Lt. Cmdr. Scott Rae (right) poses in Camp Patriot.

What you didn’t know about our Staff: The Regimental Officer

 By Seaman Jennifer Nease, Training Center Cape May Meet Lt. Cmdr.Scott Rae, the regimental officer of Training Center Cape May. He helps supervise and mentor our future Coast Guardsman.  He is also heavily involved in community outreach as well.  You may […]


Plank Running

Injury Prevention: Dynamic Warm Up

More than 30 percent of recruits in basic training will suffer some sort of minor injury, and those injuries will most likely result in rephasal or reversion to later weeks of training. This is a devastating blow to recruits and their families […]


U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Matthew Fredrickson pauses for a photo during recruit training with Recruit Company India 188 June 25, 2013. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska.

You asked. A Coast Guard company commander answered.

Editor’s note: We gave our Facebook friends the opportunity to ask a company commander some questions about basic training. We chose the five questions with the most likes and had Chief Petty Officer Matthew Fredrickson respond to them. Fredrickson is […]


International Maritime Signal Flag Golf

Recruit Journal Golf 188 Week: 06

Recruit Company Golf 188 Week: 06 Formed: April 30, 2013 Graduate: June 21, 2013   03JUN13 Monday week 06 Day one of week six is in the books for Golf – 188. Four days of class, tests, uniform inspections and […]


CAPE MAY, N.J. - Mr. Peter Fantacone, 87, of Mays Landing, N.J., recounts his experiences during the D-Day invasion at Training Center Cape May June 6, 2013. Fantacone was a U.S. Navy sailor in Coast Guard Flotilla 10 during the invasion serving alongside Coast Guardsmen charged with putting troops on the beaches of Normandy, France. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Jennifer Nease.

WWII vet to recount one of the ‘bloodiest days’ in USCG history

  CAPE MAY, N.J. – A World War II veteran who participated in the invasion of Normandy during D-Day recounts his experiences with recruits and staff aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Mr. Peter Fantacone, […]


From left to right, FN Nathan Yonren and SN Patrick McGinnis bring Starry along as they conduct their annual water survival exercise on January 29, 2013 off the Cape May inlet in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Cape May.

Meet Starry the Bear

Coast Guard Compass Official Blog of the U.S. Coast Guard Starry the Bear Posted by Seaman Jennifer Nease, Wednesday, May 31, 2013  CAPE MAY, N. J. – Over the past four years, Starry the Bear has endured boot camp four […]


International Maritime Signal Flag Hotel

Recruit Company Hotel 188: Week 03

   Recruit Company Hotel 188: Week 03   Formed: May 7, 2013   Graduate: June 28, 2013     WEEK03:  Quick note from the Hotel-188 Historian: After a conversation with our Lead Company Commander last weekend I learned that the […]