Shipmate of the Week – GM3 Samuel Peikert

Danger happens anywhere and at anytime. For a dedicated Coast Guardsman who’s internalized Semper Paratus, Always Ready, responding doesn’t just happen on the job, but during off-duty hours as well.


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Shipmate of the Week – MK2 Michael Dalager

Maintaining navigational aids essential to the safety of Southern Californians is the crew at Aids to Navigation Team San Diego. With just five active duty members the unit is responsible for navigational aids in the San Diego area that serve as a constant vigil for safeguarding those on the water – from the sailor to the cruise ship passenger. With such a small crew, the unit relies on three reservists who are assigned there for larger operations and to assist with daily missions. With such a small team guiding mariners, each person’s contributions are hugely important. But perhaps no one does it with as much pride as Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Dalager.


MSTC Jessica Snyder

Shipmate of the Week – MSTC Jessica Snyder

How does a paralegal at the U.S. Department of Justice end up in Iraq assigned to a U.S. Army transportation battalion? She volunteers to deploy as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Chief Petty Officer Jessica Snyder, a […]


Shipmate of the Week – The USO

Every Tuesday at Philadelphia International Airport, a very special group of people gathers; they are Coast Guard recruits headed to boot camp. While they anticipate, with anxious excitement, what their lives will be like for the next few weeks, they […]


Fish catch board

The Maine event

Last week, Compass highlighted the recent volunteer efforts of the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell as they helped out a Panamanian school. This week, as we wrap up National Volunteer Month, we are featuring the efforts of one Coast […]