Personnel from the Coast Guard Headquarters, Department of Homeland Security, and General Services Administration deliver 323 backpacks for elementary students in three District of Columbia Housing Administration communities. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Equipping local students for a new school year

This summer, t Coast Guard Headquarters partnered with Department of Homeland Security and General Services Administration personnel on the historic St. Elizabeths campus to donate backpacks and school supplies for kindergarten through fifth grade students in several Washington, D.C., communities. The results of the 2018 Back-to-School Backpack Drive were amazing with 323 backpacks filled with the necessary school supplies to help students start the school year off right.


SAR Math

Search + Rescue = Math

Just how does the Coast Guard find a person in the vast ocean with not much more to go on than a radio mayday call? It takes training, experience and… math. Recently, search and rescue coordinators in the 17th Coast […]


Guardian of the Week – BMCS Martynowski

Chief Warrant Officer Veronica Bandrowsky and Petty Officer Second Class Amir Lawal contributed to this post. “This job is rewarding to say the least,” said Senior Chief Boatswains Mate (BMCS) Andrea L. Martynowski about her responsibilities at Coast Guard Training […]


Coast Guard Dive Program

Earlier this week the Compass posted an article about a mission to clean up a Hawaiian national monument. The story provided a behind the scenes, or should I say, below the surface glimpse into the missions Guardians perform to protect […]