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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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