From the Commandant: Those deserving of our highest honor

Multiple times a year, I visit Arlington National Cemetery Multiple. Every time I walk those hallowed, 624 acres, I am struck by the incredible sacrifices of those many brave souls. And, as I look out at Arlington’s sea of white gravestones, I am hit with the realization that this is not every loss–it is only a small number of those who have served our Nation, many who paid the ultimate sacrifice.


General Messages Weekly Round-up

This week’s message round-up features items to help further your career and leadership goals, enlisted advancements and more!


Memorial Day remembrance

On Memorial Day our Nation remembers the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our armed forces. It is a day to honor the memory of our brave men and women who trained hard, served dutifully, fought, and died to secure our Nation and protect our freedoms.


From the Commandant: The embodiment of Service to Nation

On this Memorial Day, we reflect on those who have crossed the bar. We honor their lives, we remember their service and we show our respect for the sacrifices they and their loved ones made in Service to Nation.


To say goodbye

On this Memorial Day, Compass is sharing a reflection by Lt. Marian Orahood, a Coast Guard officer and Gold Star family member. Below are her thoughts on what it means to truly remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.


Claflin recognized at the Congressional Women’s Caucus wreath laying ceremony

Machinery Technician Chief Tina M. Claflin was recognized at the Congressional Women’s Caucus 17th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery May 20, at 9 a.m. Claflin, along with women from the each of the other services, was recognized by […]


Honoring fallen Coast Guard heroes

As we observe the manners of our profession this Memorial Day, we remember and honor our nation’s Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who died while in military service. We must never forget that freedom is not free, but is only made possible by the thousands of patriots who stood the watch and selflessly made the ultimate sacrifice to serve our nation. We owe them an eternal debt of gratitude.


Memorial Day: Coast Guard stands tall to serve the US

The following article is being reprinted with permission from The Hill. Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. As one of the five Armed Services, the Coast Guard has proudly stood the watch for more than 221 years, even during […]


Cmdr. Kevin Bruen

A Memorial Day flight

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Allyson E.T. Conroy and Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry Dunphy. Every year on the last Monday of May we remember as a nation. We pay tribute to those who were courageous enough to sacrifice […]


Honor Guard salute

Honor the fallen this Memorial Day

  For many across the nation, Memorial Day weekend serves as an unofficial kick off for the summer and is a time to fire up the grill and head to the beach. But, Memorial Day is also a time of […]


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