Students portray greatest single rescue in Coast Guard history

Over the past year a team of students from the University of Alabama have traveled across the nation compiling video and conducting interviews for an upcoming documentary on the U.S. Coast Guard’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


Shipmate of the Week: Community of Mobile, Ala.

Time and again we have seen tragedy bring communities together as families. Earlier this week, tragedy struck our service when Coast Guard helicopter 6535 went down in Mobile Bay. In keeping with what makes America the greatest country in the […]


Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin helicopter

UPDATE 2: Search continues for 3 after Coast Guard helicopter crash in Mobile Bay

UPDATE: This post has been updated to include the names of the crew members of CG-6535. UPDATE 2: This post has been updated to include the recovery of two additional crew members of CG-6535 and the suspension of active search […]


Guardian of the Week – LT Wayne Miller

“Other Coasties would have done the same,” said LT Kenneth “Wayne” Miller as he reflected on his rescue of a man trapped in a vehicle fire. On July 16, Miller, one of the thousands of reservists who have been called […]


itCG-Thanks, Pearl Harbor memories, search

Guardians from CGC Crocodile received an unexpected thanks from the 3-year-old boy rescued from a sailboat last week after being abducted by his estranged father. Luke Finch, his mom Christa and Grandmother Julie surprised the Coast Guard crew and other […]


Coast Guard Angler of the Year – LCDR Bates

LCDR Richard Bates won the American Bass Anglers (ABA) Coast Guard Angler of the Year Award at the 2009 American Fishing Tour National Championship, held September 30 – October 2, 2009 at Pickwick Lake, Florence, AL. LCDR Bates also placed […]


itCG-Hudson River boardings, vessel fires, fish barrier

The Coast Guard is stepping up its boardings of boats heading south on the Hudson River. The random stops are part of the Department of Homeland Security’s “small vessel security strategy” aimed at increasing inspections of small vessels that travel […]