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Prioritizing recapitalization of Coast Guard assets

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, a National Security Cutter, prepares to tie up, June 2, 2017, at its homeport in Charleston, S.C. The Hamilton crew returned from a three-month interagency patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and also participated in Fleet Week in New York. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto

Recapitalization. It’s a word that gets used regularly in the Coast Guard, but what does it really mean for the service? By prioritizing recapitalization, the Coast Guard is ensuring that it will receive the appropriate assets and systems necessary to successfully meet today’s demands and is laying the framework for continued efforts to replace and enhance the fleet in the decades to come.

Adm. Michel: Icebreakers are a national security imperative

Polar Star

The icebreaker-focused briefing served as an opportunity for the Vice Commandant to highlight two heavy icebreakers – the nation’s entire inventory of this strategic asset. Only one is operational, the Polar Star, and Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, the other heavy icebreaker, reached the end of its serviceable life in 2010 having suffered casualties to two main engines.

First fast response cutter arrives in Miami

Coast Guard Cutter Webber, the service's first fast response cutter, arrives at Coast Guard Sector Miami. U.S. Coast Guard photo illustration. This year marks the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest search and rescue cases in the history of the Coast Guard, the Pendleton rescue. Due to the heroism, leadership and skill of Petty

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$25 million drug seizure on inaugural deployment


The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, homeported in Alameda, interdicted two separate drug smuggling vessels. One case included the recovery of 13 bales of cocaine, totaling 500 kilograms, and five suspects. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, the service’s second national security cutter, just returned from its

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Stratton sails away

UPDATE: Photo captions were corrected to give credit to Carol (Rene’) Shaw rather than Huntington Ingalls Industries. Written by Brian Olexy, Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate The third of eight planned national security cutters, Stratton, bid farewell to the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyards last week. Stratton will transit up the East Coast throughout the month, making

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Adm. Papp testifies on Coast Guard acquisitions achievements

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testifies before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Patrick Kelley. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation about the Coast Guard’s acquisition

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Coast Guard cutter to be named for Joshua James

Joshua James is one of the service’s most celebrated lifesavers credited with saving hundreds of lives from the age of 15 when he first joined the Massachusetts Humane Society until his death at the age of 75 while on duty with the U.S. Life-Saving Service. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Last week, the Coast Guard announced

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Coast Guard takes possession of Stratton


Irwin Edenzon, president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and Rear Adm. John Korn, assistant commandant for acquisition, sign the key to Stratton at an in-commission special ceremony, Sept. 2, 2011. Stratton is the third national security cutter to be delivered to the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel. This

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