Tag: President Barack Obama

Focus on the Western Hemisphere: A network approach


Federal agencies and international partners are working tirelessly in the United States and abroad to combat Transnational Organized Crime networks. These efforts have been instrumental in eradicating production facilities and controlling the purchase of precursor chemicals used to make drugs; interrupting mobility corridors when illegal narcotics are being moved to stockpile locations; and integrating efforts to disrupt drug shipments and the distribution chain to impact the network itself.

Coast Guard units encouraged to participate in 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War

Coast Guard units at all levels have the opportunity to participate in the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War by becoming Commemorative Partners. This experience can provide a meaningful link between present-day service members and those who served in the past – especially for units that deployed or otherwise supported the Vietnam War.

Coast Guardsmen get holiday call from President Obama

Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Weatherly, a machinery technician, talks to President Barack Obama on the phone, Dec. 25. Obama called two Coast Guardsmen deployed overseas to thank them for their service and wish them a Merry Christmas. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson. Two deployed Coast Guardsmen received

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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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The force behind the force: Lifelines

Admiral Bob Papp and Coast Guard Foundation president Anne Brengle

As a ship captain, you quickly learn when the sky darkens and the seas get rough to have extra life lines rigged fore and aft for crew members that may need to venture out on the weather decks during the storm. If they fall, they will land between the life lines – not overboard. For more than forty years, the Coast Guard Foundation has been the life line for Coast Guard men, women and their families.

President Obama addresses the Class of 2011

President Obama addresses the Class of 2011

UPDATE: Click here to watch President Barack Obama’s commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2011. The President of the United States, Barack Obama, addresses the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2011 during a live webcast at the 130th commencement May 18, 2011. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

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Admiral Allen briefs President Obama on Deepwater Horizon operations

President Barack Obama meets with Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, and other administration officials in the Oval Office, April 22, 2010, regarding the situation in the Gulf of Mexico. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The following statement was issued by the White House last night after Admiral

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Senate considers nomination of VADM Papp as 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard

Vice Admiral Robert J. Papp refers to his notes before answering a question during his Senate confirmation hearing to be named the 24th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard illustration from a photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk-Meyers.) Earlier today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation heard testimony

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