Eighth District


District Offices

d District Commander
dcs Chief of Staff
dcmc Command Master Chief
drcmc Reserve Command Master Chief
dch Chaplain
de External Affairs Staff
dl Legal Staff
dl Legal Assistance Page
dm Resource and Performance Management Staff
dmpl Resource Planning Branch
dmf Resource Budget Branch
dmt Telecommunications/C4IT Branch
dmp Resource Military Personnel Branch
OPC Performance Management Branch
dr Response Division
drm Incident Management Branch
dre Enforcement Branch
dri Intelligence Staff
dx Planning & Force Readiness Division
dxo Operational Planning Branch
dxc Contingency Planning Branch
dxr Reserve Management Branch
dxfr Force Readiness Branch
dp Prevention Division
dpa Auxiliary Branch
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dpa Recreational Boating Safety
dpi Inspections & Investigations Branch
docs Outer Continental Shelf
dw Western Rivers Division
dwb Western Rivers Bridge Branch
dpb Bridge Administration Branch
dpw Waterways Management Branch
A year ago, Baton Rouge was devastated by unprecedented flooding. We take a look back at those times with an interview with Lt.j.g. Simon Gottberg, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter pilot at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans. #CoastGuard #BatonRougeFlood
Happy National Aviation Day! Did you know the U.S. Coast Guard helped with the Wright brothers' first airplane flight? We've come a long way since then, and today, our aircraft are vital for mission success. #GoCoastGuard Learn more here: goo.gl/PahVCS
A year ago, Baton Rouge was devastated by unprecedented flooding. The Coast Guard quickly responded by conducting rescues and providing assistance to people in distress by providing much needed supplies. Once the flood waters receded, Coast Guardsmen from the surrounding areas stepped up to volunteer their free time assisting people affected by the flood. #CoastGuard #BatonRougeFlood
Heartland Coastie of the Week: BM2 Tyler Duane Willen
Welcome Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, the new Eighth Coast Guard District commander, and Master Chief Heath Jones, the new Eight Coast Guard District Command Master Chief to the heartland! #GoCoastGuard
A year ago, Baton Rouge was devastated by unprecedented flooding. The Coast Guard quickly responded, saving over 200 people, 28 pets and assisting more than 2,900 people in distress. #CoastGuard #BatonRougeFlood
The Coast Guard and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are looking for assistance in identifying the owner of this 12-14 foot long vessel located in Weeks Bay, Louisiana, Thursday. Please contact Coast Guard Sector New Orleans with information at 504-365-2545.
A year ago, Baton Rouge was devastated by unprecedented flooding. The Coast Guard quickly went into action, with aircraft and crews from both U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, vessels and crews from U.S. Coast Guard Station New Orleans and the activation of the Western Rivers Flood Punt Teams stationed at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River assisting with the rescue of people and pets in distress. #CoastGuard #BatonRougeFlood
A year ago, Baton Rouge was devastated by unprecedented flooding with the storm dropping the equivalent of approximately 7 trillion gallons of water. The Coast Guard, along with the National Guard, local law enforcement and fire departments, and volunteers who dubbed themselves the "Cajun Navy" rushed to aid those in need. #CoastGuard #BatonRougeFlood
#UPDATE The Coast Guard has ended the search for two swimmers after their bodies were recovered near Perdido Pass, Florida, Saturday. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the two swimmers in this difficult time,” said Lt. Cmdr. Trevor Blount, search and rescue mission coordinator at Sector Mobile. “We appreciate all the support provided by our state, local and industry partners in the search effort.” https://goo.gl/MUEEy2 #Breaking The Coast Guard is searching for two male swimmers, ages, 12 and 19 in the vicinity of Perdido Pass, Florida, Friday. The swimmers were described as wearing orange and blue swim trunks and were last seen approximately 20 yards from shore. Involved in the search are: ● Coast Guard Station Pensacola 45-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew ● Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher ● Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew ● Orange Beach Fire and Rescue boatcrew ● Orange Beach Police Department boatcrew ● Baldwin County Sheriff Department personal watercraft Anyone with information that may help is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Mobile command center at (251) 441-6211. https://goo.gl/A8dqZC #CoastGuard #SearchandRescue
BM2 Andrew Carlson is the Heartland Coastie of the Week!
Rear Adm. Dave Callahan thanked his shipmates and wished them fair winds and smooth seas as he retired from the Coast Guard! #BravoZulu #SemperParatus
Rear Adm. David R. Callahan transferred command during an official change-of-command ceremony at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal in New Orleans, August 11, 2017. Rear Adm. Paul F. Thomas assumed command of the 8th Coast Guard District.
Watch live as Rear Adm. David R. Callahan transfers command of the 8th Coast Guard District to Rear Adm. Paul F. Thomas during an official change-of-command ceremony at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal in New Orleans. The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored tradition deeply rooted in Coast Guard and Naval history. The event signifies a total transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability for the command.
For its relatively small Gulf coastline, Mississippi has a long history of many lighthouses and their keepers standing the watch through thick and thin to assist those at sea. Today we are taking a look at a few of those lighthouses, with history dating back to only a few decades after America’s founding.
Rear Adm. Dave Callahan culminated his 35-year service and aviation career at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, Wednesday, with a final flight.
We’re continuing our exploration of lighthouse history with another Heartland state: Louisiana. A recurring theme today is hurricanes, a threat that plagued lighthouses and their tenders since the establishment of their service. Brave lighthouse keepers stood by their post in even the worst of weather to ensure safe navigation for those unfortunate enough to be on the sea at the time.
Bravo Zulu to the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gasconade for their rescue of a person in the water near Omaha, Nebraska, Tuesday! The survivor was recovered near mile marker 601 of the Missouri River. The survivor's canoe had reportedly capsized. https://goo.gl/uH3K16 #GoCoastGuard #SearchandRescue
Lighthouses have been protecting all 367 miles of Texas coastline for more than 150 years. This week we are celebrating the anniversary of the Lighthouse Service by looking at some of the historical aids to navigation maintained by one of the Coast Guard’s predecessors.
#Breaking Coast Guard Stations Destin and Panama City assisted the vessel Jean Marie, a 50-foot fishing vessel, after they began taking on water. The Station Destin boat crew arrived on scene at 7:36 a.m. and assisted in patching the leak and dewatering the vessel. The Station Destin boat crew took the vessel in tow and later transferred the tow of the vessel to Coast Guard Station Panama City who will complete the tow in Panama City. #CoastGuard #SearchandRescue https://goo.gl/Jv6QUp
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