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 […]


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 […]


Admiral Thad Allen named Patriot of the Year

  The Mobile Bay Area Veterans Day Commission chose Admiral Thad Allen (Ret.), former Commandant of the Coast Guard for Patriot of the Year. Admiral Allen was given the award at the Honors Luncheon held in Mobile, Ala., Nov. 10, 2015 […]


Pensacola monument honors Sebago crews

Coast Guard retirees gathered in a white tent on the lawn of Plaza De Luna in downtown Pensacola, Florida for a dedication ceremony honoring their old ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Sebago. The cutter Sebago was a 254-foot Owasco class […]


FS1 Andrew Rupp is the Coast Guard’s Food Service Specialist of the Year

      Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Rupp of the Coast Guard Cutter Gasconade won the 2014 Food Service Specialist of the Year Award. As the only FS aboard the Gasconade, Rupp went above and beyond what was expected […]


University of Southern Mississippi starts Coast Guard Auxiliary program

People in the Gulfport Region now have the opportunity to learn seamanship skills and to become a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the all-volunteer wing of the U.S. Coast Guard. In order to make the program available, Coast Guard […]


Train Maintain Operate

    “We teach real life situations,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Alex Baird, a boatswain’s mate at Coast Guard Station New Orleans. “If we get caught in a situation out at sea where our electronics don’t work our boatcrew […]


Passing of the Watch

By: Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lally Rear Adm. Kevin S. Cook transferred command of the 8th Coast Guard District to Rear Adm. David R. Callahan at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal in New Orleans, May 15, 2015. The presiding […]


Even the kitchen sink

Three years ago in the spring, Zane Galbert was doing what he loves to do – cruising through the Louisiana bayou on his kayak and taking in the sights and sounds of nature. It was early enough in the year […]


PSU 308 Deploys to Cuba

Coast Guardsmen serve our country in many ways. Some patrol the coast lines, others deploy overseas. This short video is about a Coast Guardsman’s first deployment and spending his last few hours with his family.


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