This week we have the first Auxiliary member to be Guardian of the Week and this Guardian more time with the Coast Guard than even the Commandant combined. As of tomorrow, Joseph “Earl” Markham of Flotilla 76 will have 57 active years in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Remember the Auxiliary is a volunteer organization, so
An engineer testifying in a civil trial of an East Naples woman permanently disfigured in a 1999 boating accident, said that the U.S. Coast Guard did indeed say that most propeller injuries can be prevented by a propeller guard. Story here An administrative review has found that the Coast Guard was slow to respond to
As the Compass grows and expands we are going to be adding new features, bit by bit working to bring you a variety of information. The 4th of every month is going to be History Day for the Coast Guard Compass. I know it is the 4th was last week but there were issues with
It was in the In the Coast Guard post yesterday, but it is worth linking another article about the Coast Guardsman who received the Silver Life Saving Medal for jumping into the frigid Puget Sound to save a life. Story here
The Coast Guard is continuing to aide in the search for the downed Air France flight. An article on the dailypress.com talks about SAROPS, the newest search tool from the Coast Guard and how it is helping. Story here Last month the Coast Guard searched for survivors after a boat that was believed to be
Here is a pretty funny blog entry about the experience of an ET2 with some “wildlife” while underway on a cutter. Read it here.
What’s your first thought when it comes to U.S. border security? Most people immediately think of land-based illegal activity prevention, but it’s no surprise that drug and migrant smugglers are increasingly using maritime routes to move narcotics and illegal migrants to the U.S. In 2008, around 90 percent of all cocaine destined for the U.S.
Call of the search (yes, corny line). On Scene- The Blog of U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue is here. Check it out!
ItCG (In the Coast Guard) posts are a daily feature in the Coast Guard Compass to cover media reports and blog pieces of interest. Ice breakers are a top priority for the Coast Guard when it comes to our emerging role in the Arctic, the Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen told an audience (mostly
Did you know that the CGC Healy was the second non-nuclear ice breaker to make it to the North Pole, but the very first to do it completely unassisted?