Tag: Community

Diving into the heart of the community

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, participate in an annual joint dive training with wounded warriors and local agencies as part of the “Warriors with Disabilities Dive Project.” During the hard hat helmet dive, trainees are given the opportunity to don the helmet and dive with a certified diver in Sandy Hook Bay.

What I am most thankful for

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Mrs. Fran DeNinno-Zukunft join Coast Guard families stationed overseas for Thanksgiving Dinner. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

For the second straight year, I am celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday overseas. This year, I had the privilege of joining Coast Guard families and our allies from the United Kingdom Royal Navy for Thanksgiving dinner. Without question, we have many reasons to be thankful. As Coast Guard Commandant, I am incredibly thankful.

A battle to the soccer field

Marik Tucker and his family transferred from Louisiana to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., when his family learned that he had a rare bone cancer known as osteosarcoma. Ten months later, cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy men’s soccer team in New London, Conn., “adopted” Marik after contacting Kelli through Team Impact, a program that matches sick kids with college athletic teams to provide a diversion from their medical realities and cultivate relationships.

There’s no place like home… for the holidays

With the holiday season upon us and families preparing for the festivities, we would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the men and women of the Coast Guard and Armed Services who will spend this holiday season away from home. “I would like to thank all the men and women out there

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Shipmate of the Week – CWO Troy Riedel

CWO Troy Riedel

Chief Warrant Officer Professional Development Class 01-12 stand for a photo after a day of community service. Chief Warrant Officer Riedel is in the second row back on the far right. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Scott Epperson. Written by Chief Warrant Officer Scott Epperson. Coast Guard missions make a difference in

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Cupid’s arrow hits the Coast Guard

On a day where love is all anyone can talk about, it is easy for many military families to feel a little left out. But, to prove it’s still possible to celebrate Valentine’s Day in special ways despite being away from loved ones, Compass reached out to our Facebook fans and Twitter followers and asked

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Not your average sleigh

“Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Alder, homeported in Duluth, Minn., load pallets of Christmas trees on the shipâ’s buoy deck for delivery to deserving Chicago-area families. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class George Degener. Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class George Degener. With a Christmas tree tied to its mast and lights

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ItCG- Search in the Pacific Northwest, hoax caller pleads guilty, and Cape May paddles

There is a search going on for two people who have been missing since their boat flipped in northern Chuckanut Bay near Bellingham, Wa. There were originally six people on the vessel, but when the boat flipped four of them swam for shore. Of those four three of them made it while the fourth was

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