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Adm. Papp discusses maritime strategic issues with Adm. Greenert and Gen. Amos

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp was joined by Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert to discuss maritime strategic issues during the WEST 2013 Luncheon Town Hall Address in San Diego, Calif. A main point of discussion during the event was the Commander-in-Chief’s strategic guidance that the U.S military “…will of necessity rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region.”


Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, renders a salute as he departs the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon, a 378-foot ship homeported in Seattle, Oct. 4, 2012, which he toured as part of a familiarization tour of Coast Guard units in the Pacific Northwest. Rear. Adm. Keith Taylor, commander of Coast Guard District 13, acted as the Coast Guard representative and guide to Dempsey's tour. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan W. Bradshaw.

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Seattle Coast Guard units

Last week the 13th Coast Guard District had a rare opportunity to showcase what the nation’s longest-serving sea service brings to the fight for Gen. Martin Dempsey, the 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Lt. Jack Rittichier

Lt. Jack Rittichier and the legacy of Vietnam

A 34-year-old Coast Guard pilot flew above the war-torn Republic of Vietnam with many uncertainties on his mind. While he and his fellow servicemembers faced the unknown, he was sure about one thing. “I just want to save lives as […]


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Armed Forces Day: Keeping America strong & secure

Today we honor and celebrate the men and women of the United States armed forces. The Armed Forces Day celebration began when President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and […]


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Any time, any place, any hazard

Written by Atlantic Strike Team. Known as “the world’s best responders, any time, any place, any hazard,” the Atlantic Strike Team is one of the Coast Guard’s special teams that can respond in the most extreme of circumstances. The group […]


USCG and US Army Ranger joint training

Coast Guard trains with the A-Team

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough, 8th Coast Guard District Public Affairs. A group of Coast Guardsmen recently had the opportunity to train with the A-Team. That’s right, the A-Team. No television show or video game here. Just […]


DoD Safe Helpline

RAINN and Coast Guard partner for Safe Helpline

Coast Guard Compass asked Scott Berkowitz, president and founder of Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, to share his thoughts on the new Safe Helpline initiative that provides support to adult active duty and reserve members of the armed services and the National Guard. As Sexual Assault Awareness month comes to a close, preventing sexual assault remains everyone’s duty.


Armed Forces Day 2010: United In Strength

Today is Armed Forces Day 2010. Please join us in honoring all of the men and women who serve in the United States armed forces. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed […]