Operational Integration Center opening

Strengthening partnerships, improving border security

The importance of integrated joint operation centers to strengthen partnerships, improve information sharing and facilitate prompt coordination of response resources is a familiar topic on the Compass. Today’s opening of a new Operational Integration Center (OIC) at Selfridge Air National […]


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Coast Guard Foundation’s “Tribute to the Fourteenth District”

On March 9th, 2011, the Coast Guard Foundation saluted the men and women of the Coast Guard’s westernmost operating area during its annual “Tribute to the Fourteenth District” Dinner in Honolulu, Hawaii. Coast Guard Vice Commandant, Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara, […]


The Dorothy Stratton legend lives on

While the christening of any cutter is of particular interest to the Coast Guard, this Friday’s christening of the service’s newest National Security Cutter is an especially proud moment for any woman who has ever donned Coast Guard blue. First Lady Michelle […]


VADM Brice-O’Hara on leadership and the future of the Coast Guard

A little more than a week after assuming her duties, the Coast Guard’s second female Vice Commandant found herself before a room of women wearing Coast Guard blue and looking to the service’s highest ranking woman for leadership, counsel and […]


ADM Papp’s Memorial Day message

Earlier today, Admiral Papp released the following ALCOAST in recognition of Memorial Day and in honor of “the sacrifice of our fellow Coast Guardsmen who gave their lives in service to our nation.” SUBJ: Commandant’s Memorial Day Message 1. Shipmates, […]


Meet the new leadership team

This morning’s change of command marked the completion of the Coast Guard’s transition to a new leadership team which will guide the service over the next four years.  And, while much of the talk over the coming days and weeks […]


Change of Watch: Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard

Earlier today, Admiral Thad Allen presided over the final change of watch ceremony preceding tomorrow’s Commandant Change of Command. During today’s change of watch, Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara relieved Vice Admiral David Pekoske as Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard. […]