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Reserve general messages muster

All Hands selects several messages to publish in a weekly post to help raise awareness about specific messages and useful information for Coast Guard Reserve members.


Shutter shootout

Shutter Shootout 2nd Round

The votes are in as we move on to the second round of tournament play in “Shutter Shootout” and get closer to selecting the best Coast Guard photo of the year. We scoured the past year’s photos and the ones with the most “likes” on Facebook made the cut. Did your favorite photo make it to the next round? Head over to our Facebook page for voting!


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Shutter Shootout First Round

March Madness has arrived! With brackets on everyone’s minds, we bring you our own tournament in the form of “Shutter Shootout” – your chance to select the Coast Guard photo of the year. We scoured the past year’s photos and the ones with the most “likes” on Facebook made the cut. Now it’s your turn to decide the best! Will it be a Cinderella story this year?


Shutter Shootout photo competition 2011

Shutter Shootout Sweet 16

We had an exciting second round of tournament play! Our first seed in North was knocked out and there might be a Cinderella story creeping up in the West. We are getting closer to selecting the best Coast Guard photo […]


Shutter Shootout photo competition 2011

Shutter Shootout 2nd Round

The votes are in as we move on to the second round of tournament play in “Shutter Shootout” and get closer to selecting the best Coast Guard photo of the year. Did your favorite photo make it to the next […]


Shutter Shootout photo competition 2011

Shutter Shootout First Round

March Madness has arrived and as everyone fills out their brackets we bring you our own tournament in the form of “Shutter Shootout” as our fans select the best Coast Guard photo of the year. Throughout 2011, Coast Guard men […]


Announcing the 2009 Coast Guard Video of the Year Winners

Results are in! The winners of the first annual Coast Guard Video of the Year Award are… Drum roll please….. First Place With an average rating of 4.64 (out of a possible 5) stars, Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish wins first […]


How to vote for your favorite Video of the Year

We have heard from a few of you, wondering how to register a vote on YouTube for the Coast Guard Video of the Year contest. Since this is the first time we have used YouTube for a contest, we thought we […]


Coast Guard Photo Contest!

Hot off the press is the announcement of the 2010 Coast Guard Photo Contest! Many of you saw last year’s winning photos either here on the Compass or in the Coast Guard Flickr photostream. The Guardians captured some amazing images. […]


Homeland Security Essay Contest

Post Written By Petty Officer Second Class Amir Lawal Are you interested in Homeland Security? Do you like writing about it? Do you have ideas that you want to share? If your answers are yes, or even maybe, you should […]