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First Lady welcomes newest cutter

First Lady welcomes Coast Guard's newest cutter

First Lady Michelle Obama poses for a group photo with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton before the ship’s commissioning ceremony in Alameda, Calif., March 31, 2012. Obama is the official sponsor of Stratton and is the first First Lady to sponsor a Coast Guard cutter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer

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SPARs – In Service and In Spirit

“These women were strong, independent, confident. As Captain Stratton said, ‘All we asked was for the Coast Guard just to give the women a chance.’ They gave the women a chance and they made good.” – First Lady, Michelle Obama (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey Ranel) In memory of Eleanor

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First Lady makes history as a Coast Guard ‘first’

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Distinguished guests including the First Lady, Secretary of Homeland Security and Coast Guard Commandant honor Capt. Dorothy Stratton during the christening of the Coast Guard’s third National Security Cutter, Stratton, July 23, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey Ranel. Capt. Dorothy Stratton has captured the attention of

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The Dorothy Stratton legend lives on

The week’s events began Sunday at dawn when the cutter was launched into the water at the Northrop Grumman Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding. While the christening of any cutter is of particular interest to the Coast Guard, this Friday’s christening of the service’s newest National Security Cutter is an especially proud moment

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Guardian of the Week- The Coast Guard Families

On Fridays we are going to be featuring a Coast Guard hero, the “Guardian of the Week”. This will be someone who has done something that makes them stand out, saving a life, a great achievement in their field, doing something that made a mission a success, etc. At the top of the page you

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