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Plane at closed museum to be restored by Coast Guard for memorial

The following article is being reprinted with the permission of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Special thanks to Star-Telegram Editor Jim Witt and senior reporter Chris Vaughn. Post written by Chris Vaughn, Fort Worth Star-Telegram CRESSON — Eighteen months ago, Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Matt Boyd started scouring the country for an HU-16 Albatross,

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What is a Coast Guard “Ancient”?

Recently, the Compass posted a story or two about the Coast Guard’s “Ancients.” As part of our 219th birthday celebration last week, we talked with the Ancient Keeper, Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Guthlein, and the Silver Ancient Albatross, Senior Chief Peter Macdougall. They answered questions about their role as an “Ancient” and what the title

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Guardian of the Week – EMCM Vobornik

Senior Chief Petty Officer Chris Kukla, the 8th Silver Ancient Mariner, removes the distinctive lighthouse keeper's hat as Master Chief Petty Officer Richard Vobornik assumes the watch as the 9th Silver Ancient Mariner. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kendrick) On July 17th, EMCM Richard S. Vobornik relieved GMCS Christopher C. Kukla as

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