Marines participating in the ammo can lift portion of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test. Photo courtesy of Marine Corps Cyber Command.

Get fit: Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test

Lt. Cmdr. Sean Plankey, currently deployed with Expeditionary Cyber Support Element under U.S. Forces Afghanistan, talks about his experiences keeping fit in a joint operating environment and accepting the challenge to participate in the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test.


U.S. Coast Guard painting by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Mendenhall.

The Drawing Board: Honoring Douglas Munro

On this day in 1942, Signalman 1st Class Douglas Munro made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his country as he gave his own life to save the lives of 500 U.S. Marines at Gudalcanal. Each year, on Sept. 27, the Coast Guard family remembers Munro in a variety of ways. On the 71st anniversary of his death, we invite you to visit Coast Guard Compass and read a first hand account from Master Chief Petty Officer Jason Vanderhaden, command master chief for the 13th Coast Guard District, on why Munro still matters.