Adm. Bob Papp

Introducing Shipmate of the Week

Posted by CDR Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. Shipmates, I hope you have enjoyed the two end-of-year series brought to you by the Compass staff. The “Video of the Year” contest and the recap […]


BM2 D'Amico

Guardian of the Week – BM2 Joseph D’Amico

With a history dating back to 1847, Coast Guard Cutter Bear has had remarkable crewmembers call her decks home, including Captain Michael Healy, First Lieutenant David Jarvis and Second Lieutenant Ellsworth Bertholf. Living up to the cutter’s legacy of “Serving […]


Silver Medal Plaque

Guardian of the Week – The crew of the Amy Julie

Last week, the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) held its annual award ceremony and awarded the Gold AFRAS medal to Aviation Survival Technician First Class Pepe Carire.   This week the Compass brings you the story of the AFRAS […]