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Adm. Papp testifies on drug interdiction efforts

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp prepares to testify on drug interdiction operations on Captiol Hill April 29, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before a joint U.S. House of Representatives hearing yesterday with the Committee on House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation and the Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere.

Adm. Papp testifies on Coast Guard budget request

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provides testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on March 12, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified yesterday before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request.

The spirit of Bertholf

Sen. Landrieu

Each year the Coast Guard presents the Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf Award to a member of Congress who exemplifies the spirit of Bertholf by making substantial contributions in support of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and enhances the ability of the service to carry out its missions. This year’s recipient is Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Adm. Papp testifies at US House committee meetings

Adm. Papp

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provided oral testimony before two U.S. House of Representatives subcommittees yesterday on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request. In the morning, the Commandant testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security and in the afternoon testified along with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael P. Leavitt before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation.

Protecting America from threats delivered by sea

Maritime Security Response Team boat crews maneuver into formation during training on Chesapeake Bay, Va. The mission of the MSRT is to provide a short-notice, threat-tailored, maritime response force to deter, protect against, and respond to threats of maritime terrorism and to higher-risk criminal law enforcement threats on the water or in a port. U.S.

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President Obama proposes FY 2011 Coast Guard budget

Earlier this week, President Obama forwarded his Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 budget request to Congress. The Coast Guard portion of that budget calls for $10.08 billion. Click here to read Commandant Allen’s All Hands e-mail to the Coast Guard family detailing the request, the current budget environment and the impacts of the proposed budget on

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itCG – lost hunter located, emergency drill in Boston, Congress to recognize Rescue 1705

A boatcrew member at Coast Guard Station Washington, D.C. keeps a watchful eye during a Homeland Security patrol on the Potomac River – Monday, Nov. 16, 2009.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandyn Hill.) Guardians assisted in the search for a lost Michigan hunter yesterday. A helicopter deployed from Air Station

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itCG – Fallen Guardians honored, ADM Allen testifies, runaway vessel, medevac rescue

Thousands on Facebook have changed their profile picture to the patch worn by Guardians at Air Station Sacramento in tribute to the crew of Coast Guard C-130 “Rescue 1705”. Click on the image for a hi-resolution version of the patch. Thousands are using the Internet to honor the seven fallen Guardians lost this past weekend.

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Admiral Allen to testify on National Ocean Policy

For well over two centuries, the Coast Guard has worked to safeguard our Nation and its citizens, to secure our maritime borders, and to serve as a responsible steward of our oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes. – Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard The Coast Guard has a centuries-old tradition as America’s

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itCG-Congressman gets underway, gasoline spill, volunteer for the Auxiliary

Yesterday, Congressman Himes took the helm of a Coast Guard 41-foot utility boat as Captain Ronan, commander of Sector Long Island, gave him a personal tour of Long Island Sound. The Congressman was able to see first hand what Guardians do everyday. It sure beats a stuffy office meeting if you ask me… Story here

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