Recapitalization. It’s a word that gets used regularly in the Coast Guard, but what does it really mean for the service? By prioritizing recapitalization, the Coast Guard is ensuring that it will receive the appropriate assets and systems necessary to successfully meet today’s demands and is laying the framework for continued efforts to replace and enhance the fleet in the decades to come.
Addressing a crowd, including both Coast Guard cuttermen and Navy surface warfare officers, the Commandant described how maritime countries have shown an increasing emphasis on a “maritime governance” approach using law enforcement authorities in contrast to the traditional Mahanian “control of the sea” approach to ensure safety, security and prosperity.
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
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
Irwin Edenzon, president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and Rear Adm. John Korn, assistant commandant for acquisition, sign the key to Stratton at an in-commission special ceremony, Sept. 2, 2011. Stratton is the third national security cutter to be delivered to the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Ranel. This
The following blog was posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, homeported at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., arrives in San Francisco, as the Coast Guard’s first National Security Cutter. The new cutters will replace the aging 378-foot cutters as the Coast
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to see first-hand many areas devastated by Mississippi River flooding. I also got to see Coast Guard men and women in action, engaging their unique skills, authorities and capabilities to protect people who have been impacted by these rising waters. It was reminiscent of last summer when I began my term and we were embroiled in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup.
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp speaks at the 23rd annual national symposium of the Surface Naval Association. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Yesterday, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provided a Coast Guard update to the 23rd annual symposium of the Surface Naval Association. In his speech, Adm.
For more than two centuries, Coast Guard Cutters have patrolled America’s waterways, executing the service’s missions. In the coming months, the service will welcome a new generation of patrol boat to the fleet in the form of the Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC). The lead Sentinel-class FRC, the Bernard C. Webber, under construction at Bollinger
Air Station Miami’s Commanding Officer, CAPT Rick Kenin (left), along with the Executive Officer, CDR Mori Andrews (far right) and the Aviation Engineering Officer, CDR Ed Parkinson (middle), greet LT Tavis McElheny following the arrival of Air Station Miami's first HC-144A. Photo Courtesy of Air Station Miami. The Coast Guard’s District 7 executes missions in