The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stands on the flight deck of the cutter next to approximately $390 million total wholesale in seized cocaine and marijuana at Port Everglades, Fla., April 24, 2018. The drugs were interdicted off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America by multiple U.S. Coast Guard cutters and Canadian Naval vessels. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Coast Guard Cutter Legare

The U.S. Coast Guard and Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships conducted 17 separate interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America seizing approximately $390 million in cocaine and marijuana.


Petty Officer 3rd Class Emmanuel Atilano talks to President Barack Obama on the phone Thanksgiving morning. Obama called two Coast Guardsmen deployed to thank them for their service. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guardsmen get holiday call from President Obama

It’s not every day a Coast Guardsman gets a call from the President, but today two members can say they did. President Obama called 10 members of the armed forces to thank them for their service to our nation and wish them a happy Thanksgiving.


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Deter, disrupt, interdict

On the evening of Jul. 15, 2013, a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane from Air Station Miami detected a go-fast in the waters south of Mona Pass. Assisted by infrared capabilities, the sharp aircrew detected suspicious, square-shaped packages onboard and notified the command center at Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico.


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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.


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5 drug busts + 2 months = $135 million of cocaine

What happened when a Coast Guard law enforcement detachment and medium endurance cutter teamed up with a U.S. Navy frigate and Customs and Border Protection? A total of 168 bales of cocaine, worth more than $135 million, never made it […]


CGC Legare Blogger’s Roundtable

On Tuesday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Legare, Commander D. Scott Bauby, will be discussing the Legare’s role in Africa Partnership Station. The cutter recently returned from a three-month deployment working with […]


itCG-Guardians head to American Samoa, international training exercise, CGC Legare returns to homeport

In response to the powerful earthquake and tsunami that has already claimed about 34 lives, the Coast Guard sent a C-130 plane to American Samoa to deliver aid and assess damage. The plane also transported American Samoa Gov. Togiola Tulafono, […]


itCG-Today Show interview, Arctic research continues, CGC Legare partners with Sierra Leone, Good Sams save four

The Today Show on NBC featured video of yesterday’s large waves off Acadia National Park in Maine and an interview with the Coast Guard and Park Ranger. Watch the video of the show here Guardians in Coast Guard District Seventeen […]


itCG-new CG station, CGC Legare’s in Africa, boat refloated, bridge allision, Guardians raise money

The new Coast Guard Station Marquette in Michigan was commissioned yesterday. The facility earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for green buildings. The building uses geo-thermal energy for heating and cooling and runs on recycled wastewater. […]


CGC LEGARE deploys to Africa today

The 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter LEGARE, homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia, is all set to deploy to Africa for three months today on a maritime safety and security exchange with countries along the west and central coast of Africa. As the […]