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
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
  • D8 Coastal Region
dpi Inspections & Investigations Branch
dpi-2 Recreational Boating Safety
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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#UPDATE Missouri River open to vessel traffic. Upper Mississippi River open to vessel traffic excluding a closed se… https://t.co/YyQX46ujH8
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#BREAKING #USCG closing Missouri River from mile markers 0-380 due to extremely high water levels and fast moving c… https://t.co/pp0p1WzP8a
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#BREAKING #USCG issues closure to all vessel traffic on the upper Miss. River from mile marker 200.5 to mile marker… https://t.co/FZP4SB5YdN
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#BREAKING #USCG rescues 2 people aboard the Miss Linda after the vessel began taking on water near Venice, La. https://t.co/N18tfgw7t3
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#Correction Tombigbee River closes at mile marker 78.
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#UPDATE After searching approx. 3,701 square miles over 56 hours with 21 assets the #USCG has ended its search for… https://t.co/rNCnzAdSlk
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#BREAKING #USCG reports waterway closure from mile marker ? to ? on the Tombigbee River near Mobile, Al. Queue is 3… https://t.co/6qwP8hyxrE
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#UPDATE #USCG air assets returned to base as the CG Cutter Mako boatcrew continue searching for the missing 54-year… https://t.co/MwinTlUedn
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The crew of the #USCG Cutter Greenbrier volunteered to restore playground equipment, paint classrooms and pressure… https://t.co/PGc1pQkz9M
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#UPDATE #USCG deployed a helicopter and fixed-wing aircrews at first light Thursday morning to continue searching f… https://t.co/RxVJBwUf0O
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#UPDATE #USCG continues to search with helicopter aircrew until sunset. The USCG Cutter Mako boatcrew will remain s… https://t.co/HCEa9x3nsb
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#BREAKING #USCG searching for person in the water 75 nautical miles off Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, Wednesday. Read… https://t.co/9f5bu1KNK8
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#UPDATE #USCG establishes safety zone prohibiting all vessel traffic on Illinois River from mile marker 101.9-10 an… https://t.co/nNnpz1jowV
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#BREAKING #USCG issues temporary safety zone near Bayou Chene which will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Thurs., May… https://t.co/wx53zhJi5v
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#BREAKING The Lower Mississippi River is closed from mile marker 671.7 to 665 due to 5 grounded barges. Current que… https://t.co/qiCr9OPnLY
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#BREAKING #USCG issues safety zone on Illinois River from mile markers 187-145.6, and mile markers 80.2-10 due to h… https://t.co/foDegjHSNY
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#BREAKING The Upper Mississippi River is closed under the Dubuque Railroad Bridge at mile marker 579.9 near St. Lo… https://t.co/uGgkPApOfX
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Bravo Zulu to the aircrew from Air Station New Orleans for rescuing 3 people from a disabled vessel! https://t.co/0mV5lFFYrz
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#UPDATE #USCG ends search for missing person after searching 569 square nautical miles and over 41 hours with local agencies .
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#USCG issues waterway closure from mile marker 216-218 on Missouri River near Saline City, Mo., due to grounded ves… https://t.co/tDqRYkPEUV
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Working buoys isn't easy or glamorous. It's a dirty job that ensures safety and security on our nation's waterways. Here's to the hard-working men and women aboard Coast Guard Cutter Cypress.
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Check out how members of Coast Guard Station Port Aransas and the Texas State Aquarium helped two rehabilitated sea turtles just keep swimming! Read more here: http://tinyurl.com/y6ho8o3v
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Heartland Unit Highlight: Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge MSU Baton Rouge recently incurred a tragedy within our small Coast Guard family when the Executive Officer's daughter passed away. Addison Nell Robertson was only four-and-a-half months old when she died due to complications after heart surgery on March 19, 2019. She fought bravely in her short time here on Earth and to acknowledge that bravery and strength, and to show support to the XO's family, a couple of members, Petty Officer Hubert and Petty Officer Foran came up with the idea to do a Workout to Remember. They pitched the idea to the rest of the unit and everyone decided to complete the workout as a unit in teams. The workout was based on Addison's birthday, October 30, 2018, and went as follows: 40 minutes - As many rounds as possible: Run 100 yards 10 burpees 30 crunches 20 air squats 18 tire flips The run and tire flips were conducted as a team. Each person could pledge a certain amount per round they though their team would complete and any donations made would be distributed to a charity chose by the XO. The teams were made up of a variety of skill and strength level with the purpose to have friendly competition, but also to encourage everyone to push yourself through obstacles and difficulties, help out your team, and be tough in times of struggle. This workout showed how resilient and strong we can be as a team and Coast Guard family in support of the XO and his family during this incredibly difficult time in their life. MSU Baton Rouge did the workout on April 3, 2019, including the XO and his dad. There were 4-5 people on each team. In total the unit completed 45 rounds resulting in 103,500 yards ran, 10,350 burpees, 31,050 crunches, 20,700 air squats, and 810 tire flips. They raised over $1,100 to be donated to Up with Downs, a local charitable organization that works to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome, raise funds for education, research and advocacy programs, and create a positive impact on the local community. Bravo Zulu to all personnel at MSU Baton Rouge for showing up and participating and proving exactly what it means to be a Coast Guard family and demonstrating the strength, character and support we all have for one another.
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Check out the hardworking crew of the Coast Guard cutter Cypress servicing and maintaining floating aids to navigation along the Gulf Coast.
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This week, Rear Adm. Paul F. Thomas and Master Chief Heath B. Jones visited the crews of Marine Safety Detachment Fort Smith, Arkansas, and the Coast Guard Cutters Muskingum, Mako, and Brant.
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A Coast Guard Heartland Women’s Leadership Event was held today at the World War II Museum in New Orleans for men and women of the 8th Coast Guard District. Vice Adm. Linda Fagan was a keynote speaker among several other speakers and panelists. The event opened a up dialog about increasing the retention of women in the Coast Guard, and fostered leadership and inclusion. It provided attendees tools for successful careers as well as opportunities for networking. US Coast Guard Women's Leadership Initiative
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Today is Ombudsman Appreciation Day! By volunteering on the homefront, ombudsmen help to ensure that Coast Guard members remain "Always Ready" by being available for families and helping them obtain necessary resources and information to be successful. That assurance provides our Coast Guard men and women confidence and helps them stay focused on the job. To all Coast Guard ombudsmen, your devotion and commitment is respected, appreciated, and an essential part of the Coast Guard. On behalf of the entire Coast Guard family, thank you and happy Ombudsman Appreciation Day! The graphic attached to this post is specifically sized to fit your Facebook banner. Feel free to download it and show your support! To learn more about the Ombudsman Program and ways you can support your ombudsman visit: www.dcms.uscg.mil/ombudsman.
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Coast Guard members from the Eighth Coast Guard District competed with members from the other military branches for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans. The German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency is one of several hundred foreign awards approved for wear on U.S. military uniforms. To qualify, participants are tested in their physical prowess, marksmanship skills, first aid, and knowledge of nuclear, biological and chemical gear.
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An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans medevaced a person experiencing chest pain from a tug barge approximately 170 nautical miles south of Mobile, Alabama. Bravo Zulu!
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Members from Coast Guard Station Gulfport had a great time participating in Battle of the Forces. Battle of the Forces is a softball tournament between first responders and military personnel that benefits disabled veterans. Bravo Zulu!
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Last night, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans medevaced a woman experiencing symptoms of a medical crisis from the cruise ship Carnival Glory. Bravo Zulu!
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Yesterday was the Coast Guard Foundation's 26th annual tribute to the Eighth Coast Guard District at the WWII Museum in New Orleans. The dinner helps raise funds, allowing the Coast Guard Foundation to continue aiding Coasties and their families in times of need, as well as honor Coast Guard men and women. #USCG8Tribute
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U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River reserve forces conducted a high water and flood event exercise on March 9-10, 2019. “We were very fortunate to have members from the Eight Coast Guard District Reserve Incident Management Team who provided exceptional knowledge and insight during the training evolution,” said Cdr. Seth Harbaugh. “This exercise served as a highly successful pilot project, or proof of concept, for this exercise support team made up of seven reserve members from across the District who came alongside the sector planning team to provide IMT support.”
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Happy Birthday Girl Scouts! These future leaders are celebrating 107 years of service today! Check out the relationship between several Coast Guard units and the Girl Scout Mariners near Houston, Texas here: https://goo.gl/Q3Hr6Y
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We need your help! The Coast Guard is attempting to identify the families of the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa who have yet to receive their ancestors' Purple Hearts. Tampa was one of six Coast Guard cutters assigned to convoy duty in European waters during World War I. Her crew escorted 18 convoys, losing only two ships and earning a special commendation for exemplary service. On Sept. 26, 1918, during her 19th convoy, Tampa was torpedoed by a German submarine. Exploding amidships, she sank in just under three minutes. 130 men lost their lives, including 111 Coast Guardsmen. The sinking of the cutter was the single largest loss of life for the Coast Guard during WWI. At the time of Tampa’s loss, the Purple Heart was not authorized. Today, over 100 years after the crew of the Tampa was lost and 20 years after the first Purple Heart was awarded to one of her crew, the Coast Guard is still attempting to identify ancestors of her brave crew. Please visit https://www.history.uscg.mil/tampa/ for a complete list of the crew of the Tampa, their hometowns and directions on how to apply.
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Lt. Shafer fulfilled her dream of becoming a surfman in the U.S. Coast Guard and now serves as the commanding officer of Station Cape Disappointment. On #IWD2019, her inspiring story is not only a reminder of how far we’ve come, but how far we have to go.
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