Tag: Admiral Allen

UPDATED: Admiral Allen to testify on Coast Guard budget

(File photo provided by Barry Bahler, DHS) Tomorrow morning, Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, will testify about the service’s fiscal year 2011 (FY2011) budget request before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. The Commandant will be joined by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Skip Bowen at the

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itCG – Veterans Day, mystery spill solved, terrorism drill, greatest generation

“Auxiliarist Bugler at Arlington Cemetery” depicts a Coast Guard Honor Guard bugler playing Taps for a fallen Guardian. Click the image to read more about Coast Guard artist and auxiliarist Chris Demarest. This afternoon, the Commandant and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard will be joined by DHS Secretary Napolitano for the annual

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itCG – bracing for Ida, 2 rescued from oil rig, cruise ship medevac, Veterans Day

As the southeast braces for Tropical Storm Ida, the Coast Guard has closed ports from Mississippi to Florida. By establishing Port Condition Zulu, Guardians have closed ports to all vessel traffic and have begun positioning personnel aircraft and vessels to respond to the storm. Click here for the Coast Guard’s Tropical Storm Ida public information

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