Coast Guard commandant Adm. Karl Shultz talks about his guiding principles, “Ready, Responsive, Relevant” in a birthday message.
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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.
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.
Our most valuable asset is our Coast Guard men and women-active, reserve, civilian and auxiliary. As we have for 223 years, Coast Guardsmen continue to rise to every challenge, overcome every hardship, and put service before self.
A U.S. Coast Guard cartoon by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Mendenhall recognizing the service’s 223rd birthday.
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 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
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
On August 4, 1790, President George Washington put pen to paper and created the Revenue Cutter Service. That service of “a few armed vessels, judiciously stationed at the entrances of our ports, might at a small expense be made useful sentinels of the laws” has grown into America’s maritime first responder. For 221 years, the
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