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Camp Shelby CG visit Camp Shelby CG visit
Lt. Hector Ramos speaks to a group of children at Camp Shelby Air to Ground Range July 2, 2015. A group of Coast Guard aviators spent some time with the children to...
Pensacola Air Show Safety Zone Pensacola Air Show Safety Zone
The Coast Guard is scheduled to set up two temporary safety zones in portions of the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound during the Annual Pensacola Beach Air...
Coast Guard Cutter Wyaconda participates in Run4Troops Marathon Coast Guard Cutter Wyaconda participates in Run4Troops...
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Wyaconda participated in the Run4Troops Marathon, in Dubuque, Iowa, June 27, 2015. All proceeds from the marathon go to assist...
MSD St. Paul conducts standardization training MSD St. Paul conducts standardization training
Crew members from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment St. Paul participate in standardization training June 29, 2015. The STAN Team visits Boat Forces units...
Coast Guard aircrew locates 2 missing divers in Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard aircrew locates 2 missing divers in Gulf of...
A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew stands with two rescued divers, Dennis Garrett and Robert Holms, after they were located and...
Coast Guard participates in boom deployment training Coast Guard participates in boom deployment training
Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Quad Cities participates in a river spill response training practicing the deployment of hard boom on the Mississippi River in...


Recent Video

Coast Guard Rescues Helicopter Pilot Coast Guard Rescues Helicopter Pilot
Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans hoist an injured pilot aboard an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter, after the pilot's helicopter crashed in the...
Release the Leatherback Release the Leatherback
A Coast Guard Station Destin 45-foot Response Boat - Medium crew helped Gulfarium Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehab personnel release a 375-pound juvenile Leatherback Sea...
Coast Guard Aircrew Locates Two Missing Divers in Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard Aircrew Locates Two Missing Divers in Gulf...
A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew located two missing divers off Mustang Island, Texas, after they were reported missing...
Coast Guard, Texas Southern University Sign Cooperative Agreement Coast Guard, Texas Southern University Sign Cooperative...
Rear Adm. David R. Callahan, the Coast Guard 8th District commander, joins Texas Southern University to sign a memorandum of agreement in Houston June 18, 2015, that...
Coast Guard Aircrews Deploy Rescue Swimmer for 2 Incidents in GT300 Catamaran Race Coast Guard Aircrews Deploy Rescue Swimmer for 2...
An Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew assists mariners in two incidents in the Gulf of Mexico on the 1st day of the Great Texas 300 catamaran...
Coast Guard Rescues Man Caught in Debris Pile on Mississippi River Coast Guard Rescues Man Caught in Debris Pile on...
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Cheyenne and the Cutter Gasconade rescued a man caught in a debris pile in the Mississippi River, June 10, 2015. The crew members...


Recent News Stories

Coast Guard crews locate 2 missing divers in Gulf of Mexico Coast Guard crews locate 2 missing divers in Gulf of Mexico
A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two overdue divers offshore from San Jose Island, Texas, Saturday afternoon.
Coast Guard identifies oil seepage on Bolivar Peninsula, Texas Coast Guard identifies oil seepage on Bolivar Peninsula,...
The Coast Guard, state and local officials are responding to an area of oil seepage Saturday on the Bolivar Peninsula approximately 4 miles west of Rollover Pass.
Great Texas 300 catamaran race starts with 2 Coast Guard...
The Coast Guard brought two men to safety Thursday after a sailboat capsized three miles offshore and rescued another man who went overboard 11 miles offshore; all...
The master of disaster The master of disaster
Behind every service member who chose to join the military, there is a reason that led them on the path they chose. Whether it’s to serve their country, to further...
Shelter-in-place lifted, Houston Ship Channel reopened...
A shelter-in-place was lifted and the Houston Ship Channel was reopened at 2:08 p.m. Wednesday after an incident in the upper ship channel that caused the release of...
Coast Guard medevacs 20-year-old with seizures off Port...
A 20-year-old man was medevaced after suffering multiple seizures aboard a charter fishing boat approximately 33 miles off of Port Aransas Saturday morning.


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.