Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: LT Shannon Scaff

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: LT Shannon Scaff

On Feb. 28, 2012, four Coast Guard members lost their lives in a helicopter crash that was felt by every one of the service’s approximate 42,000 men and women. Lt. Shannon Scaff, an instructor with the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, South Carolina, and long time friend of Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor, decided to invest his grief into something positive: a test of his mind, body and will.


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 […]


Coast Guard recovers missing CG-6535 crew member

Hours ago, response personnel recovered Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight, the flight mechanic and fourth crew member of Coast Guard helicopter 6535. “This has been a long, tasking week for all involved as we pushed forward and put in […]


Remembering the crew of CG-6535

Earlier today the Coast Guard bid farewell to four of its own. In a memorial service held in Hangar 2 at Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala., the service paid tribute to the crew of Coast Guard helicopter 6535 […]


Shipmate of the Week: Community of Mobile, Ala.

Time and again we have seen tragedy bring communities together as families. Earlier this week, tragedy struck our service when Coast Guard helicopter 6535 went down in Mobile Bay. In keeping with what makes America the greatest country in the […]


Tribute to CG-6535

On behalf of the Coast Guard family, we at Coast Guard Compass want to thank all of you for the outpouring of support and prayers following the tragic loss of four Coast Guardsmen when Coast Guard helicopter CG-6535 crashed in […]