Petty Officer 3rd Class Noel Cordero poses for a photo while transiting through the Grenville Channel in British Columbia, Canada. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dale Arnould.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: SK2 Noel Cordero

Military leadership is often perceived as those who hold a high rank, part of a command staff, who foster the development of their junior members to one day become leaders themselves. But as with Coast Guardsmen like Petty Officer 2nd Class Noel Cordero, a junior member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley, a good leader can come from any rank.

Mascot Monday: Meet Diesel of Station King’s Point

Meet Diesel, Coast Guard Station King’s Point, N.Y., station mascot, a goofy, supportive, rock-crunching dog. Read how the crewmembers of King’s Point rallied to help Diesel recover after an injury caused a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament.

Coast Guard Special Needs Program 2015 enrollment deadline approaching

The Coast Guard Office of Work-Life is reminding all active duty members and selected reserve members on orders for 181 days or more who have dependent family members diagnosed with medical, psychological, physical, or educational special needs to ensure all enrollment documentation for the Special Needs Program be updated by Sept. 30, 2015, or be administratively closed on Oct. 1, 2015.

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Shutter Shootout 2015: First Round (South)

With the first round of Shutter Shootout still underway, today we feature the South region, which covers the 7th and 8th Coast Guard districts…

A very real look at suicides in the Coast Guard

According to the latest statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 and over. In 2010 alone, there were 38,364 suicides in the U.S., an average of […]

itCG – Guardians unveil flag before Seahawks game, search for plane suspended, Lake Champlain safety, CGA centennial celebration

The Coast Guard suspended the search yesterday for two men who were onboard a Piper PA-27 aircraft that apparently went down around Plana Cays, Bahamas, early last Thursday. Not long after the men left Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport en route […]

itCG – tugboat safely moored, POTUS maritime security operations, Holiday phone calls

The tugboat Pathfinder that struck Bligh Reef near Valdez, Alaska, on Wednesday and spilled diesel fuel into Prince William Sound is safely moored in the Port of Valdez. After lightering of the boat concluded on Friday night, crews began to […]

District 11 Commander explains internal investigation into San Diego boat collision

Last night, the Eleventh District Commander, Rear Admiral Joseph Castillo, provided a statement (available on CGVI and YouTube) to local media and answered questions (on CGVI and YouTube) about the investigatory process regarding the collision between a 33-foot Coast Guard […]

Ensign Cook Reports – Station Seattle Part II

Post Written by Ensign Lindsay Cook Hello Everyone, Just to re-cap, during this visit I’m learning about the Coast Guard’s ports, waterways and coastal security (PWCS) mission. In my first post I talked about getting underway with the Seattle/Bainbridge ferry […]

itCG – 10-foot wreath donated, search for missing fishermen, ice rescue training, top 10 countdown

You can also watch the above video in the Coast Guard Visual Information Gallery (CGVI) here. Similar to the rescue mentioned yesterday on the Compass, an EPIRB helped save the life of one person off the coast of New Jersey […]

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