As part of the Coast Guard’s community outreach efforts members across the country visit nearby schools guiding, assisting and tutoring students. Check out what the Coast Guard members of MSU Paducah, Ky., do on a weekly basis with local first-graders.
A daring rescue by Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 9339 of a father-daughter canoe team took place during the 3rd Annual Tour du Teche. Find out more here.
Have you ever wondered how Coast Guard helicopter crews prepare for a “worst-case-scenerio,” if a helicopter were to crash in water? To find out more read this blog post.
Paradise lies at the end of the longest numbered highway of any class in Louisiana. Located at 29 degrees 18 minutes north latitude and 90 degrees seven minutes west longitude or, simply put Grand Isle in a GPS, and you [...]
Written by PA3 Jonathan Lally Imagine the wind filling a triangular canvas sail, whipping the catamaran and its riders forward as the waters are parted and slapping at the hull. Now imagine you are holding onto the rope that can [...]
Hurricane weather has no mind or rationality. There is no negotiating with it to disperse or to change its course. The goal is to prepare and hope you’ve done enough to weather the storm and remain safe, which is [...]
“Shield of Freedom,” a phrase commonly associated with the Coast Guard is an appropriate expression to use in celebration of the service’s 222nd birthday highlighting their role as protectors of the American borders.
Written and posted by Seaman Ivan J. Barnes Before the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy, they answered the call of duty, long before it was a video game. Some were born ready and others were made ready by events [...]
Coming this summer: Cats, dogs, frogs and locusts drop from the sky. Tractor trailers tumble through the air. And, sometimes, like supersonic bullets, nails from the boards of boarded-up windows are thrust through trees with .44-caliber Magnum force, as the wind rips and [...]
The campers at St. Louis King of France Camp Crusader had a very special guest cruise in for a visit Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Much to the delight of the 71 campers, Coastie the Safety Boat sailed by to teach [...]