Tag: Coast Guard Day

From the Homefront: How Coast Guard Day is celebrated across the service

August 4th is a special day for the Coast Guard and its members, as well as the families that support them. It is a day to honor the organization’s past and present, along with the men and women who have served and who serve today. It’s a day to spend time with shipmates and the entire Coast Guard family! Here are just some of the ways Coast Guard units and their families celebrate the Coast Guard’s birthday.

Remembrance ceremony brings together unit, family of fallen shipmate


At the National Strike Force, the mission can be anything but routine and the sacrifices often great. Perry serves as a welcome reminder of the humility and bravery of what the Coast Guard uniform stands for. His memory and legacy will always be at the heart of the Atlantic Strike Team.

Week in the life of the Coast Guard: Weekend

Air Station San Diego

The weekend is here as we showcase Coast Guard missions in a week in the life of the Coast Guard. Check out these photos to see everything from small boat operations in Ketchikan, Alaska, to servicemembers commemorating 222 years of America’s Coast Guard. From July 30 to August 5, Coast Guard men and women captured a week in the life of the Coast Guard to highlight the missions we perform on a daily basis. Stay with us throughout the week as we share a day-by-day snapshot of life in the Coast Guard.

President Obama’s birthday message to the Coast Guard

President Obama delivers the commencement speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. UPDATE: Paragraph one has been corrected to reflect that the Stratton will be the third of eight planned national security cutters and not the fifth. President Obama has a special relationship with

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Military leaders salute Coast Guard on our birthday

As the Coast Guard family celebrates 221 years of service to the nation, we are reminded of the close bonds we share with America’s other military services. Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Earlier today, Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wished the Coast Guard a happy

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President Obama wishes Coast Guard happy birthday

President Obama

President Barack Obama phone call in the Oval Office to Admiral Robert J. Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard, in recognition of the Coast Guard's 220th birthday, Aug. 4, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Today is a special day for our nation. As the Coast Guard celebrates its birthday, so does the

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