RSS Coast Guard Compass

  • Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Seaman Kristine Kearny
    The Coast Guard is run by a set of core values: Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty. Every Coast Guard member strives to live by those values every day. Honor is being true to yourself. Respect, being true to your shipmates. Devotion to duty, being true to the Service. Seaman Kristine Kearny doesn’t strive to […]
  • The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard Officers Jenkins and Russell—Trailblazers of Ethnic Diversity in the American Sea services
    African-Americans have served in the United States Coast Guard throughout its nearly 230-year history, but their participation in the service has been largely overlooked. So it is only fitting that we should document some of their participation by starting with the Coast Guard Academy, which pioneered the role of African-American officers in the U.S. sea […]
  • Protecting America: Port Security Unit 305 departs for 9-month deployment
    Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 recently departed Norfolk, Virginia, for a regularly scheduled, nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Throughout their deployment, PSU 305 will maintain a continuous maritime antiterrorism-force protection presence in the Naval Defensive Sea Area of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, directly supporting the commander of Joint […]
  • Below Zero: Partnership between the Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    For more than 200 years, the U.S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have partnered together in maritime resiliency, environmental sustainability and scientific research. The two services have a strong working relationship supporting and representing the U.S. in cold weather operations and Arctic initiatives.

An excellent report from the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) regarding the HH-52A 1426 becoming part of the collection at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washinton, DC. Full report can be read at: