Personnel from the Coast Guard Headquarters, Department of Homeland Security, and General Services Administration deliver 323 backpacks for elementary students in three District of Columbia Housing Administration communities. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Equipping local students for a new school year

This summer, t Coast Guard Headquarters partnered with Department of Homeland Security and General Services Administration personnel on the historic St. Elizabeths campus to donate backpacks and school supplies for kindergarten through fifth grade students in several Washington, D.C., communities. The results of the 2018 Back-to-School Backpack Drive were amazing with 323 backpacks filled with the necessary school supplies to help students start the school year off right.

Coast Guard members serve their local communities

This holiday season Coast Guard units throughout the service are giving back to the communities in which they serve. From Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Ohio and New Hampshire, here are a few examples.

Learn by teaching

When 27 Coast Guard Academy cadets arrived at Martinez Magnet School in New Haven, Conn., recently, they had their Junior Achievement briefcases in hand and were ready to teach their young audience about finance, the importance of education and the Coast Guard. The students, ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade, took a day away from the textbooks to allow the cadets to run through various lessons.

Cutter Washington

Not your typical Coast Guard operation

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Washington recently visited Ulithi Atoll to deliver humanitarian supplies and teach locals about safe boating practices. Washington, a 110-foot patrol boat out of Guam, delivered rice, rainwater collectors, school books, clothing and outboard boat engines. These supplies were much needed on the small islands that make up the atoll, as the ship that normally delivers cargo to the atoll has been unable to make the voyage for almost a year due to mechanical problems.

Coast Guard cadets

Raising walls for the greater good

On any given Saturday you can walk by 9 Jefferson Avenue in New London, Conn., and hear the pounding of hammers, the buzzing of saws and the cheery banter of U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets. This is the site of the first Habitat for Humanity home that is being fully funded and built by Coast Guard hands. Current Coast Guard Academy cadets, along with the Alumni Association, the CGA Parents Association and the Institute for Leadership, have teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to raise this first project of its kind.

Kodiak Middle School 8th grader Deborah Bitanga won Best in Show in the Coast Guard Partnership in Education 20th Anniversary Art Contest with her submission "Living Marine Resources." U.S. Coast Guard illustration by Deborah Bitanga.

Coast Guard Partnership in Education celebrates 20th anniversary

For the past 20 years, the Coast Guard has teamed up with local school systems, community organizations and businesses in an effort to enhance educational opportunities and instill a sense of core values into children across the country. Since 1991, […]

CGC Boutwell

CGC Boutwell volunteers with Panamanian school

The men and women of the Coast Guard are strongly united with the communities in which they serve. As this is national volunteer week, Compass is highlighting a recent volunteer effort led by the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell. […]

itCG-medevacs at sea, CG unit hosts disabled and terminally ill kids, SAR hearing, NTSB recommendation

Post Written by Bob Hopkins Guardians from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak medevaced a 32-year-old man with symptoms of pneumonia from a 165-foot fishing vessel approximately 150 miles northwest of St. Paul. The man was delivered safely to St. Paul […]

itCG-Guardian resuscitates diver, another boat fire, suspect vessel detained, airshow

Sunday, a Guardian on duty at Coast Guard Station Monterey in California, performed CPR and resuscitated a diver who was pulled from the water unconscious and not breathing. The woman was transferred to EMS and reportedly in stable condition. Story […]

itCG-semi-submersible intercepted, Washington SAR, community outreach

After a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) aircraft spotted a semi-submersible boat last Thursday, the Coast Guard intercepted it off the Pacific coast of Columbia. Drug and contraband smugglers are using these types of boats to avoid being detected, but […]

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