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 […]


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 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.


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 […]


Ruff Responder

Often times Coast Guard personnel are called to duty during not-so-ideal circumstances. Whether it’s during a disaster response, search-and-rescue case, oil spill, or ice-breaking operations in the Bering Sea, these not-so-ideal conditions are when its members thrive. That is when […]


Killer Ex

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


Hitting a moving target

Let’s put modesty on hold for a minute and be honest. The U.S. Coast Guard is the best such service in the world. So much so that some of the coast guards of other countries imitate our stripe, our uniform […]


A fistful of maintenance schedules

Thanks to an attention to detail that would rival Stanley Kubrick at his most meticulous and a borderline obsessive compulsive adherence to maintenance schedules, the crewmembers of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans keep their helicopters mission-ready through a constant […]


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 […]


Nocturnal state; Operating in darkness

I clench my hands tightly and pull my olive green sleeping bag closer to my face. The constant rocking of the ship has become a lullaby for my body. I hear a faint sound escaping from the ceiling, a mere […]


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