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Coast Guard Honor Guard attend Lundi Gras Coast Guard Honor Guard attend Lundi Gras
Members of the Coast Guard Honor Guard post as side boys for the arrival of King Zulu and the Zulu Krewe at Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne. Delivering King Zulu...
Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard Participates in Bacchus 2016 Mardi Gras Parade Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard Participates in...
A member of the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard marches down the streets of New Orleans during the 2016 Bacchuc Mardi Gras Parade while performing a rifle routine,...
Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard performs at National World War II museum Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard performs at National...
Members of the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard perform silent drills at the National World War II Museum, as a debut performance for their participation in the...
Coast Guard assists adults, children from sinking boat Coast Guard assists adults, children from sinking boat
A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew lowers a dewatering pump to a 44-foot yacht taking on water with six people aboard near the...
Father battling cancer surprises son at his advancement in New Orleans Father battling cancer surprises son at his advancement...
Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Beard poses with his family at the Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, after being promoted, Feb. 1, 2016. Donald Beard, his father, who is...
Coast Guard promotion Coast Guard promotion
Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Beard poses with his father, Donald Beard, at the Lakefront Airport, prior to being promoted to Petty Officer 2nd Class, Feb. 1, 2016....


Recent Video

Coast Guard transports Zulu Krewe to Lundi Gras Coast Guard transports Zulu Krewe to Lundi Gras
Members of Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne and Coast Guard District Eight help King Zulu and the Zulu Krewe arrive at Lundi Gras in style on-board the Cutter Harry...
Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard Participates in Bacchus 2016 Mardi Gras Parade Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard Participates in...
The Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard marches down the streets of New Orleans during the 2016 Bacchus Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 7, 2016. The Coast Guard Ceremonial...
Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard Performs at National World War II Museum Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard Performs at National...
Members of the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard perform silent drills at the National World War II Museum, as a debut performance for their participation in the...
Blackthorn Memorial at Sector Field Office Galveston Blackthorn Memorial at Sector Field Office Galveston
Local Coast Guard units gather at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas Jan. 28, 2016 to honor the memory of those who died 36 years ago, Jan. 28, 1980. The U.S. Coast...
Coast Guard Participates in Krewe of Alla Parade Coast Guard Participates in Krewe of Alla Parade
The Coast Guard float made its first appearance of Mardi Gras 2016 during the Krewe of Alla parade, Jan. 31, 2016. The float is seen by over one million people...
Blackthorn Memorial at Sector Field Office Galveston Blackthorn Memorial at Sector Field Office Galveston
Local Coast Guard units gather at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas Jan. 28, 2016, to honor the memory of those who died 36 years ago, Jan. 28, 1980, in Tampa Bay....


Recent News Stories

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife assist adults, children from sinking boat near Port Mansfield Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife assist adults,...
Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department crews helped six people keep their 44-foot yacht from sinking near the Port Mansfield Jetties Sunday afternoon.
Coast Guard, industry navigate future of liquefied gas Coast Guard, industry navigate future of liquefied gas
Senior Coast Guard leaders and liquefied-gas-industry experts from around the country came together the second week of December at Sector Houston-Galveston to prepare...
Coast Guard oversees work to remove grounded tug, tank barge on Galveston Island, Texas Coast Guard oversees work to remove grounded tug, tank...
The Coast Guard is working closely with contractors and the owner of a seagoing tug and empty tank barge Monday, after the vessels became beached in the vicinity of...
Upper Houston Ship Channel closes to ships after tug, barge sink Upper Houston Ship Channel closes to ships after tug,...
Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service Houston closed a small section of the upper ship channel to deep draft ship traffic at 5:58 a.m. Monday, about an hour after a tug...
2 rescued from capsized boat off the Texas City Dike 2 rescued from capsized boat off the Texas City Dike
The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday afternoon after their boat reportedly capsized from a ship's wave north of the Texas City dike near the Houston Ship Channel...
Good Samaritans rescue four from burning boat Good Samaritans rescue four from burning boat
Good Samaritans rescued four people aboard a boat when they saw it on fire at about 6:30 p.m., Saturday near the South Jetty off Galveston.


Recent Audio

Coast Guard ghost story II
In celebration of Halloween, Coast Guardsmen from the 8th Coast Guard District share real-life ghost stories from underway. (U.S. Coast Guard recording by PA2 Ryan...
Coast Guard ghost story
In celebration of Halloween, Coast Guardsmen from the 8th Coast Guard District share real-life ghost stories from underway. (U.S. Coast Guard recording by PA2 Ryan...
Distress communications during boat fire near Galveston
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received and broadcast transmissions on VHF-FM channel 16 (marine band radio) during a boat fire and good Samaritan rescue of...
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...


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.