Coast Guard educates foreign partners

Story by: PA3 Jennifer Nease. A delegation of Uruguayan Navy and Coast Guard officers traveled over 15 hours to meet with the 8th U.S. Coast Guard District and Sector Houston-Galveston to discuss and observe disaster response tactics in the maritime […]


2015 Coast Guard Ombudsman of the Year

Do you want to make a difference? Do you have a passion for helping people? Some questions the 2015 Wanda Allen-Yearout Ombudsman of the Year Award recipient asks as a motivational tool to help those whom take up the mantle […]


MSU Paducah honors World War II veteran

      Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah held a ceremony honoring a local Coast Guard World War II veteran on Feb. 10.   Baton Rouge native, Senior Chief Engineman Irvis M. Jarreau Ret., was honored with a special […]


Coast Guard, industry navigate future of liquefied gas

Story by Cmdr. Jason Smith Senior Coast Guard leaders and liquefied-gas-industry experts from around the country came together the second week of December at Sector Houston-Galveston to prepare for the increased use of liquefied gases throughout the maritime community and gain a deeper […]


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 […]


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Operation Raider invades waterfront facility

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston hosted Operation Raider, a multi-agency strike force operation aimed at ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations pertaining to the safe shipment of maritime cargo. The operation was comprised of several interagency teams strategically […]


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 […]


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