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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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Stratton is latest in line of Coast Guard vessels to protect and secure

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton's flight deck

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp meet with the crew on the bridge of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton near Annapolis, Md., Oct. 31, 2011. Stratton is the third National Security Cutter to be delivered to the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard

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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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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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itCG – Innovation Expo, pirates repelled, First Lady honors women vets, Guardians in the community

The Ninth Coast Guard Innovation Expo wraps up today. Yesterday’s focus was on harnessing the power of Guardian innovators. While the private sector can be a powerful force for progress, some of the best ideas come from right inside the Coast Guard. The Expo provides a unique forum for junior enlisted personnel to interact with

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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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