Coast Guard Barque Eagle hosts 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal event

Members of the public wait in line to tour the Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle hosted by the crew in Alexandria, Virginia, Sept. 6, 2017. The Eagle and crew arrived in Alexandria on Labor Day for the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough.

Members of the public wait in line to tour the Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle hosted by the crew in Alexandria, Virginia, Sept. 6, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle and crew hosted Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and other distinguished guests during a reception aboard the ship Tuesday for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal in downtown Alexandria.

The Eagle and crew arrived in Alexandria on Labor Day to celebrate the anniversary and complete training for 101 officer candidates aboard for the Fall Officer Candidate School Cruise.

The Eagle crew and the officer candidates provided tours for the public this week. Thursday will be last day the public can tour the ship from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Eagle and crew will depart Alexandria Friday and head to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, where the ship will enter dry dock and undergo a Service Life Extension Project.

Distinguished guests in attendance at the 75th anniversary reception included Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, and Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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