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President Obama’s birthday message to the Coast Guard

President Obama's birthday message to the Coast Guard

Today, the Coast Guard celebrates 225 years of Service to Nation. As we celebrate this milestone anniversary, we also share our birthday with the commander in chief, President Barack Obama. We wish President Obama a happy 54th birthday and share with you his birthday letter to the Coast Guard as we celebrate Service to Nation – 225 years strong.

President Obama’s birthday message to the Coast Guard

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Today the Coast Guard celebrates 224 years of service to the nation. As we celebrate our anniversary, we also share our birthday with the commander in chief, President Barack Obama. We wish President Obama a happy 53rd birthday and share with you his birthday letter to the Coast Guard as we celebrate more than two centuries of honor, respect and devotion to duty.

5 facts you may not know about the Coast Guard at Normandy

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When the Allied Forces landed on Normandy Beach, the U.S. Coast Guard took part in the greatest amphibious operation the world had ever seen. On June 6, 1944, the Coast Guard joined the other U.S. military branches and Allied Forces in the operation code-named Overlord. As the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of D-Day, we bring you five facts you may not know about the Coast Guard at Normandy.

Coast Guardsmen get holiday call from President Obama

Petty Officer 3rd Class Emmanuel Atilano talks to President Barack Obama on the phone Thanksgiving morning. Obama called two Coast Guardsmen deployed to thank them for their service. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

It’s not every day a Coast Guardsman gets a call from the President, but today two members can say they did. President Obama called 10 members of the armed forces to thank them for their service to our nation and wish them a happy Thanksgiving.

Shipmate of the Week – YNC Rachel Washko

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This holiday season, a handful of Coast Guard members are diligently working on preparations for the 57th Presidential Inauguration, which is scheduled to take place Jan. 21, 2013. Eight Coast Guardsmen, four active duty and four reserve members, are assigned to the Joint Task Force – National Capital Region.

itCG – tugboat safely moored, POTUS maritime security operations, Holiday phone calls

VALDEZ, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station H-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew observes the tug Pathfinder in Prince William Sound Dec. 24, 2009. The tug Pathfinder went aground on Bligh Reef Wednesday evening creating a light grey or silver diesel sheen spanning an area approximately three miles long and 30 yards wide approximately one mile

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