Coast Guard Heroes: Margaret Norvell

This Compass series chronicles the first 14 heroes the Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters have been named for. These men and women, who stood the watch before us, lived extraordinary lives as they lit the way for sailors in times past, […]


What is a Coast Guard “Ancient”?

Recently, the Compass posted a story or two about the Coast Guard’s “Ancients.” As part of our 219th birthday celebration last week, we talked with the Ancient Keeper, Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Guthlein, and the Silver Ancient Albatross, Senior Chief […]


Guardian of the Week – EMCM Vobornik

On July 17th, EMCM Richard S. Vobornik relieved GMCS Christopher C. Kukla as the Silver Ancient Mariner. By putting on the hat of the 9th Silver Ancient Mariner, Master Chief Vobornik ensures the Coast Guard continues its proud maritime traditions. […]