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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Coast Guard Hosts Pleasant Hill Elementary School

    Coast Guardsmen from Sector Lower Mississippi River hosted over 100 third and fourth grade students from Pleasant Hill Elementary School located in Olive Branch, Mississippi, Oct., 30, 2014. The tour consisted of question and answer sessions with Lt. Brandon McMillan […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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