Click the image to play the videoThe Coast Guard has 210 aircraft located at 24 air stations strategically placed across the United States. The Coast Guard men and women assigned to these air stations work 24/7 to ensure that the Coast Guard’s [...]
Thousands of Coast Guard personnel are stationed throughout the United States and abroad carrying out the service’s 11 statutory missions, but Coast Guard members don’t always accomplish these missions alone. In addition to working with other federal, state and local responders [...]
When anyone thinks of a tabletop exercise, the first thing that may come to mind is Dungeons and Dragons. But one type of tabletop exercise is no game; it is in fact training several agencies in preparation for ultimate mission [...]
Story by PA3 Kevin Metcalf: On February 21st, 1943, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell, under the command of Cmdr. James A. Hirshfield, served as part of the international escort group, A-3, that was tasked with escorting convoys [...]
In 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon, had the belief that girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually by removing them from the home and thrusting them into the community. Gordon wanted to help these girls grow [...]
The U.S. Coast Guard has a history of being America’s first responder whenever disaster strikes. Whether it’s search and rescue operations after a natural disaster or when boaters signal distress, the Coast Guard is always ready to send [...]
Someone is adrift in the river and needs assistance. Their boat is sinking, and they need help. With a tone of curious calmness, the caller declares “mayday” over the radio. The caller must be located, and when found, handcuffed. [...]
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 [...]