Tag: earthquake

Disaster can strike at any time. Be prepared.


Over the past several weeks, we were reminded that disaster could strike at any time. The eastern seaboard had days to prepare for Hurricane Irene but was caught unaware when an earthquake struck just one week prior. Yet, in either case, a properly prepared home or business had a better chance of avoiding tragedy. September

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Day 5: Coast Guard Video of the Year

Video of the Year contest

Our fifth video features members of Port Security Unit 307 and the Haitian Coast Guard providing medical attention and medicine during an orphanage relief project after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Port-au-Prince. Capt. Steven Baynes, Coast Guard Liaison to Joint Task Force Haiti who was working with the PSU, narrates the b-roll video. Click on the post to watch the video and find out how to cast your vote for your favorite…

Coast Guard Foundation salutes Haiti earthquake responders

Coast Guard Cutter Oak

Coast Guard members salute their seniors as a sign of respect through a crisp raised hand salute. But a salute can also be an expression of goodwill, such as giving a toast or producing a special commemoration. Last night the Coast Guard Foundation showed both respect and goodwill, as they saluted the Coast Guard men

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ADM Papp rallies the Coast Guard

Admiral Robert J. Papp, 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Earlier this week, we brought you Admiral Bob Papp’s first hand account of the ongoing Coast Guard role in the Deepwater Horizon Response. Moments ago, Admiral Papp sent an All Hands e-mail to the men and women of the service rallying

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Video: Crew of CGC Tahoma discuss Haiti mission

You may recall reading quite a bit about the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma during the response to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti back in January. Now you can watch a video recounting the crew’s experiences in Haiti by clicking here. You can also click here to read archived Compass blog posts

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President Obama honors Haiti relief personnel

In a White House Rose Garden event, President Obama and Haiti’s President Rene Preval honored those who answered the call in response to the earthquake that struck Haiti back in January. Click here to read their remarks. “We’re joined by our disaster response teams, who were on the scene within 24 hours; our military personnel

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Guardians assist in reopening Haiti port

The buoy chain splashes into the water as the crewmembers aboard CGC Oak set the second buoy in Port-Au-Prince. The buoy was set to mark safe water as ships approach the APN Main Terminal pier. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandyn Hill. The Coast Guard and Navy reopened Haiti’s main port

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Coast Guard in Action: Guardians of CGC Tahoma

Over the past week, we have brought you the stories of Guardians responding to the Haiti earthquake. Today, we bring you a simple quote from the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma along with Coast Guard images highlighting his crew in action. Together, they tell the story of the Coast Guard response as

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CG Reserve to activate for Haiti response

Yesterday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano authorized the activation of the United States Coast Guard Reserve in support of relief of operations in Haiti. The action by Secretary Napolitano today authorizes Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen to order the activation of up to 900 reservists—comprised of units and individual members—of the Selected Reserve

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Guardians Report In from Haiti

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk crewmembers help carry a young Haitian girl on a stretcher to a rescue helicopter where she will be airlifted to a local hospital for treatment of her serious leg injury. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Etta Smith) As relief operations continue in the wake of the Haiti

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