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Crews prepare an HU-25 Falcon for flight Crews prepare an HU-25 Falcon for flight
Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Corpus Christi, Texas, aircrews prepare the last HU-25 Falcon jet in service, Sept. 16, 2014, for one of a few remaining flights before...
Final HU-25 Falcon formation flight Final HU-25 Falcon formation flight
Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Corpus Christi aircrews take the last HU-25 Falcon jet on a formation flight around Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 22, 2014. The Falcon...
Coast Guard retires last HU-25 Falcon Coast Guard retires last HU-25 Falcon
Capt. Samuel Creech, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi salutes Rear Adm. John Korn, the 24th Coast Guard Ancient Albatross in a...
Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman
A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a fisherman suffering from a head injury near the Mississippi River Gulf outlet, Sept., 22, 2014. The Coast Guard Air Station...
Coast Guard cutter recovers 2 from sunken boat Coast Guard cutter recovers 2 from sunken boat
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Manta recovers two fishermen from a raft after their boat sank about 22 miles off South Padre Island, Texas, Sept. 17, 2014. Two...
Blue suits learn about brown water in Western Rivers course Blue suits learn about brown water in Western Rivers course
Members of the Coast Guard's Eighth District are given a tour of a state-of-the-art towboat during one of the three field trips in the Western Rivers Orientation...


Recent Video

Sector New Orleans Spotlight Sector New Orleans Spotlight
An overview of Coast Guard Sector New Orleans and the 3 primary missions they support every day along the Gulf Coast.
Coast Guard Aircrew Hoists Ailing Man Aboard MH-65 Dolphin from Container Ship off South Padre Island, Texas Coast Guard Aircrew Hoists Ailing Man Aboard MH-65...
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoists a man aboard using the rescue basket after he reported symptoms of appendicitis Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, while...
Air Station New Orleans Survival Training Air Station New Orleans Survival Training
Members from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans perform yearly survival training at the Terrytown Countryclub pool. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd...
Aviators Reflect on the HU-25 Falcon as the Last One Retires Aviators Reflect on the HU-25 Falcon as the Last One Retires
Aviators who have spent years flying the HU-25 Falcon (Guardian) reflect on their experiences flying the jet before retiring the last one from service at Sector/Air...
Four Mexicans rescued in Gulf of Mexico after boat sinks Four Mexicans rescued in Gulf of Mexico after boat sinks
The Coast Guard responds after a tanker noticed people on the bow of a sunken boat about 22 miles off South Padre Island, Texas, and notified Sector Corpus Christi...
Coast Guard Falcon Crew Interviewed After Dropping Life Raft to Rescue 2 in Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard Falcon Crew Interviewed After Dropping Life...
The crew of a Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon is interviewed after dropping a life raft to save two people on a sunken Mexican fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico off South...


Recent News Stories

Coast Guard medevacs sailor from container ship off...
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced the crewmember of a container ship approximately 40 miles offshore of South Padre Island late Saturday night.
Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue four Mexicans in Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue four Mexicans in...
The Coast Guard and a Mexican shrimper rescued four Mexican fishermen Wednesday after their boat sank about 22 miles offshore of South Padre Island.
Coast Guard contracts salvor to remove beached vessel near Freeport, Texas Coast Guard contracts salvor to remove beached vessel...
The Coast Guard contracted a salvage company to remove the threat of pollution from a derelict fishing vessel that went aground Thursday, about 20 miles south of...
Mexican shirmping fleet leaves Brownsville after Tropical Storm Dolly passes Mexican shirmping fleet leaves Brownsville after...
The Port of Brownsville returns to normal operations Thursday, after the departure of two Mexican shrimp fleets that sought safe harbor ahead of Tropical Storm Dolly.
Coast Guard, Seabrook and Kemah fire crews respond to boat fire under Kemah bridge Coast Guard, Seabrook and Kemah fire crews respond to...
The Coast Guard along with fire departments from Seabrook and Kemah, Texas, responded to a boat fire under the Highway 146 bridge Friday.
Coast Guard transports 3 men, 2 dogs off Padre Island National Seashore Coast Guard transports 3 men, 2 dogs off Padre Island...
The Coast Guard picked up three men and two dogs from Padre Island National Seashore after their vehicles became disabled on the beach Wednesday.


Recent Audio

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...
Operational update teleconference with Rear Adm. Paul...
NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 10, 2010) - Rear Adm. Paul D. Zukunft, Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response held a teleconference here today to...


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.