Western Hemisphere Strategy in action: Helping Haiti rebuild 5 years later

Five years later, Haiti still has many challenges, but the U.S. Coast Guard continues to help the country move forward. The recently signed Western Hemisphere Strategy has once again put Haiti in the forefront and made the country a top priority.


Shipmate of the Week – Seaman Juan Garcia-Perez

Coast Guard Cutter Forward recently completed an international naval exercise to build partnerships between 15 nations. Who was the key to connecting those partner nations? Seaman Juan Garcia-Perez. As a dual citizen of the United States and Colombia, and a fluent Spanish speaker, Garcia-Perez was the lead communicator for maritime forces during Forward’s participation in UNITAS 2013.


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Shipmate of the Week: MK1 Richard Hamilton

For Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Hamilton, personal and professional success is directly tied to how he invests in others to succeed even if it means going above and beyond, and spending the extra time.


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Ringing in the New Year with rhyme: Afloat

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.


CGC Forward deploys to Africa

Forward deployed: Africa bound

Written by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Frederick, Atlantic Area public affairs officer Two weeks ago Coast Guard Cutter Forward set sail from its homeport in Portsmouth, Va., across the Atlantic. Under the direction of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, Forward will […]


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Coast Guard seizes $80 million in cocaine

The CGC Forward and CGC Tahoma crews are making headlines again! After a valiant response immediately following the devastating earthquake earlier this year in Haiti, the crews continue to demonstrate their dedication to duty. On August 3, CGC Forward interdicted and […]


Admiral Robert Papp: 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard

Moments ago, Admiral Robert J. Papp assumed command of the United States Coast Guard in a change of command ceremony teeming with naval tradition. Upon relieving Admiral Thad Allen of his command, the new commandant wasted no time in sharing his vision […]


Guardians Report In: CDR Diane Durham

The following account comes from the Commanding Officer of the CGC Forward, Commander Diane Durham. The CGC Forward was the first U.S. military ship to arrive after the Haiti earthquake. These are CDR Durham’s accounts of the cutter’s operations since […]


Guardians Report In from Haiti

As America continues to mobilize in response to the earthquake that devastated Port-Au-Prince on Tuesday, Guardians have been reporting in from Haiti by air, by sea and by land. Their accounts reveal both the scale of the disaster and the […]


UPDATE: Coast Guard response to Haiti earthquake

As the Coast Guard continues operations in support of U.S. government disaster response and humanitarian assistance efforts to Haiti, there are four Coast Guard Cutters (Forward, Mohawk, Tahoma and Valiant) on-scene with two more cutters (Oak and Hamilton) en route. […]


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