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 […]


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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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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.


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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 […]


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