Coast Guard Heroes: Forrest O. Rednour

Coast Guard Heroes: Forrest O. Rednour

As Escanaba moved in to pick up survivors, the men designated for this operation got the rescue equipment ready. Rednour was one of these men. Lines were cut and made ready for hauling helpless men aboard. Sea ladders were placed so that they would be readily available when needed. Heaving lines were made ready, the cargo net was dropped, ready for use, and Escanaba’s retrievers put on their rubber suits with lines made fast to them.

Escanaba crew “gives back” during holiday season deployment

Written by Lt. j.g. Tara Mead. Earlier this month, crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba took time in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, to visit Casa Nazaret, a home for disabled children. Working closely with the Coast Guard’s Liaison Officer […]


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.


Semper Paratus in UNITAS

UNITAS, Latin for “unity,” is an annual U.S. Southern Command, multinational naval exercise designed to enhance security cooperation between South American and U.S. maritime forces. This is the 53rd year partner nations have participated in UNITAS, making it the longest ongoing maritime exercise in this region as well as the largest.

U.S. and Mexico vessels moored

USCG and SEMAR: Shared border, shared missions

The U.S. and Mexico share more than a border; they also share a relationship that crosses the full spectrum of maritime operations. The Coast Guard and Mexican navy, known as Secretaría de Marina, are maritime first responders in areas ranging […]

Landing signals officer

UNITAS 2011 comes to an end

Written by Ens. Ray Chaisson, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba. Last week, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba took part in the UNITAS LANT 52 closing ceremonies. The three-week exercise, hosted by Brazil, with participating ships from the United States, Argentina, Mexico and […]

Coast Guard Escanaba and Baja California

UNITAS 2011: International partners

Written by Ens. Ray Chaisson, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba. As a deployed cutter, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba has had the opportunity to interact with several foreign navies. These interactions have led to many long lasting professional relationships and produced frameworks […]

Brazilian Navy ships

UNITAS 2011: War games and coded messages

Written by Ens. Ray Chaisson, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, with contributions from Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. It’s been roughly a week into Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba’s UNITAS experience and while it has been educational, it has been a […]

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba

Sea services of the Americas kick off UNITAS 2011

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann It’s official. The start of the 52nd annual UNITAS multilateral training event has begun. Unitas, Latin for unity, is a South American and U.S. sponsored series of annual military exercises aimed at […]

Warren T. Deyampert

African American History Month: Petty Officer Deyampert

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Renee C. Aiello Coast Guard men and women are taught early in our careers, “to do the right thing when it’s the right thing to do, even when no one is looking.” For Steward’s […]

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