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Month of the Military Family: Running the NYC Marathon

If finishing a marathon is on your bucket list thinking about the ‘why’ could be what’s standing in the way of crossing it off. Why would anyone want to run 26.2 miles? Try refocusing your energy on the ‘how’ – ask yourself, “How can I accomplish the incredible feat of running a marathon?” On a cold Sunday morning, with winds reaching 40 mph on Staten Island, that answer was clear – family.

The strength of the military family

Collecting donations

Behind every member of the Coast Guard stands a proud parent, sibling, spouse or child. Together they form a strong family, a military family. Alongside their loved ones, family members share the weight of deployments as Coast Guard men and women stand the watch. But they also share the same spirit of service, whether it is to country or community. As a true testament to this service, Coast Guard families came together in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Cupid’s arrow hits the Coast Guard

On a day where love is all anyone can talk about, it is easy for many military families to feel a little left out. But, to prove it’s still possible to celebrate Valentine’s Day in special ways despite being away from loved ones, Compass reached out to our Facebook fans and Twitter followers and asked

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Shipmate of the Week – Deployed servicemembers

Petty Officer 2nd Class Brodie MacDonald (left) explains how to secure line around a bollard, while Seaman David Killough (center) demonstrates wrapping the line, during a professional exchange with Iraqi Navy sailors aboard Coast Guard Cutter Adak in Umm Qasr, Iraq, Dec. 20, 2011. Adak was the first U.S. military ship to make a port

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