Voting is underway for 2012 Best U.S. Coast Guard Blog

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An MH-65 rescue helicopter crew hovers over Coast Guard Cutter Washington during a search and rescue exercise west of Agat Marina, Guam. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Kevin Bland.
An MH-65 rescue helicopter crew hovers over Coast Guard Cutter Washington during a search and rescue exercise west of Agat Marina, Guam. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Kevin Bland.

For the past six years, the folks over at Military.com have been supporting the growing military blogging community with the annual awarding of Milbloggies. Each year, the Milbloggies recognize military bloggers for their contributions to blogging, news and information and the military.

Last year, our readers voted Coast Guard Compass the 2011 Best U.S. Coast Guard Blog. We were fortunate enough to be nominated again this year alongside four other blogs about your favorite seagoing service.

We are pleased to have two blogs from junior officers passionate about their service. The American Queen is a relatively new blog dedicated to the legacy of Coast Guard Cutter Storis and the history of our cutter fleet from Lt. j.g. Galen Varon. Long-time blogger Lt. Ryan Erickson’s blog, RyanErickson.com, provides a more personal perspective on the Coast Guard, our culture and heritage.

Rounding out the five finalists are official U.S. Coast Guard blogs. Joining Compass are AMVER’s official blog and Coast Guard Alaska, the official blog of the 17th Coast Guard District.

Voting is currently underway for the 2012 Best U.S. Coast Guard Blog over at Milblogging.com.

9 comments on “Voting is underway for 2012 Best U.S. Coast Guard Blog”

  1. I had the pleasure to meet Bernie Webber while I was aboard the Hammerhead with Master Chief Downey…what a fantastic man and to hear his stories….and he autographed the copy of the book suf boat he was on….glad to see us honor a true CG Hero

  2. Great report on the Webber.  I served on the USCGCutter Winnegabo WPG40 from 1958 to 1960 out of Honolulu.  The Winnie is gone now but the spirit of her crew lives on.

  3. Thanks so much for the daily updates about the USCG. I use the link as part of the “CG Sea Veterans of America” Group at the “CG Channel Community” on a regular basis to inform our members about today’s activities within our Service. It is well accepted.

    1. Thanks so much for the comment, JWEstep. And thanks for reading, and more importantly sharing, Compass!

      Very Respectfully,
      Lt. Stephanie Young
      Coast Guard Public Affairs

  4. Congrats to Lt. Erickson for being awarded the Milbloggie for Best U.S. Coast Guard Blog this evening.

    Respectfully,
    Christopher Lagan
    U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs

  5. Semper Fi/Semper Paratus, Coast Guard !!

    This old retired Marine Top Sergeant, with 27 years service, (including Viet Nam, Grenada, and the Gulf War), is really proud of the United States Coast Guard, and the work you brave and dedicated men and women do each and every day.

    God bless the US Coast Guard, and God bless America !!

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