Coast Guard holds commissioning ceremony for its newest National Security Cutter, Stratton

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard placed the country’s newest National Security Cutter, the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, into service during a formal ceremony on Coast Guard Island, in Alameda, Saturday. First Lady Michelle Obama joined in the ceremony as the Stratton’s official sponsor, alongside Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp and the Stratton’s commanding officer,...

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Tours Coast Guard’s Newest National Security Cutter

By Donna Miles ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Recognizing the importance of every possible U.S. national security asset, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff traveled here yesterday to get a personal tour of the newest Coast Guard national security cutter. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., landed by helicopter aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton as it transited...

Keel laid for Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, first lady Michelle Obama sponsors cutter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard and Northrop Grumman laid the keel for the future Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, the service’s third National Security Cutter, at 1 p.m. Monday at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding’s Gulf Coast shipyard, Pascagoula, Miss., ceremoniously marking the beginning of Stratton’s construction.