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Students portray greatest single rescue in Coast Guard history

Over the past year a team of students from the University of Alabama have traveled across the nation compiling video and conducting interviews for an upcoming documentary on the U.S. Coast Guard’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Adm. Allen receives Great American Patriot Award

Opening ceremony

Retired Adm. Thad Allen accepts the Great American Patriot Award from the Armed Forces Insurance group during the 2010 Armed Forces Bowl halftime show at Gerald J. Ford stadium. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by PA3 Richard Brahm. Yesterday, Adm. Thad Allen was presented with the 2010 Great American Patriot Award during halftime of the Bell

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Coast Guard Diversity Summit 2010 – First update

The audience participated in an interactive survey by selecting answers with a remote keypad and the results of each question were immediately shown on the screen. (Photos by Petty Officer Dan Bender) At the 2010 Diversity Summit there’s already been a ton of information presented by some very engaging speakers.  The event has so far

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UPDATED: State of the Coast Guard

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Adm. Thad Allen, the commandant of the Coast Guard, gives his last annual Leadership Address at the Coast Guard Academy Jan. 7, 2010. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Honings) The Commandant, Admiral Thad Allen, will outline the Coast Guard’s goals and priorities for 2010 in his

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Coast Guard terminates LORAN-C broadcast

CAPE MAY, N.J. – (L-R) Adm. Thad Allen, Jack Anastasia and George Hamilton turn off switches on attenuator boxes to decrease the Long-Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN-C) signal at LORAN Support Unit Wildwood, Feb. 8, 2010. The Coast Guard terminated the LORAN-C signal at 19 of its 24 stations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Chief Warrant Officer

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History – The Legacy of LORAN

On Monday, Feb. 8, the U.S. Coast Guard will cease transmission of the United States Loran-C signal and will commence a phased decommissioning of the Loran-C infrastructure. To read more about the termination of Loran-C, click here to read a Compass blog post. In this post, a Coast Guard Historian talks about the legacy of

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Guardians of the Week – Loranimals

BAUDETTE, Minn. – Chief Thomas Hanson sauntered back to LORAN Station Baudette while a light snow fell, April 2, 2008. Hanson is months away from retirement after spending half his career at isolated Long-Range Navigation Stations like this one. (Photo by PA3 William Mitchell) LORAN Support Unit (LSU) Wildwood, NJ logo This week, we are

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World Maritime Day, Thinking About the Present and Our Future

Ensign Cook is out and about again. This time she isn’t in the “field” with operational Coast Guard units. Rather, she is up in New York City taking in the sites and festivities around the World Maritime Day Parallel Event. She is also live Tweeting @cgcompass. To view more pictures from the event including the

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World Maritime Day

The World Maritime Day Parallel Event in New York City is just around the corner… 11 days away to be exact. Ports around the nation will also be holding similar events to recognize this year’s theme, “Climate Change: A Challenge for IMO too! Responding to a Changing Environment.” To find out what ports in your

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