Tag: Thanksgiving

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MK1 Ryan Swartz

With holidays fast approaching, many Coast Guard service members will be carving turkeys, shopping for holiday gifts, visiting family and…

…deploying for disaster response?

Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Swartz and his team are working to assist the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its citizens by working to get their vessels out of the water in order to mitigate pollution to the environment.

Thankful for our United States Coast Guard

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft dines with Coast Guard members during a Thanksgiving meal. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft dines with Coast Guard members assigned to Patrol Forces Southwest Asia during Thanksgiving. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley. Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft As families, friends and loved ones join together to give thanks, my wife Fran and I are honored

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Year of Gratitude

Fran and I are fortunate to celebrate this Thanksgiving with 200 members of our Coast Guard, including the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, Port Security Unit 307 and those deployed with Aviation Detachment Guantanamo Bay. Like many American families, the food service specialists here spent time preparing a meal that signifies the blessings our Nation offers – liberty, peace and the bounty of prosperity and opportunity.

Coast Guard Family Month: Cadets new “families” at Thanksgiving

Like other military members, Coast Guard Academy cadets are often far away from their family during their intense four-year academic journey. Some cadets are even from outside of the U.S. This is why the camaraderie is strong between cadets, and why the families that surround the Academy are so important. Many cadets that live close to the Academy will take friends home for weekends and holidays by the vanload, and Academy staff and local community members also open their homes to cadets, which helps ease homesickness for those cadets that are unable to spend holidays with their own families. Read a couple of cadets’ thoughts about this new take on “family.”