Train in deadly currents, swim somewhere else

Down in central Texas there’s one place that provides a constant and dangerous challenge for the area rescue services – San Luis Pass. Each year, folks walk past the large, numerous, multicolored signs that scream in English and Spanish, “NO […]


Ruff Responder

Often times Coast Guard personnel are called to duty during not-so-ideal circumstances. Whether it’s during a disaster response, search-and-rescue case, oil spill, or ice-breaking operations in the Bering Sea, these not-so-ideal conditions are when its members thrive. That is when […]


You say goodbye, I say hello

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ivan Barnes Change isn’t always easily accepted. The task of adjusting to the unfamiliar, having to adapt to the new and the breaking of old bonds to make new ones can have its challenges. […]


Wings on High - How an air station is always ready

Wings on High: How an air station is always ready

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 […]


A common cause unites us all

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 […]


Leadership: Retired Lt. Cmdr. Karen Cagle

Nelson Mandela. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. George Washington. None of these men were good leaders. They were more than that. They were a great leaders. So, what makes a good leader? That question can be subjective. Different things matter […]


MSU Port Arthur conducts vertical delivery training

MSU Port Arthur – Vertical Delivery Training

Members of Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur and Air Station Houston worked together to perform vertical delivery training. The training was conducted at the Naval Reserve Fleet in Houston on the motor vessel Cape Taylor, Jan. 24, 2012. This is […]


Coast Guard participates in Wings Over Houston 2011

Wings Over Houston 2011

For 27 years, the Wings Over Houston air show has stunned crowds with multiple demonstrations. These feats of aeronautical acrobatics, range from sky diving stunts to “TORA! TORA! TORA!”, a reenactment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Coast Guard Air […]


Training to survive

The Coast Guard is known for its aquatic prowess, scouring the high seas for things ranging from missing mariners, to illegal drug traffickers.But what do you do when the unthinkable happens, and Coast Guard members are suddenly the ones needing […]


AET2 Travis Cutler - MH-65C Dolphin helicopter

Honored for a quarter

Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Cutler, an aviation electronics technician at Air Station Houston, looks like he belongs in the Coast Guard. He walks like he always has somewhere important to go and something important to do when he gets […]


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