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Coast Guard Family Month: Steadfast follower

It’s not unusual for a child to follow in their parent’s footsteps. Matthew Walker, a retired Coast Guard captain and former commanding officer of three cutters: Manitou, Polar Star and Steadfast, has two sons who followed him into the Coast Guard – Fireman Maxwell Walker, currently attending Machinery Technician “A” School in Yorktown, Virginia, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Alan Nielsen, a boatswain’s mate at Station Coos Bay in Charleston, Oregon. One of his sons even followed his footsteps to one of the very cutters he commanded.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Chief Petty Officer Timothy Soboleski

Chief Petty Officer Timothy Soboleski, a reserve electrician’s mate stationed at Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, Michigan, carries on the chief’s strong tradition of enlisted leadership. Soboleski was recognized for his leadership when he was awarded the 2015 Master Chief Angela M. McShan Inspirational Leadership Award – Reserves.

Tradewinds 2015: Strengthening parternships throughout the Caribbean

Tradewinds 2015

Tradewinds, an annual Caribbean-focused exercise overseen by U.S. Southern Command, focuses on building and strengthening partnerships. The exercise helps nations better respond to natural disasters and land and maritime threats, including illicit trafficking.

Life of a service dog: Veteran pre-placement training


Veterans Moving Forward provides veterans with therapy and service dogs. Among the puppies they are raising to help veterans cope with various injuries is an assistance dog in training that is near and dear to our hearts. His name is Nathan, in honor of Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal.

Armed Forces Day: Keeping America strong & secure

Today we honor and celebrate the men and women of the United States armed forces. The Armed Forces Day celebration began when President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. The single-day celebration,

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Bold Alligator 2012: Revitalizing amphibious warfare

We continue our coverage of Operation Bold Alligator 2012, the largest amphibious assault exercise in a decade. Currently taking place off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina and Florida, this story picks up where the first left off as Port Security Unit 308 begins their deployment. A Port Security Unit 305 member stands watch at

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UPDATE: Coast Guard helps rescue Marines from downed helicopter

HH65 Dolphic Helicopter

HONOLULU – The rescue aircrew, Lt. Cmdr. Dan Long, Lt. j.g. Jason Gross, Aviation Survival Technician 2nd Class Colin Clyne and Aviation Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Brett Watts, stand by the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter at Air Station Barbers Point. Coast Guard photo. Update: The status of the rescued aircrew has been updated in paragraph four

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100 years of Naval Aviation: San Diego kick-off

Vice Adm. Currier

As part of our ongoing celebration of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation , the Compass brings you a guest post by Vice Adm. John Currier, the Coast Guard’s senior aviator. Four Coast Guard aircraft, an HC-144A Ocean Sentry from Mobile, Ala., an HU 25 Falcon from Corpus Christi, Texas, an MH 65 Dolphin from

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Armed Forces Day 2010: United In Strength

Today is Armed Forces Day 2010. Please join us in honoring all of the men and women who serve in the United States armed forces. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed

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