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 […]


Crew cruises college to qual

Always being ready is the lifeblood running through the veins of the United States Coast Guard. Priding themselves on being the best trained in many maritime evolutions, Coast Guard members are ready to respond with utmost flexibility and proficiency in […]


Proficiency: Preparing for the unpredictable

My morning began the same way it had many times before. I walked into Coast Guard Air Station Houston, turned the corner and made my way down the long narrow hallway to the public affairs shop. The hallway was completely […]


Reserve Boatcrew College Course

Getting qualified is an essential part of any Coast Guard unit, be it an air or boat station. Earning a qualification takes time and hard work. For an active duty member of a Coast Guard boat station becoming boatcrew qualified […]


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 […]


A Day at Coast Guard Station New Orleans

A desperate call for help crackles over the radio at 2 a.m. A watchstander at Coast Guard Station New Orleans quickly responds to the call and gathers vital information from the panicked mariner. An alarm is sounded and a rescue […]


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 […]