Marine Safety

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Petty Officer 1st Class Angel Leott, Debra Owens

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:09
Petty Officer 1st Class Angel Leott and Debra Owens were selected for the Technology Rising Star Award, granted to individuals who help shape technology for the future, during the 22nd Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Conference.
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The Long Blue Line: Four missions that made Coast Guard Cutter Seneca famous

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:00
Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) is part of the U.S. Coast Guard’s “Famous”-Class of medium-endurance cutters. Many may wonder why the modern Seneca’s namesake became “famous” until they learn of the original Seneca’s heroic 28-year career. Destroying derelict ships, saving lives in World War I, initiating the International Ice Patrol, and capturing rumrunners during Prohibition - these missions were a part of the first Seneca’s story.
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Eight Bells – A sea-service celebration

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:53
“Eight Bells – A Sea-Service Celebration” honors the everyday traditions common aboard all Coast Guard cutters, highlights the shared experiences across all afloat platforms, and recognizes the hard work done by Coast Guard members aboard the cutters.
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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Allen W. Thiele

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:00
Coast Guard chief petty officers are known to make a significant difference in the Coast Guard. But some chiefs, like the fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Allen W. Thiele, do more - they leave a legacy.
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The Long Blue Line: The Cutter Mercury and War of 1812 Operations in North Carolina

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:00
Before the War of 1812, revenue cutters enforced trade laws and interdicted smuggling. During the war, the cutters cemented many of the combat and homeland security missions performed today by the U.S. Coast Guard, including intelligence gathering.
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Innovation Program seeks hurricane lessons learned from Coast Guard responders

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:00
The Hurricane Lessons Learned challenge on the Coast Guard’s crowdsourcing platform, CG_Ideas@Work, was started as a way to preserve and institutionalize the wealth of lessons learned during hurricane response efforts. All Coast Guard personnel who participated in any of the response efforts are encouraged to share their observations, issues and ideas.
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A week at the pitch with Coast Guard Rugby

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:00
By sheer number of personnel, the Coast Guard is diminutive compared to the other U.S. Armed Forces; however, we maintain a reputation of never backing down and always being able to punch above our weight class. Nowhere was this more evident than when Coast Guard Rugby came together this summer for the Armed Forces Rugby Tournament.
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Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Capt. Patricia McFetridge

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 11:00
Capt. Patricia McFetridge, a veteran of 34 years of total military service, is a recent recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and a trailblazer for women in Coast Guard aviation.
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The Long Blue Line: Hispanic-American History of the U.S. Coast Guard

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:00
Hispanic-Americans have served in the U.S. Coast Guard for nearly 200 years - most of the lifespan of the service. During this time, they have come a long way, persevering with a dedication to the Coast Guard that has benefitted all who serve in it.
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Coast Guard breaks record for cocaine seizures

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:00
Last week, crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded 50,550 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth more than $679 million wholesale, which marks a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures for the service. The drugs were seized in 25 different interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean beginning in early August.
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The “Duck” memorial: Remembering WWII heroes

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:00
Members of the Coast Guard, volunteers, and surviving family members attended a memorial ceremony in Greenland in August to commemorate the lives of Lt. John Pritchard, Petty Officer First Class Benjamin Bottoms, and U.S. Army Air Corps Cpl. Loren Howarth. A plaque was permanently installed outside the Kulusuk Airport.
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The Long Blue Line: Evolution of the Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue mission

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:15
Those familiar with Coast Guard history know that the service’s development has been shaped in response to the nation’s natural and man-made disasters. Nowhere is that clearer than the Coast Guard’s search and rescue mission. Major response efforts and evolving technology continue to influence the U.S. Coast Guard’s development as the world’s premier search and rescue organization.
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Honoring the 75th anniversary of Douglas Munro’s actions at Guadalcanal

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Wed, 09/27/2017 - 14:22
Today we reflect on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Guadalcanal and the heroic efforts of Signalman First Class Douglas Munro.
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National Scout Jamboree 2017

USCG United States Coast Guard - Compass - Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:00
The National Scout Jamboree served as the perfect opportunity to share the Coast Guard's 11 different missions and safe boating techniques to scouts, visitors and staff from around the nation. Alongside members from the Department of Defense, the Coast Guard tested the mettle of some enthusiastic Boy Scouts, helping them earn the Coast Guard patch.
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