Marine Safety

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Coast Guard Auxiliary

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:00
Today the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary celebrates 78 years of continuous volunteer service on America’s waterways. These volunteer members of our team exemplify Coast Guard Core Values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. Thank you, Coast Guard Auxiliary, for always being Semper Paratus! Happy birthday!
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The Long Blue Line: Lighthouse Service during the Civil War

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:00
Throughout the Civil War and its aftermath, U.S. Lighthouse Service men and women fulfilled their mission as members of the long blue line by operating lighthouses all along the East and Gulf Coasts. Other services rendered by the Lighthouse Service included buoys, aids to navigation, buoy depots, lightships and lighthouse tenders.
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The captain and the Key to the City

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:00
A proud heritage, uncanny timing, and a treasure returned... Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Schafler relates a story on finding a set of ribbons and a Key to the City of Washington, D.C., on Goodwill.com. With the support of the Goodwill staff, the key and ribbons were returned to their rightful owners - the family of deceased U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Albert Frost.
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Diving into the heart of the community

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:00
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, participate in an annual joint dive training with wounded warriors and local agencies as part of the "Warriors with Disabilities Dive Project." During the hard hat helmet dive, trainees are given the opportunity to don the helmet and dive with a certified diver in Sandy Hook Bay.
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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Air Station Clearwater

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 08:00
The Coast Guard sent two teams to compete in the military category of the 2017 Aerospace Maintenance Competition, a two-day event from April 25-27, 2017, presented by Snap-on Tools at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Team Clearwater took first place in the military division and were presented plaques celebrating their win.
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The Long Blue Line: The Espionage Act – supporting Coast Guard port security for 100 years

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:00
World War I focused public attention on the dangers posed by explosive cargoes to American port cities 100 years ago. The Espionage Act of 1917 became one of the most important legislative acts to empower the Coast Guard in its port security mission. Today, the act continues to support the Coast Guard’s mission to protect ports from sabotage and accidental detonations of dangerous cargoes.
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Research Development Test & Evaluation Spotlight: Diesel Outboard Engine

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 08:00
Is it possible for the Coast Guard to power its surface fleet using only one type of fuel? The Coast Guard Research and Development Center is investigating that possibility through the evaluation of available diesel outboard engines.
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Kayaker shares how she nearly drowned in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 08:00
An experienced kayaker shares her story of running into danger while kayaking in Cape Cod, Massachussets. The kayaker learned a valuable lesson that day and hopes that in sharing her story, others learn from her mistakes to always be prepared with the right equipment and to wear a life jacket.
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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Coast Guard Spouse of the Year

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 08:00
More than a million military spouses support and maintain the homefront while our service members defend this great nation. Because of this support, a Coast Guard spouse of the year is selected. For 2017, this spouse selection was due to contributions and unwavering commitment to the military community and our country. On May 12, 2017, Mary Nelson was named the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Coast Guard Spouse of the Year at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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The Long Blue Line: Operations of cutter Active in War of 1812

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 08:00
Best suited to swiftness and agility, revenue cutters provided a multi-mission platform during the War of 1812. Beside their peacetime mission of law enforcement, cutters like Revenue Cutter Active and its master, Caleb Brewster, also escorted convoys of American merchantmen, provided vital naval intelligence, delivered important military officials and documents, and operated with units of the U.S. Navy.
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Legacy: The Midgett Family

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 08:00
Near a section of a hallway dedicated to the Coast Guard within the Pentagon, among pictures of John Allen Midgett Jr., namesake of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, and Rasmus Midgett - two of seven Midgett family members awarded the Gold Life Saving Medal, the Coast Guard Retiree Services Program hosted a ceremony for retired Chief Warrant Officer Llewellyn "Lew" Daniels Midgett.
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Coast Guard Academy cadet wins national championship

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:51
Coast Guard Academy Second Class Cadet Darius Adams, a native of Nassau, Bahamas, has distinguished himself as one of the top Academy athletes winning the national championship in the long jump at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in May.
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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Rob and Jen Troha, DoD Warrior Games

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 08:00
After serving 13 years in the Coast Guard, Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Troha was diagnosed with a neurological condition in December 2015. The Department of Defense Military Adaptive Sports Program helped him regain a sense of identity.
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The Long Blue Line: Coast Guardsman Seymour Wittek, S.S. El Estero

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 08:00
Seymour Witteck was an ordinary man who performed extraordinary feats. He along with the Coast Guard Explosives Loading Detail and local firefighting personnel responded to a fire aboard the El Estero in the New York Harbor that had the potential to set off a chain reaction of nearly 5,000 tons of explosives.
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Between the Lines: Seamanship and the art of storytelling

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 08:00
Just as Coast Guard history is inconceivable without knots, seamanship is inconceivable without storytelling. In a world of constant innovation, the ancient practice of oral and interactive instruction preserves the human aspect of Coast Guard tradition. For the crew of Station Bodega Bay, storytelling is about more than salty sailors sharing sea stories. It’s about giving context to theory and keeping the Coast Guard legacy of lifesaving alive.
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