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Western Hemisphere Strategy in action: Helping Haiti rebuild 5 years later

Five years later, Haiti still has many challenges, but the U.S. Coast Guard continues to help the country move forward. The recently signed Western Hemisphere Strategy has once again put Haiti in the forefront and made the country a top priority.

Shipmate of the Week – Seaman Juan Garcia-Perez

Coast Guard Cutter Forward recently completed an international naval exercise to build partnerships between 15 nations. Who was the key to connecting those partner nations? Seaman Juan Garcia-Perez. As a dual citizen of the United States and Colombia, and a fluent Spanish speaker, Garcia-Perez was the lead communicator for maritime forces during Forward’s participation in UNITAS 2013.

Ringing in the New Year with rhyme: Afloat


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.

Forward deployed: Africa bound

CGC Forward deploys to Africa

A Liberian coast guard member demonstrates a front snap kick as part of law enforcement training aboard Coast Guard Cutter Forward May 26, 2011. Six Liberian coast guard members joined Forward’s deployment on an African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership mission in an effort to increase resident host nation capabilities and to build maritime safety and

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Coast Guard seizes $80 million in cocaine

cocaine offload

HS1 Larry Berman, a crewmember of CGC Tahoma, stacks bales of cocaine on the pier at Base Support Unit Miami. U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Nick Ameen. The CGC Forward and CGC Tahoma crews are making headlines again! After a valiant response immediately following the devastating earthquake earlier this year in Haiti, the crews continue

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Admiral Robert Papp: 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard

Admiral Robert J. Papp, 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Moments ago, Admiral Robert J. Papp assumed command of the United States Coast Guard in a change of command ceremony teeming with naval tradition. Upon relieving Admiral Thad Allen of his command, the new commandant wasted no time in sharing his vision of

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Guardians Report In: CDR Diane Durham

Commander Diane Durham The following account comes from the Commanding Officer of the CGC Forward, Commander Diane Durham. The CGC Forward was the first U.S. military ship to arrive after the Haiti earthquake. These are CDR Durham’s accounts of the cutter’s operations since the day of the earthquake and come directly from her as she

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Guardians Report In from Haiti

As America continues to mobilize in response to the earthquake that devastated Port-Au-Prince on Tuesday, Guardians have been reporting in from Haiti by air, by sea and by land. Their accounts reveal both the scale of the disaster and the work ahead as disaster and humanitarian responders descend on the tiny Caribbean Island. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti

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UPDATE: Coast Guard response to Haiti earthquake

First responders board a Coast Guard C-130 bound for Haiti to assist in urban search and rescue missions. ( U.S. Coast Guard photograph by PA1 Bobby Nash) As the Coast Guard continues operations in support of U.S. government disaster response and humanitarian assistance efforts to Haiti, there are four Coast Guard Cutters (Forward, Mohawk, Tahoma

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