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Coast Guard Heroes: Margaret Norvell

This Compass series chronicles the first 14 heroes the Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters have been named for. These men and women, who stood the watch before us, lived extraordinary lives as they lit the way for sailors in times past, braved gunfire in times of war and rescued those in peril at sea. As Coast

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What is a Coast Guard “Ancient”?

Recently, the Compass posted a story or two about the Coast Guard’s “Ancients.” As part of our 219th birthday celebration last week, we talked with the Ancient Keeper, Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Guthlein, and the Silver Ancient Albatross, Senior Chief Peter Macdougall. They answered questions about their role as an “Ancient” and what the title

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Guardian of the Week – EMCM Vobornik

Senior Chief Petty Officer Chris Kukla, the 8th Silver Ancient Mariner, removes the distinctive lighthouse keeper's hat as Master Chief Petty Officer Richard Vobornik assumes the watch as the 9th Silver Ancient Mariner. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kendrick) On July 17th, EMCM Richard S. Vobornik relieved GMCS Christopher C. Kukla as

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