Ice Rescue Training

A lifejacket buys you time

So let’s change the conversation about lifejackets using what we know about cold water immersion: “That water is cold and will make you gasp if you fall in. Wear a lifejacket because a Lifejacket Buys You Time.”


2014 Videos of the Year: Winners

What was the top Coast Guard video of 2014?

We’ve tallied up your votes for the Coast Guard’s 2014 Video of the Year and have the results for the top three videos. From a time-lapse from a Coast Guard Cutter’s patrol to the last minute rescue of two young men, your favorite videos showcased the commitment Coast Guard men and women display on each and every mission, each and every day.


Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley

Ringing in 2015 with rhyme: Pacific Area

On New Year’s Eve the midnight log entry at a Coast Guard unit takes on a life of its own and is traditionally written as a poem. The Compass reached out to those standing the watch to share the tradition of applying verse to the ship’s log as we all rung in 2015. Below, we share log entries from cutters stationed throughout the Coast Guard Pacific Area. Enjoy!


Coast Guard Cutter Valiant

Ringing in 2015 with rhyme: Atlantic Area

On New Year’s Eve the midnight log entry at a Coast Guard unit takes on a life of its own and is traditionally written as a poem. The Compass reached out to those standing the watch to share the tradition of applying verse to the ship’s log as we all rung in 2015. Below, we share log entries from cutters stationed throughout the Coast Guard Atlantic Area. Enjoy!


2014 Videos of the Year: Station Bellingham Rescue

2014 Videos of the Year: Station Bellingham Rescue

Not a second too late, Coast Guard crews attempt to pull two young men from the water before drowning in our final video nominee!


2014 Videos of the Year: Bristol Bay Buoys

2014 Videos of the Year: Bristol Bay Buoys

Ride along with Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay and get a first-hand look at life on the buoy deck in our ninth video nominee in this year’s top 10 competition!


2014 Videos of the Year: Turtle Rescue

2014 Videos of the Year: Turtle Rescue

The Coast Guard rescues lives every day – but it’s not every day we save a 800-pound leatherback turtle! Watch the action in the eighth video in this year’s Video of the Year competition!


2014 Videos of the Year: Pacific Northwest Time Lapse

2014 Videos of the Year: Pacific Northwest Time Lapse

See the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, featured throughout several Coast Guard units, in the seventh video in this year’s top 10 video competition.


2014 Videos of the Year: Underwater Egress

2014 Videos of the Year: Underwater Egress

Go upside down with crews from Air Station Savannah as they conduct underwater egress training in the sixth video in our top 10 video competition!


2014 Videos of the Year: Coast Guard Cutter Life

2014 Videos of the Year: Coast Guard Cutter Life

We’ve reached the half-way point in our top 10 competition. See what life is like aboard a Coast Guard cutter with this time-lapsed video from Coast Guard Cutter Campbell!


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