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Coast Guard commandant testifies before Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft testifies during the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft testified on the military branch’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. He highlighted the service’s efforts to combat dangerous transnational organized crime networks and the funding and support of the Coast Guard’s future major cutter fleet to include Offshore Patrol Cutters, Fast Response Cutters, National Security Cutters and the polar icebreaker program.

Adm. Zukunft testifies at House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee

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Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft appeared before the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee today to discuss recent recapitalization efforts and underscore the service’s most pressing needs. Among the past year’s recapitalization highlights was awarding the contract to complete the program of record for 58 total Fast Response Cutters – all, as the Commandant emphasized, at “an affordable price.”

Adm. Zukunft testifies before Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft testifies before the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard June 15, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft appeared before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard today, first sharing his gratitude for the committee’s support of the 88,000 men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Adm. Zukunft testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security

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Appearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security today, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft testified on funding investments in Coast Guard men and women, the recapitalization of an aging fleet and the sustainment of front-line operations.

Adm. Zukunft testifies on Coast Guard budget request

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Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell testify on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. One day after Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered his first State of the Coast Guard

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The spirit of Bertholf: Rep. David Price

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More than 3,000 Coast Guard members call North Carolina home. North Carolina is also home to Rep. David Price, the 2013 recipient of the Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf Award. The annual award is a way to recognize members of Congress who exemplify the spirit of the award’s namesake – the service’s first commandant.

Vice Adm. Neffenger testifies on implementing US policy in the Arctic

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Today, Coast Guard Vice Commandant Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger testified on implementing U.S. policy in the Arctic before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. The Vice Commandant led his opening statement by sharing his personal experience with Coast Guard operations in the Arctic; experiences that have shaped his understanding of the service’s role as the nation’s lead federal agency for ensuring maritime safety and security in the region.

He is family

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Rep. Howard Coble will soon retire after this term in Congress. He is the last Coast Guard veteran currently serving in Congress. Reminiscing on both his service in the Coast Guard and as a member of Congress, the one thing he wishes Americans would do is fully support the service.