Walrus calf

A different kind of rescue

Although a walrus medevac is an unusual case for the Coast Guard, environmental stewardship and protection has long been a mission of the Coast Guard, especially in Alaska. It was the Revenue Cutter Service that examined exploited seal rookeries, which led to the Fur Seal Treaty of 1911 and ultimately the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

turtle hatchlings

Helping wayward manatees & turtle hatchlings

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to the Coast Guard. While search and rescue and law enforcement tend to dominate the headlines, that doesn’t mean the Coast Guard isn’t performing other missions in communities across our […]

Red River flood

Red River flood response continues

With contributions from Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm. For the past two weeks, Coast Guard personnel and assets have assisted in a multi-agency response to flooding along the Red River in North Dakota and Minnesota. Since our last update, […]

Red River floods

Coast Guard joins Red River flood response

With contributions from Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant and Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm Coast Guard personnel, airboats and aircraft continue to assist in a multi-agency response to heavy flooding that started last week along the Red River in […]