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.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: LT Shannon Scaff

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: LT Shannon Scaff

On Feb. 28, 2012, four Coast Guard members lost their lives in a helicopter crash that was felt by every one of the service’s approximate 42,000 men and women. Lt. Shannon Scaff, an instructor with the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, South Carolina, and long time friend of Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor, decided to invest his grief into something positive: a test of his mind, body and will.


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Mobilizing in the aftermath of a hurricane

With the threat of destruction looming every hurricane season, complacency is a responder’s worst enemy and aircrews work year-round to ensure they are ready to support their nation and community in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Altogether the preparedness and teamwork at the region’s four air stations paid huge dividends post-Isaac in the form of 28 lives saved and 54 assisted.


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Family of 9 rescued during Tropical Storm Debby

A family of nine was enjoying a relaxing summer vacation on Dog Island, south of Carrabelle, Fla. But slow-moving Topical Storm Debby had other plans for them.


Spotting drug subs from the sky

Coast Guard crews have been hard at work disrupting a rising threat as drug smugglers use increasingly sophisticated and evolving methods to evade authorities in the Caribbean. First, there was the $180 million cocaine seizure by Coast Guard Cutter Seneca. […]


Remembering the crew of CG-6535

Earlier today the Coast Guard bid farewell to four of its own. In a memorial service held in Hangar 2 at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., the service paid tribute to the crew of Coast Guard helicopter 6535 […]


Coast Guard trains with the A-Team

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough, 8th Coast Guard District Public Affairs. A group of Coast Guardsmen recently had the opportunity to train with the A-Team. That’s right, the A-Team. No television show or video game here. Just […]


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African American History Month: CAPT Bobby Wilks

Written by William Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian In the United States Coast Guard, there are thousands of highly motivated men and women doing extraordinary things. These are the kind of personnel who have steered the service throughout its […]


African American History Month: Carrying on a proud tradition

Written by Lt. Bryan Brownlee, Aviation Training Center Mobile February is African American History Month which represents a period of reflection on the contributions of African Americans throughout our Nation’s history. These important contributions have also helped fuel the prosperity […]


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Coast Guard gives endangered sea turtles lift home

This past weekend, 20 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles got a lift home with the help of a dedicated team of scientists and Coast Guardsmen. “After a few months of record sea turtle strandings in Massachusetts and countless hours caring for […]