Tag: Year of the Coast Guard Family

Ombudsman Appreciation Day

Today is Ombudsman Appreciation Day and Compass would like to honor all those who have served as unit ombudsman. As we reflect on the vital support ombudsmen provide, Compass reached out to key players in the service’s ombudsman program to see just how much these volunteers do for military families. Linda Papp speaks at a

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Service – It runs in the family

November is Military Family Month and serves as a celebration of the service, strength and sacrifice of all military families. Their commitment to each other and our nation is truly inspirational. In honor of military families, we are sharing the story of one Coast Guard family whose service brings them together. Lt. Cmdr. Rocklyn McNair,

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Coast Guard lends a hand for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Coast Guardsmen from Coast Guard Cutter Diligence and Station Oak Island attend the unveiling event for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition which capped a week of 24-hour days with more than three thousand military and civilian volunteers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn. Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.

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Public spirit & patriotism: The Coast Guard Auxiliary

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The following blog was posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara. Coast Guard Auxiliary National Commodore Jim Vass, Coast Guard Vice Commandant Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O'Hara and Coast Guard Auxiliary Vice National Commodore Thomas Mallison at the National Auxiliary Conference. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Over the weekend, I was honored

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A family embracing change

Coast Guard Vice Commandant VADM Sally Brice-OHara presents the Coast Guard Family of the Year award to the Henley Family at this year’s National Militar Family Award. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Telfair H. Brown, Sr. The Coast Guardsman Creed challenges every member to “endeavor to be a model citizen in the community that I

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Strengthening mission readiness through family services

Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Vice Admiral Sally Brice-O'Hara participants in a panel discussion sponsored by the Military Child Education Coalition. The panel included Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Philip Breedlove, and Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, as well as representatives from

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The force behind the force: Lifelines

Admiral Bob Papp and Coast Guard Foundation president Anne Brengle

As a ship captain, you quickly learn when the sky darkens and the seas get rough to have extra life lines rigged fore and aft for crew members that may need to venture out on the weather decks during the storm. If they fall, they will land between the life lines – not overboard. For more than forty years, the Coast Guard Foundation has been the life line for Coast Guard men, women and their families.

Adm. Papp: One year and on track

Adm. Bob Papp

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to see first-hand many areas devastated by Mississippi River flooding. I also got to see Coast Guard men and women in action, engaging their unique skills, authorities and capabilities to protect people who have been impacted by these rising waters. It was reminiscent of last summer when I began my term and we were embroiled in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup.

Ombudsmen bridge units and families

Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Bob Papp. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael Leavitt present Alma Buckley the 2010 Wanda Allen-Yearout Ombudsman of the Year award. Buckley was awarded for her work with the families of the crew

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New scholarship will support Coast Guard families

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Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp meets with members of the Chief Warrant Officers Association to discuss the new scholarship being offered to Coast Guard families. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk. Earlier this week, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp announced the creation of the Coast Guard Chief Warrant

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