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Champions of Children Champions of Children
Petty officers from Coast Guard Station Lake Charles (from left) Ari N. Triest, Jack J. Donio, Brian A. Wood, and Joshua D. Haun, attend a holiday party hosted by the...
Coast Guard conducts tactical boatcrew training Coast Guard conducts tactical boatcrew training
Coast Guard boatcrews from Station Galveston work with Marine Safety and Security Team Galveston during tactical crew training Dec. 12, 2014. The training focused on...
Coast Guard conducts tactical boatcrew training Coast Guard conducts tactical boatcrew training
Coast Guard boatcrews from Station Galveston and Marine Safety and Security Team Galveston conduct tactical boatcrew training Dec. 12, 2014. The training evolutions...
National WWII Museum Road to Berlin opening National WWII Museum Road to Berlin opening
Member of a joint service color guard present colors before attendees of the National World War II Museum’s grand opening of the Road to Berlin exhibit, Dec. 12,...
Off-duty Coast Guardsman saves life Off-duty Coast Guardsman saves life
Michael Brown, a manager at Academy Sports, hugs Margaret Olsen at an award ceremony at the Webster Fire Department Dec. 11, 2014. The ceremony recognized those...
New Orleans City Council Military Appreciation Day New Orleans City Council Military Appreciation Day
Capt. Melvin Bouboulis, chief of staff at the 8th Coast Guard District, addresses the New Orleans City Council at the council's Military Appreciation Day, Dec. 11,...


Recent Video

Lifesaving Gift Ideas for the Holidays Lifesaving Gift Ideas for the Holidays
Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Piasecki, a rescue swimmer at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, offers lifesaving gift ideas for the holidays. U.S. Coast Guard...
Coast Guard Christmas Coast Guard Christmas
NEW ORLEANS - Coast Guard Base New Orleans celebrates the holidays by having a surprise visitor spend time with Coast Guard families. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty...
Rhythm Foundation Rhythm Foundation
Lt. Cmdr. Craig Toomey, a Coast Guard member attached to Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, shares his story of how he became a band member of The Tangle, Dec. 5, 2014....
Coast Guard Rescues Man from Life Raft Near Southwest Pass Coast Guard Rescues Man from Life Raft Near Southwest Pass
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew hoisted one man from a life raft in Southwest Pass near Venice, La., after his sailing vessel...
Coast Guard Medevacs Woman Off Carnival Cruiseship Coast Guard Medevacs Woman Off Carnival Cruiseship
A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 48-year-old woman from the cruise ship Carnival Dream 23 miles south of Southwest Pass, Saturday. The helicopter crew...
2014 Bayou Classic Coast Guard Commercial 2014 Bayou Classic Coast Guard Commercial
People join the Coast Guard for different reasons and this video gives a few of those reasons. U.S. Coast Guard video by 8th Coast Guard District External Affairs Office.


Recent News Stories

Off-duty Coast Guardsman saves life Off-duty Coast Guardsman saves life
A Coast Guardsman was recognized Thursday in Webster, Texas, for saving a woman’s life while working at his part-time job.
Coast Guardsman teaches water rescue to Cub Scouts in South Texas Coast Guardsman teaches water rescue to Cub Scouts in...
A local Corpus Christi pack of Webelos had a special guest from the Coast Guard teach them water rescue techniques Tuesday night.
Coast Guard supports the 'Centennial Festival of Riverboats' Coast Guard supports the 'Centennial Festival of Riverboats'
The Festival of Riverboats is a festival held to celebrate the history of Ohio’s riverboats. This year's event was highlighted by the 100-year anniversary of the...
Coast Guard rescues 2 in Corpus Christi Bay Coast Guard rescues 2 in Corpus Christi Bay
Coast Guard crews searched and located a man after he entered the water Sunday afternoon in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, and drifted away from his sailboat and...
Coast Guard rescues 2 sailors off Galveston Jetties Coast Guard rescues 2 sailors off Galveston Jetties
Two men were rescued off the Galveston Jetties by a Coast Guard aircrew after their sailboat became lodged on the rocks Monday morning.
Coast Guard rescues man at night after personal...
A man was located and rescued by a Coast Guard Air Station Houston crew Wednesday night in the marsh off Jones Bay, near Bayou Vista, Texas.


Recent Audio

Lifesaving gift ideas for the holidays
Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Piasecki, a rescue swimmer at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, offers lifesaving gift ideas for the holidays. (U.S. Coast Guard...
Good Samaritan reports boat fire on marine band radio
A good Samaritan aboard the vessel Sea Candy reporting that a 45-foot boat is on fire under the Highway 146 bridge near Kemah, Texas, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Coast...
Mayday call from fishing boat taking on water
Coast Guard crews rescued two fishermen Monday, after their boat started taking on water in the Gulf of Mexico. At approximately 3:30 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders...
120801-G-EK967-Mayday call near Freeport
HOUSTON -- Coast Guard rescue crews saved four people from their sinking fishing boat five miles off the coast of Freeport, Wednesday morning. A crewman aboard the...
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HOUSTON - Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a mayday call from the captain of a fishing vessel at approximately 1:15 p.m. reporting that the...
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HOUSTON - Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a mayday call from the captain of a fishing vessel at approximately 1:15 p.m. reporting that the...


Recent Publications

The Guardian - 06.01.2012
The Guardian - 06.01.2012
The Guardian is a publication of the U.S. Coast Guard's 8th District. Summer 2012 issue.
The Guardian - 01.01.2012
The Guardian - 01.01.2012
The Guardian is a publication of the U.S. Coast Guard's 8th District. Winter 2012 issue.