After viewing an old photograph, Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ken Raigeluw and Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Ronny German realized that they’d first met more than 20 years ago on a Pacific atoll known as Woleai. The photo captured a moment in time that would change one of their lives forever.
Mahatma Gandhi once said the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. He believed that serving the needs of others better served humanity. While the Coast Guard Cutter Kukui crew was conducting a patrol in the Central and Western Pacific Ocean, an opportunity to help others presented itself and they jumped at the chance.
HS1 Chris Lisk, LTJG Jeff McCroskey, HSC Bob Spicer, and LTJG Chris Hughes stand in front of a Marine Corps CH-46 while aboard the USS Iwo Jima in support of Continuing Promise. Photo courtesy of LTJG Jeff McCroskey. Coast Guard medical personnel are aboard the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as part of the Navy’s
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
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
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)
Arlington, Va. – Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen, discussed the United States government humanitarian response to the earthquake in Haiti during his keynote speech at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium. (Coast Guard illustration from photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria A. Bonk-Meyers) This morning, Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of
The United States Coast Guard Band Brass Quintet (pictured) and Saxophone Quartet departed for Taiwan yesterday to take part in the 2009 Chiayi City International Band Festival. As part of the Coast Guard Band, these talented musicians represent the Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security and the United States as they travel abroad. Break a