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Coast Guard Cutter Valiant: Interdicting drugs, detaining suspected smugglers and building relationships

Returning from a two month counter-narcotics patrol, Coast Guard Cutter Valiant stopped in Panama to work with the country’s National Air and Naval Service, referred to as SENAN. This exchange gave Valiant crewmembers the opportunity to share techniques and best practices for law enforcement, small boat operations, voice and visual communications, and operational risk management.

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.

Ombudsmen bridge units and families

Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Bob Papp. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael Leavitt present Alma Buckley the 2010 Wanda Allen-Yearout Ombudsman of the Year award. Buckley was awarded for her work with the families of the crew

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People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 7

2010 Photo Contest

It’s week seven of the Coast Guard Photo Contest People’s Choice award. Every Monday for the past seven weeks we have unveiled another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted. To vote, just click on the picture(s) below that you like and post a positive

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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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Coast Guard continues Haiti response

The Coast Guard has evacuated nearly 300 U.S. citizens from Haiti since arriving on-scene Tuesday. ( U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O’Leary) Click the image to watch Coast Guard video of evacuation operations. Crewmembers from CGC Tahoma load emergency medical supplies for relief efforts in Port-Au-Prince. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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itCG – watch 1705 memorial, school ferry BUI, tactical training, hazardous duty

Video of CGC Valiant offloading five tons of cocaine seized during a 30-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. (Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen.) Click here to read more. Later today, Air Station Sacramento will host a memorial service to honor the  Guardians of Rescue 1705 who went missing after their

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itCG – Rescue 1705 memorial, 5-ton drug bust, major river closed, winter coat drive

This painting by Coast Guard artist Ken Smith, titled “Air Station Savannah,” is the winner of the Coast Guard Art Program’s 2009 George Gray Award. “Air Station Savannah” headlines “Semper Paratus,” an exhibition of Coast Guard art on loan to the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago until January 2010. Click on the image to learn

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