A Workout to Remember-CG6535

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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Damage Control

    The Coast Guard is the maritime equivalent of the cavalry, riding over the horizon in either helicopters or boats to rescue those in distress. It’s a welcome sight for those in trouble on the Gulf of Mexico. But […]


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Killer Ex

“I’VE GOT AN OPEN DOOR LEFT! NEED SUPPORT, NEED SUPPORT!!” The voices are close.


Coast Guard Station New Orleans member Seaman Lyndsey Singer pilots the 45-foot Response Boat - Medium on Lake Pontchartrain during a checkride for crewmember qualification, Jan. 10, 2014.

Nerves of keel

  #Chestpains, #Can’tbreathe; #Takethecontrols. #We’resinking! #Manoverboard! If anyone ever found themselves up to their eyeballs in dark waters, chances are they would not tweet their condition to family and friends. They would dial 911 or yell as loud as they […]


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 […]


Coast Guard aviation maintenance technicians and avionics electricians perform routine maintenance on a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at the air station hangar Oct. 17, 2013.

Keeping the wings golden

A thunderous whirring fills the atmosphere as powerful rotor blades slice into the air. Crossing a body of water a predominant orange-and-white helicopter slows down descending into a hover as the propeller thrust gusts waves to form a halo on […]


Auxiliarists with Flotilla 4-8 conduct rescue basket training with a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter.

Aux rocks the air

  Train and maintain is a phrase often associated with mundane tasks that need to get done to please supervisors. Despite the eye rolling and negative connotations associated with the phrase, Coast Guardsmen train for a reason. The Coast Guard […]


CrossFit Overtorque

Iron sonata

The clanking jingle of metallic music fills the air accompanied by a cacophony of intense breathing as bodies struggle to stay in motion. It’s a classical piece of music with a modern twist directed by Newton and performed by Coast Guard members. Click here to find out more about this Iron Sonata.


Petty Officer 3rd Class Will Khams, a facility inspector at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City, inspects a pump at a facility near the Atchafalaya River, Sept. 6, 2013.

A safer, cleaner tomorrow

Forget the mundane. This is a mission that is often synonymous with anonymous, as its agents and incidents can be difficult to record. Because, the worst case, end-of-the-world very thing that should have, could have or would have happened — […]


KEY WEST, Fla. - The Coast Guard Cutter ingham, a 327-foot Treasury-Class cutter, arrives to its new homeport in Key West, Nov. 24, 2009.  U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Preserving our history

Story by Lt. j.g. Dion Williams, public affairs officer, Coast Guard Cutter Decisive Surrounded by turquoise water and nestled in a corner of Key West, Fla., the 327-foot Treasury-Class Coast Guard Cutter Ingham proudly displays the service’s colors and is […]


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