Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and, of course, food! All this week, Coast Guard Compass will be sharing Thanksgiving recipes from Coast Guard food service specialists stationed around the globe. Today’s recipe comes from Petty Officer 1st Class James Mitchell.
Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and, of course, food! All this week, Coast Guard Compass will be sharing Thanksgiving recipes from Coast Guard food service specialists stationed around the globe. Today’s recipe comes from Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Martinez, currently deployed with Coast Guard Cutter Stratton.
I know my children grew up safe because of the sacrifices made by servicemembers. We lead these bright shiny lives of freedom, and sometimes we need to take a moment and thank those who make it possible.
Coast Guard men and women, their families, friends and former members placed the flags Saturday, during the Flags Across America event, an annual observance where volunteers come out to honor the fallen ahead of Veterans Day.
The Valley Fire, which affected Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties in Northern California, burned more than 76,000 acres and destroyed nearly 2,000 structures throughout the region from Sept. 12 to Oct. 15, 2015, when it became 100 percent contained. The disaster, which forced more than 3,000 people to be immediately evacuated from the region, was ranked as the third worst fire in California history. Along with area firefighters and emergency medical staff, an additional force answered the call for help as the fire raged on – the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
The way she describes it, Suzanne Maas saw a need in the Coast Guard and did “something very small” to boost morale and bring enjoyment to Coast Guardsmen and their families. Read more about Maas and learn why she was honored as the Coast Guard’s 2015 Spirit of Hope recipient.
Members of the United States Coast Guard family live Semper Paratus away and at home, ready at a moment’s notice. But we all know that disasters, be they severe weather or man-made, have the potential to disrupt thousands of lives and affect our families. Maritime safety is the primary concern for the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants all members of our community to be prepared for the worst.
Recently, Latina Style Inc. recognized Coast Guard Capt. Dr. Maria-Paz Smith and Coast Guard employee Marilyn Fajardo as the awardees for the Latina Style Meritorious Service Award. Both Smith and Fajardo demonstrated themselves as leaders and advocates for diversity and the full integration of Latina women throughout the Armed Forces and the Federal Civilian workforce.
“Big” is an understatement when used as a descriptor of a hurricane. “Massive” or “dangerous” is perhaps a better way to describe a hurricane. Here are some basic tips to help you prepare for a major disaster like hurricanes.
For 225 years, Coast Guard men and women have lived by the motto Semper Paratus. Being Semper Paratus, Always Ready, however, does not come without careful and diligent preparation. September is National Preparedness Month, and this year’s theme is “Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.”