Eighth District

Divisions

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
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What dietary supplements can Coast Guard members take? HS1 Kristy Rasbeary from U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans - 91112 filled us in. For more information read the Coast Guard Medical Manual and visit www.hprc-online.org
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Backpacks were delivered at the Odyssey Academy in Galveston for children around the Houston-Galveston area who were affected by #HurricaneHarvey. Thanks to ME1 David Varcardipone, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego, and Charles Parisi, School for Entrepreneurship & Technology, who traveled 1500 miles to deliver the 273 backpacks! #WeGotYourBack
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A press conference regarding the oil platform explosion in Lake Pontchartrain is being held in Kenner, Louisiana. Follow along to get the most up to date information.
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*Correction: The news briefing is at 4 p.m. CST (20 minutes from now) Tune in at 4 p.m. today as we live broadcast a news briefing to share the latest information about the response to an explosion that occurred Sunday night on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain.
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Although Air Station Houston hasn't been in the spotlight quite as much as they were during Hurricane Harvey, you can catch back up with them over on the Coast Guard's national Instagram account, which they're taking over for the week.
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Congratulatitons to the 2018 Zulu Krewe King and Queen Elect! The king, queen, and other Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Inc. members visited Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, and the command cadre in honor of the partnership we share during the Lundi Gras celebration. Keep a look out for them and for the Coast Guard Float in the upcoming carnival season! For more information you can visit: http://www.kreweofzulu.com/
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Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, and Master Chief Heath Jones, command master chief, Eighth Coast Guard District, visited the crew of Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment St. Paul, DHS partners, Upper Mississippi River Services, Coast Guard Cutter Scioto, Coast Guard Cutter Wyaconda, Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Peoria, Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Quad Cities, Coast Guard Cutter Cheyenne, the Katherine E. Wayne, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River, Coast Guard Station New Orleans, and Coast Guard Base New Orleans.
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Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, Capt. Andy Sugimoto, chief of staff, Eighth Coast Guard District, and Master Chief Heath Jones, command master chief, Eighth Coast Guard District, visited the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Greenbrier at Bayou Sara on the Lower Mississippi River. The command cadre got underway with the crew during aids to navigation operations.
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Happy birthday to the U.S. Navy! Thank you to the men and women who have served to protect our country for 242 years and counting!
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In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Eighth Coast Guard District is sharing a recipe for an easy traditional Hispanic side dish! Spanish rice is a great side for just about any meal and can include a variety of ingredients to suit your tastes. Look below for the full recipe. If you are interested in more information on the Culinary Specialist rating, check out their page at GoCoastGuard.com: https://goo.gl/BU5ejX #HispanicHeritageMonth #GoCoastGuard 2 cups of rice 4 cups of water 2 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil (just enough to coat the rice) 3 tbsp. tomato powder (Found in the Hispanic foods aisle) 1 diced yellow onion 1 diced green bell pepper Any other vegetables are optional (corn, diced carrots, peas, etc.) Pour the oil in a pot and let it heat up. When the oil is hot, pour your rice in. Toss it in the oil, and lightly coat the rice with oil. The rice will turn white and then brown. When a good amount of the rice is a toasted brown, pour your water in. Add the tomato powder. Stir the rice and then cover the pot and simmer on medium-low heat for 10 minutes Add the diced onion and bell pepper to the rice so the flavors blend. (At this time you can add any other vegetables you want to include. Cover the rice and simmer for another 10 minutes. It should be an orange-brown-reddish color and smell tasty!
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#Update The search for a possible person in the water has been suspended due to no reports of a missing person. #Breaking The Coast Guard is responding to a possible person in the water. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report of a 14-foot orange kayak unmanned and adrift at mile marker 178 on the Ohio River, October 11, 2017. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast over VHF channel 16. Wood County 9-1-1 Fire Boat boatcrew launched and recovered the kayak. The good Samaritan vessel Connie K is also keeping a look out. If you have any information on the kayak or a possible missing person please contact Sector Ohio Valley at (800) 253-7465.
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October is weigh-in month! Check out some exercises rescue swimmers from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans do to stay #SemperP!
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Dave and Myra Holl visited members of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston to give their heartfelt thanks and appreciation for rescuing Dave during #HurricaneHarvey. Dave brought a personalized cake and thanked everyone at the air station for saving his life. Bravo Zulu to all first responders! #USCG #SAR #harveyrescue
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In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Coast Guard’s 8th District Leadership Diversity Advisory Council set up a celebration today! The event had free Central and South American food samples, informative displays, and a Hispanic Dish Cook-off. During National Hispanic Heritage Month we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.
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#BREAKING Lock & Dam 53 at mile marker 962 on the Ohio River is closed. The queue is 16 upbound and 33 downbound. https://t.co/Dqr006c7IK
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#BREAKING Lock & Dam 52 at mile marker 938 on the Ohio River is closed. Queue is 1 upbound 2 downbound. https://t.co/5ubi5dTSh3
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Coast Guard personnel throughout the Gulf Coast are assessing damage and looking for any signs of pollution after Hurricane Nate struck the region Saturday evening. #nate #uscg
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Post-Hurricane Nate response has begun! U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans - 91112 and the Western Rivers Flood Punt Teams prepare gear in the event of necessary rescues, while U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile conduct overflights to assess storm damage. #CoastGuard #Nate
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Rear Adm. Paul Thomas, commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, flew with U.S. Customs and Border Protections agents to assess the damage from Hurricane Nate, Sunday. Thomas flew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans to Venice, La., and then to Gulfport, Miss. #GoCoastGuard #HurricaneNate
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U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews launched to complete Hurricane Nate damage assessment flights Sunday morning. #USCG #Nate
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#BREAKING T-Boise Bridge at mile marker 35.5 on intracoastal waterway near Larose, La., closed to marine traffic. V… https://t.co/Ik6DdIOOiB
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#USCG lifted waterway restriction between mile marker 527-522 near Greenville, MS.
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#BREAKING Waterway closure from mile marker 527-522 near Greenville, MS., on Lower Miss River Tuesday. Queue is 3 u… https://t.co/7lp47aUzbT
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RT @EPAregion6: .@EPA, @USCG visit #Harvey @FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Ingleside, TX https://t.co/jSNHWHmvsX https://t.co/HXGr3Hqpaf
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#BREAKING Illinois River closed from mile marker 77 to 78 due to an ongoing waterway survey. Current Queue: 5 downbound.
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@USCGHeartland the river has been reopened.
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#BREAKING Illinois River closed at mile marker 116.9 due to a grounded vessel. Current queue: 4 inbound.
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@USCGHeartland #UPDATE the Hudson R/R bridge is now operational.
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#BREAKING #USCG reports Hudson R/R bridge closed at MM 17.2 on St. Croix Rvr near Lakeland, MN, Tues. Queue is 0 up… https://t.co/wyOYc7a0zx
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.@USCG continues to conduct port assessments of Port Houston Galveston after Hurricane #Harvey.… https://t.co/kypxWDhBq5
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A CG aircrew conducts a rescue in support of #HurricaneHarvey rescue operations near Beaumont, Texas. link:… https://t.co/yZIfXr68Y4
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The CG, federal, state and local agencies continue responding to Port Arthur w/ 600 people rescued in 24-hours totaling 3,000+ #Harvey #uscg
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The CG Captain of the Port Zone Houston-Galveston has issued a port condition update. More: https://t.co/HFhFiLvMIb #uscg #harvey
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Texas senator Ted Cruz visits Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston to observe first responders in action #uscghttps://t.co/cQEThb3xYn
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During an interview with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, CG aircrews rescued two adults and their dogs from Vidor, Tx… https://t.co/Z4E3SEMHZM
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Joint Information Center established at Port Arthur to respond to media #Harvey #USCG #Hurricaneharvey Phone:409-723-6528
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Coast Guard Air Station Houston continues to respond to rescue requests in Beaumont, Texas #harvey #USCGhttps://t.co/Mg1Sw5BHGg
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Coast Guard crews from across the nation prepare to deliver relief supplies from ATC Mobile to Houston. #USCGhttps://t.co/8pjlLlEpRC
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