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.

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 — […]

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 […]

Learning the life flow of America’s main arteries

On a Tuesday morning in Louisville, Ky., about 20 dark-blue uniformed people make their way into a basement conference room in the Romano L. Mazzoli Federal building. Bleary-eyed and waiting for their coffee to kick in, they sit patiently behind […]

Backed by science

      Growing up, did you ever do something that was, let’s say, less than advisable? Maybe climbing that particular tree wasn’t such a good idea? Maybe stepping on that particular elderly gentleman’s lawn ruined your day? Wouldn’t it […]

Saviors in the shadows

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally “Hello all station, hello all station” crackles throughout a dimly lit room. The room is about the size of an apartment loft. A dull, gray, semi-circle cavern with screens and speakers hidden […]

A circle of protectors

Five young babies are united as a circle of protectors in an ancient naval tradition. Click here to read more.

Coast Guard hero immortalized

New Orleans native, Margaret “Madge” Norvell served as a lighthouse keeper for 41 years with the U.S. Lighthouse Service, which merged with the U.S. Coast Guard in 1939. Standing her watch at multiple lighthouses along Louisiana’s shores she saved countless lives. Her legacy…now forever immortalized.

Sentinels of the Crescent City

Down in the Louisiana Bayou lies one of the biggest swamps in the country. It’s full of alligators the size of a small automobile and mosquitoes as large as a muffaletta. Unknown to most, the Coast Guard patrols what are […]

On the front lines of diversity

    The military has long been a microcosm of society, reflecting changing values and norms. With mission readiness at the forefront of any policy changes, the military has historically kept pace with the pulse of societal change to bring […]

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