The Hamilton performs sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico, Aug. 13, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega.

Building the national security cutter: Acceptance

In October, Hamilton was christened by it’s sponsor, Linda Kapral Papp, wife of retired Adm. Bob Papp. In the months since, the cutter has been put through a series of tests culminating in sea trials to determine the readiness of the vessel to support Coast Guard missions. Yesterday, the Coast Guard formally accepted delivery of Hamilton at a ceremony in Pascagoula, Mississippi.


National Security Cutter Hamilton featured image.

Building the national security cutter: Christening

During a ceremony this weekend, Alexander Hamilton, the service’s fourth national security cutter, was christened. This christening marks a significant step in the Hamilton becoming an official Coast Guard cutter.


Vessel Traffic Information System demonstration

To Europe & Far East: Adm. Papp continues international trip with stop in Singapore

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp continued his outreach trip last week with an official visit to Singapore to meet with international partner agencies and Coast Guardsmen stationed there. This visit provided insights into the challenges faced by the Port of Singapore, the busiest port in the world as measured by vessel arrival tonnage, and further strengthened ties between the Coast Guard and Singapore.


Adm. Papp visits Malta

Adm. Papp visits international partners in Malta

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp visited Malta last week, kicking off an international trip to meet with partner organizations and visit Coast Guard personnel stationed or deployed overseas. This visit further strengthened ties between the Coast Guard and Malta and underscored many areas of mutual interest.


Welding

Building the national security cutter: Keel laying

A keel is the very foundation of a ship. Running from bow to stern, a ship’s keel historically served as the core for the rest of the ship’s structure, providing a source of strength for the superstructure above. Today, the U.S. Coast Guard’s fourth national security cutter, named for Alexander Hamilton, symbolically received that source of strength.


Ombudsman Appreciation Day

Today is Ombudsman Appreciation Day and Compass would like to honor all those who have served as unit ombudsman. As we reflect on the vital support ombudsmen provide, Compass reached out to key players in the service’s ombudsman program to […]