Preserving our history

During a recent mid-patrol break, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Decisive provided much needed support for a multitude of restoration and repair projects. Decisive crewmembers overhauled the emergency diesel generator’s cooling water pump, repaired the ship’s log office air conditioner, polished and restored bridge equipment, removed trash and completed general clean-up and organization of the many spaces around the ship.


Station

Why I Serve: Amanda Currence

When the ombudsman position became available I jumped at the opportunity. I wanted to help the command connect with the families, to create a family atmosphere with everyone and I wanted to be involved in a bigger way. I didn’t want another family going through the same things we did when we first arrived and when we got hit with a natural disaster.


Watch

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.


Spotting drug subs from the sky

Coast Guard crews have been hard at work disrupting a rising threat as drug smugglers use increasingly sophisticated and evolving methods to evade authorities in the Caribbean. First, there was the $180 million cocaine seizure by Coast Guard Cutter Seneca. […]


Another drug sub busted

It’s been months since Compass last brought you a story of a drug sub bust – but the wait is over! Last month a team of Coast Guard crews and the Honduran navy interdicted a a drug smuggling, self-propelled semi-submersible […]


Shipmate of the Week – BM2 Derrick Dyess

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class William ColClough, 8th Coast Guard District public affairs. Pick any adjective that describes efficiency and action, and you will find a member of the U.S. Coast Guard who either embodies it or makes it […]


Let freedom ring

Ringing in the new year with rhyme: Afloat

The Coast Guard as a service embraces many traditions that binds us together and enriches our heritage. One of these maritime traditions falls but once a year, on New Year’s Eve, and allows watchstanders to show their penchant for prose […]