPCA, May 23, 2014.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Tippets)

Pause for a cause

  Coast Guardsmen are a contractually nomadic tribe, traveling from coast to coast and then some carrying out the King’s business.   As perpetual transplants, they don’t just live where they work. They put down roots and help their new […]


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 […]


Pictured here is a board displaying the 2014 Belle Chase Cardinals Baseball Team Roster April 25, 2014.

Homerun bound

Passion is a motivator. Passion has the power to push people to move forward beyond expectations. It provides the drive and motivation to get up every day and charge at life. The service is built by passionate individuals who have […]


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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 […]


A cleanup worker gathers oil on the shore of the Texas City Dike, March 24, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Lehmann)

The when and Y

  A small amount of oil released into the ocean will unfurl, blossom and expand in every direction to form a greasy, rainbow-tinted dream coat on the surface of the water.   It’s not unpleasant to look at, but its […]


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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.


A three-legged rescue

  On a windy, rainy Saturday afternoon Andrew Vuichard and his dog were called into service. Vuichard, a captain for Tow Boat U.S., was making his way to assist a disabled boat in the area. The boat had run out […]


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