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Coast Guard Heroes: Forrest O. Rednour

Coast Guard Heroes: Forrest O. Rednour

As Escanaba moved in to pick up survivors, the men designated for this operation got the rescue equipment ready. Rednour was one of these men. Lines were cut and made ready for hauling helpless men aboard. Sea ladders were placed so that they would be readily available when needed. Heaving lines were made ready, the cargo net was dropped, ready for use, and Escanaba’s retrievers put on their rubber suits with lines made fast to them.

Escanaba crew “gives back” during holiday season deployment

Petty Officer 1st Class Erin O’Brien, a gunner’s mate aboard Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, looks on as one of the children from Casa Nazaret, a home for disabled children in the Dominican Republic, demonstrates her artistic talents. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Lennie Day. Written by Lt. j.g. Tara Mead. Earlier this month,

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Ringing in the New Year with rhyme: Afloat

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On New Year’s Eve the midnight log entry at a Coast Guard unit takes on a life of its own and is traditionally written as a poem. The Compass reached out to those standing the mid-watch to share the tradition of applying verse to the ship’s log as we all rung in 2013.

Semper Paratus in UNITAS

UNITAS 2012

UNITAS, Latin for “unity,” is an annual U.S. Southern Command, multinational naval exercise designed to enhance security cooperation between South American and U.S. maritime forces. This is the 53rd year partner nations have participated in UNITAS, making it the longest ongoing maritime exercise in this region as well as the largest.

USCG and SEMAR: Shared border, shared missions

U.S. and Mexico vessels moored

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba moored alongside the Mexican navy ship Baja California at its first port call for UNITAS 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. John Goshorn. The U.S. and Mexico share more than a border; they also share a relationship that crosses the full spectrum of maritime operations. The Coast Guard and Mexican

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UNITAS 2011 comes to an end

Landing signals officer

For Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, UNITAS is over. But, for USS Thach and USS Boone, the journey continues around the Cape of Good Hope towards UNITAS PAC. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stuart Phillips. Written by Ens. Ray Chaisson, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba. Last week, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba took part in

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UNITAS 2011: International partners

Coast Guard Escanaba and Baja California

Written by Ens. Ray Chaisson, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba is moored alongside of the Mexican Navy ship Baja California at its first port call for UNITAS. Escanaba and Baja California represent two of the four countries participating in this year’s exercise. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. John Goshorn. As a

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UNITAS 2011: War games and coded messages

Brazilian Navy ships

The Brazilian Navy ships Almirante Gastao Motta, Niteroi and Bosisio head south in formation. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. Written by Ens. Ray Chaisson, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, with contributions from Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. It’s been roughly a week into Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba’s UNITAS experience

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Sea services of the Americas kick off UNITAS 2011

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba put their training to use as they tie down a Navy Seahawk. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann It’s official. The start of the 52nd annual UNITAS multilateral training event has begun. Unitas, Latin for unity,

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African American History Month: Petty Officer Deyampert

Warren T. Deyampert

Warren Deyampert volunteered to rescue survivors in the water after a torpedo hit Army Transport Dorchester in 1943. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Renee C. Aiello Coast Guard men and women are taught early in our careers, “to do the right thing when it’s the right thing to do, even

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