Once a month, Coast Guard Compass will feature “Dear Coast Guard Family,” a column for Coast Guard families by Coast Guard spouse Rachel Conley. Rachel is married to her high school sweetheart, Chief Warrant Officer James Conley, and is the mother of three children. Rachel passionately serves as a Coast Guard Ombudsman and advocate of
Have you been struggling to find the perfect gift for your friendly fisherman or avid boater? You can give them a gift that will keep them safe while they are out on the water this season.
Continuing a 20-year tradition, the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw will deliver 1,200 Christmas trees as part of Chicago’s Christmas Ship program. The annual tree delivery dates back more than a century when brothers August and Herman Schuenemann sold and gave away Christmas trees from the Chicago waterfront.
Coast Guard Headquarters volunteers put together 210 holiday gift bags for teenagers in low-income families in the D.C. area. Forty volunteers packed, loaded and delivered the gifts to the D.C. Housing Authority to distribute to the community. Programs like the Holiday Adopt-A-Teen Gift Drive highlight the Coast Guard’s values of honor, respect and devotion to duty – caring for and serving our community.
A holiday poem and resources for Coast Guardsmen and their families during the holiday season.
This holiday season Coast Guard units throughout the service are giving back to the communities in which they serve. From Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Ohio and New Hampshire, here are a few examples.
As we wrap up 2017, take a moment and reflect over the past year to assess your passions, purposes, goals and needs to drive your actions for the future.
With holidays fast approaching, many Coast Guard service members will be carving turkeys, shopping for holiday gifts, visiting family and…
…deploying for disaster response?
Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Swartz and his team are working to assist the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its citizens by working to get their vessels out of the water in order to mitigate pollution to the environment.
Although we may live in communities for just a few years, Coast Guard families find ways to make it home, and that often means finding ways to give back. This year, four holiday events from locations spanning nearly 13,000 miles join service members and their communities in unique ways as the celebrate the season.
Loaded with more than 1,300 Christmas trees from northern Michigan, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw once again served as Chicago’s Christmas Ship, continuing a tradition from the late 1800s in Chicago and resurrected 13 years ago. The original Christmas Ship, the schooner Rousse Simmons, made the same transit down Lake Michigan each year, bringing trees and wreaths to the people of Chicago. Setting up shop along the Chicago River in downtown, Capt. Herman Shuenamann and his crew became a well known and expected group as each Christmas season neared.