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Shipmate of the Week – HS1 Brian Flor

If you’re looking for Alaskan adventure and gritty challenges, look no further than Coast Guard Cutter SPAR. Known as the “Aleutian Keeper,” the men and women aboard SPAR continuously brave every mission that comes their way – no easy feat while sailing the waters of the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea.


Shipmate of the Week – Coast Guard Foundation

When you are going through a tough time or need a little help there is always someone you can depend on, whether it be a relative, loved one, neighbor or friend. When a member of the Coast Guard is going […]


Leadership: From the ball field to the barracks

When Cadet 1st Class Hayley Feindel was in high school and it came time to decide her future, she – like many students – couldn’t narrow down what she wanted to do with her life. That all changed in 2005 […]


Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Alaska

With an increasing number of eyes on the Arctic, Coast Guardsmen spent 2011 testing capabilities, building partnerships and rapport with Native Alaskans and keeping a vigilant watch above the Arctic Circle in some of the most challenging marine operation environments on the planet.


‘Coast Guard Alaska’ premieres

Four hundred miles from the North Pole, ice began to break around a research camp, threatening the camp’s shelters. A Coast Guard aircrew from Kodiak, Alaska, launched to provide support for the camp and ensure the threat of breaking ice […]


Coast Guard prepares for red king crab season

Hundreds will head out on the open ocean starting noon this Saturday on the hunt for 24 pounds of succulent goodness – It’s red king crab season! Red king crabs are the largest commercially harvested crabs, and the state of Alaska’s […]

People’s Choice – Coast Guard Photo Contest, Round 4

We are entering week four of the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Here is the fourth set of photos…

itCG-men found alive, drug bust pictures, proposed ballast water rule, CG fire dept awarded

Last week, the Compass talked about an extensive search for three missing fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico. Fortunately, a Good Samaritan found and rescued the three men about 180 miles off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas, yesterday. The […]

Guardians on “After the Catch” tonight!

Tonight’s segment of “After the Catch” on Discovery Channel will feature LT Zachery Koehler of Air Station Kodiak, Alaska talking with the Captains from the “Deadliest Catch” about the fishing boat KATMAI case. The segment will also include footage of […]