Shipmate of the Week – Seaman Stacy Sasser

It’s anticipated that a Coast Guardsman may save a life, but it’s rarely expected that it will be that of another Coast Guardsman. But that is what Coast Guard Seaman Stacy Sasser—just four months out of basic training—found herself doing on the morning of Dec. 2, 2013.


Rescue in the classroom

Written by Lt. j.g. Anne Newton, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Albacore. Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Albacore leaped into action to save a man’s life, but they didn’t battle huge ocean waves, high winds or dangerous rip tide […]


Ringing in the New Year with rhyme: Afloat

On New Year’s Eve the midnight log entry at a Coast Guard unit takes on a life of its own and is traditionally written as a poem. The Compass reached out to those standing the mid-watch to share the tradition of applying verse to the ship’s log as we all rung in 2013.