Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK1 Zane Galbert

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK1 Zane Galbert

Goodwill gestures have a funny way of growing sometimes, and what one person does on a lark can resonate and inspire people around them, bring them together and positively affect a change. Galbert could have been content with picking some junk up with a couple friends, though that wasn’t good enough for him.


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.


Check ride

Nerves of keel

For Coast Guardsmen engaged in an active search for people in distress, who may be on the verge of panic, fright or worse, they have to be cool and calm, regardless of the state of seas, the boat or their own mind. Response crews must be ready and capable to take the helm of a Coast Guard boat and pilot it home, even the newest members.


Radio microphone

In the shadows

Hidden behind the scenes of rescues or law enforcement missions are the watchstanders of the U.S. Coast Guard. These are the men and women who few see, but the effects of their dedication and vigilance ripples throughout the maritime community.


Sentinels of the Crescent City

Down in the Louisiana Bayou sits one of the biggest swamps in the country. It’s full of alligators the size of a small automobile and mosquitoes as large as a muffaletta. Unknown to most, the Coast Guard patrols what are known as brown waters, protecting the waterways and educating the public on safe boating practices.


Responding in hurricane

‘Prepare for the worst, hope for the best’

As Hurricane Isaac inched towards the Gulf Coast in August 2012, Petty Officer 2nd Class James Hockenberry was assigned to an aircrew tasked with relocating a Coast Guard helicopter outside of the storm’s path. Left behind were his wife and two boys. A flight mechanic at Air Station Orleans, Hockenberry’s duty to respond doesn’t stop when there is a storm on its way and he ensures his family is prepared well in advance of the storm first and foremost.


Norvell underway

Welcome to the fleet Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell

She was a leader. She was a trailblazer. She was a lifesaver. She’s the namesake of the Coast Guard’s newest cutter – Margaret “Madge” Norvell. The Coast Guard welcomed their newest fast response cutter to the fleet this weekend as Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell was commissioned in New Orleans. The cutter is the first in its class to be named after a Coast Guard heroine.


Louisiana crews work to contain 18,000 gallon spill

Louisiana Coast Guard crews are working with local partners to contain an 18,000-gallon oil spill in the Delta National Wildlife Refuge 60 miles southeast of New Orleans.  The section of the pipe line that leaked was closed off soon after […]


itCG-CGC Rush in China, search for air crews ends, pollution response, 13 barges break free, four rescued

The Coast Guard has ended the search for the nine crewmembers missing after the mid-air collision between a Coast Guard C-130 airplane and a Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter off the coast of Southern California. The incident is a […]


itCG-Cleveland rescue, piracy training, oil spill, survival at sea

The Cleveland Browns were not the only ones who needed a rescue Sunday night. The Coast Guard came to the aid of four people who fell into Lake Erie from a pier near Cleveland Browns Stadium. Guardians from Station Cleveland […]


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