Family members eagerly await to see loved ones arrive home after two months of training.

A training ship with an operational mission

The Dauntless has truly upheld her mantra as a training ship with an operational mission. The preparation [for TSTA] began prior to my arrival, and I cannot be more proud of the men and women who make up the crew. The high level of performance and constant drive to improve makes me proud to call myself a Dauntless sailor.

L.t. j.g. Ryan Szabo stands atop Mount Kilimanjaro with the Coast Guard ensign after ascending 19,341 feet to summit the world’s highest freestanding mountain.

Coast Guardsman reaches new heights

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro whilst helping to save a critically endangered species was never on L.t. j.g. Ryan Szabo’s list of things he might accomplish. Yet on Aug. 25, 2017, he, his wife and 10 strangers ascended the 19,341 feet to summit the world’s highest freestanding mountain, all the while supporting conservation efforts for the black rhino.

Three men receive prestigious Silver Lifesaving Medal

  A six-year-old girl and her grandmother were enjoying themselves by the water of Lewis and Clark Lake, near Yankton, South Dakota on the warm afternoon of July 7, 2011. Unfortunately for the girl and her grandmother, at some point […]

Honoring the White Alder

          As the holidays approach and evergreen wreaths adorn doors of houses, a very special wreath adorns the Mississippi River, one that represents not the holidays, but the memory of 17 Coast Guardsmen who perished 47 […]

Christening of the Munro

  The Coast Guard christened the sixth National Security Cutter, Munro, at Ingalls Shipyards in Pascagoula, Miss., on Nov. 14, 2015. Ms. Julie Sheehan, the cutter’s sponsor and Douglas Munro’s great niece, marked the occasion with the time-honored tradition of […]

Coast Guard Hosts Pleasant Hill Elementary School

    Coast Guardsmen from Sector Lower Mississippi River hosted over 100 third and fourth grade students from Pleasant Hill Elementary School located in Olive Branch, Mississippi, Oct., 30, 2014. The tour consisted of question and answer sessions with Lt. Brandon McMillan […]

Coastie joins Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay

          Chief Warrant Officer Allison Hope of Coast Guard Base New Orleans recently represented the Coast Guard in the Old Glory Coast to Coast relay which passed through her home town of Kansas City, Missouri, on […]

A breath of fresh air

Being a part of a military organization can be stressful. Coast Guard men and women deal with dangerous, high tempo, real-life evolutions on a daily basis. Whether it is a search-and-rescue case, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief or vessel inspections, […]

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 […]

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team New Orleans: Setting the waterways straight

  Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team New Orleans maintains channel markers in the New Orleans area. They inspect buoys marking the waterways for damage, corrosion and proper channel placement. Properly marking the channels not only keeps commercial vessels safe, but […]

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