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 mid-watch to share the tradition of applying verse to the ship’s log as we all rung in 2013.
It’s day three of the Coast Guard’s week in the life campaign and there is no shortage of action. From joint operations with U.S. Border Patrol and the Navy to Coast Guardsmen training on the Great Lakes, check out this day-to-day snapshot for a glimpse of just how much the Coast Guard does. Stay with us throughout the week as we continue to share a Week in the Life of the Coast Guard.
Written by Cmdr. D. Goodwin, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. If you live on our nation’s coasts, it is likely you have seen a Coast Guard helicopter soaring overhead on a training flight. Or maybe you’ve even seen [...]
The Coast Guard has been America’s first line of defense against threats delivered by and from the high seas for decades. While on patrol last month in the Caribbean the men and women aboard Coast Guard Cutter Diligence proved to [...]
Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is a show known for bringing tears of joy to families who witness a dramatic reconstruction of their homes. During a recent production a few Coast Guardsmen were [...]
Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class George Degener More than 135 U.S. Coast Guard personnel are on the ground and on the water in Antigua and Barbuda this week working with more than 20 partner nations in support of Exercise [...]
Sometimes, a successful search and rescue case is about being in the right place at the right time. This was the case Saturday morning when Coast Guard Cutter Diligence rescued six people about 170 miles east of Nicaragua. While on [...]