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Four Misconceptions About Being in a Military Family

Morgan Kistler | Posted 07.11.2013 | Parents
Morgan Kistler

There's more to being a military family than what meets the eye. Every single year during transfer season your heart breaks. It breaks when you watch your children say goodbye to their best friends, and when you say goodbye to your best friends.

Transocean Denies Skimping On Deepwater Horizon Maintenance

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 1, 2013 edition.) At the Gulf spill trial last week, a Transocean executive and a c...

Solving veteran homelessness in the U.S.

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

In the last few years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has revolutionized its service delivery, partnering with homeless services organizations lik...

The Hand of Man: A True Christmas Story

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 02.15.2013 | World
Terrie M. Williams

Despite the rawness of nature, the world made more sense in the oceans, the forests and the mountains. Yet, it was from the wilderness through one animal -- an endangered seal named KP2 (Kauai Pup 2) -- that my faith in the hand of man was restored.

A New Record?

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.03.2012 | Miami

If you thought bales of ganja mysteriously floating onto Miami shores was just a tale from years gone by, guess again. Finds of so-called 'square ...

Homeland Security Watchdog Pulls Reports, Faces More Scrutiny

Andrew Becker | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Andrew Becker

In the latest sign of trouble for the Homeland Security Department's inspector general, the watchdog agency removed five oversight reports from its website last week pending an internal review of a possible conflict of interest involving the wife of the office's top official.

10 Fascinating US Military Attractions On US Route 6

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 10.29.2012 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Anyone who has served one of these ships or has a modicum of interest in Naval History must see this place to believe it.

Gulf Coast Leaders Want BP to Clean Up Its Mess

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Regional leaders at a Gulf Coast Restoration Summit said they're relieved that Congress passed the RESTORE Act in June. But they're unsure when money from RESTORE, which devotes 80 percent of BP's Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 spill to Gulf states, will be available.

U.S. Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Millionaire

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

(Adds details from Fort Lauderdale police) MIAMI, June 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its search for a Brazilian-born m...

Tall Ships and OpSail 2012: Maritime History in Real Time

Mary Ann West | Posted 08.18.2012 | World
Mary Ann West

The only question I had while visiting the US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle: Is it true the Eagle is haunted? Seaman Robles a fourth year Coast Guard Academy student and future Officer and my tour escort, just laughed and said "Maybe."

PHOTOS: Fleet Week Is Here

Posted 05.24.2012 | New York

Some 6,000 sailors, marines and coast guardsman were shipped into New York City Wednesday for the beginning of Fleet Week, this year marking the 200th...

Despicable: Princess Cruise Luxury Ship Sails Past Dying Fishermen -- A Parable For Our Times

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.21.2012 | Home
Blake Fleetwood

Bird-watching luxury cruise passengers with high power binoculars spotted a fishing boat in distress and tried desperately to alert the captain of the...

A House in the Texas Hill Country Becomes a Home for a Vietnam War Veteran

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.24.2012 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Fellow veterans gave this Coast Guard veteran the "welcome home" he didn't receive nearly 40 years ago and their wishes that, in Veterans Cove, he will finally find a safe and peaceful harbor.

PHOTOS: Coast Guard Nabs 2 Tons Of Cocaine, 2,040 Pounds Of Pot

Posted 02.18.2012 | Miami

The U.S. Coast Guard says it has been kicking ass and taking drugs (so to speak) in the Caribbean sea this winter: crew members seized 4,000 pounds of...

At 96, First Black Woman To Serve In U.S. Coast Guard Continues Fight For Civil Rights

White Plains Patch | Posted 02.17.2012 | Impact

An angry mob of white men charged into her house while her mother was cooking breakfast. They robbed the house and tossed out the freshly made meal af...

U.S. Forces Rescue Another 6 Iranian Mariners

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

(Adds details) WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Another six Iranian mariners have been rescued by American forces, this time in waters ...

Andrea Stone

Always Ready? For Aging Coast Guard Fleet, Not So Much | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- Cmdr. William Lane climbs down a steep ladder deep within the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bear. Stepping over a pipe with paint blistered ...

Coast Guard Cracks Down On Fat Boaters

Jocelyn Richard | Posted 12.13.2011 | Weird News

Faced with a sink or swim situation this year as a result of America’s obesity epidemic, the U.S. Coast Guarded opted for another course of action t...

Watch: Feds Seize Submarine With $180M of Cocaine

Posted 10.02.2011 | Crime

The U.S. coastguard intercepted a makeshift submarine carrying an estimated $180M of cocaine. The smugglers pulled the plug on the sub, but author...

WATCH: Inside The Deadly Storm That Killed Two Sailors

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

Usually, the sailboat race from Chicago's Navy Pier to Mackinac Island goes off without a hitch--but a storm that hit Lake Michigan during the 103rd a...

Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Missing Americans

AOL Travel News | Posted 09.13.2011 | Travel

UPDATE 7/14/11: The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended its search for the seven missing Americans who were aboard the fishing vessel that ...

Woman Survives 100-Foot Jump Off Bridge

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Authorities say a woman apparently trying to commit suicide has survived a 100-foot plunge off the Buffalo, N.Y., bridge linking the...

Gulf Beach Cleaning Slows Though Tar Remains

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Southeast Louisiana beach lovers -- upset about losing last summer's surf to the BP spill -- may be eager to grab a towel on the first, warm weekend and head down to Grand Isle. But some local observers feel the cleaning effort should continue.

New Orleans Tap Water Beats Odds, Meets All Regulatory Standards

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Residents worry about spills in the river, and wonder if oil lapping at the coast has affected their faucet water. Local, state and federal authorities, however, say the city's tap water meets and, under some criteria, exceeds their standards.

Private Seafood Tests Uncover Toxins Missed By Feds

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Consumers used to worry about ordering seafood fried, instead of the healthier broiled-or-stewed option, but since the BP spill they're unsure about whether to eat it at all.