Honoring History: Revenue Cutter Pickering

The story of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Pickering is one of the many lost chapters in Coast Guard history. This is not a story about a cutter, but about her brave commander and crew.


Be a force of nature

This week is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week and is a perfect time to reflect on how ready you and your loved ones are for the unexpected.


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.


Sandy

Brace for another active hurricane season

It may feel like Superstorm Sandy happened just yesterday, but this weekend already marks the first day of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts we’re in for an above-average season, which means there is an extremely high probability of at least one major hurricane making landfall in the Gulf Coast and East Coast.


Helicopters at the ready

Responding in the wake of Isaac

As Hurricane Isaac made landfall on the eve of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, local, state and federal responders were at the ready to provide aid and assistance to Gulf Coast communities. Over the past two days, the Coast Guard has rescued 17 people and two pets by helicopter in the greater New Orleans area.


Hurricane Season

2012 Atlantic hurricane season begins

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season officially began last Friday, but two storm names have already been crossed off the list. With two named storms occurring before the season even started – Alberto and Beryl – Craig Fugate, administrator of Federal […]


itCG-Hero surfer, dehydration rescue, weather safety warning, missing crewman


Make This Hurricane Season a Breeze

Post Written By LTJG Ryan T. White In 1998, over the course of a typical afternoon a string of tornadoes hit middle Tennessee. Included was one storm that hit downtown Nashville. I was in the gymnasium at school practicing soccer […]


itCG-going green, VIP tours Woods Hole, more tropical storm activity

Looks like we are starting to go from orange to “green” as several of our units turn to environmentally friendly technology. Over the weekend, there have been a few articles about our use of “green” equipment and products for base […]