Coast Guard Commandant’s Message on the 224th Birthay of the U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Commandant's Message on the 224th Birthay of the U.S. Coast Guard
Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant, U. S. Coast Guard Today we celebrate the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard. We do so at a time when the Coast Guard is in greater demand than at any time in our history. The challenges faced by our Nation, especially in our own Hemisphere, present opportunities and new demands for our Service. This year Coast Guard forces are engaged in operations...

Barbecue, bicycling, art, tours mark Portsmouth Coast Guard City Celebration

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard and the City of Portsmouth celebrated the service’s 221st birthday and their long mutual history with a variety of events here that concluded Saturday. Included in the schedule of the Portsmouth Coast Guard City Celebration were the First Responders BBQ and Slaw Throwdown on Thursday, a Coast Guard Art and Aviation exhibit on Thursday and Friday, and a 100-mile...

Portsmouth celebrating Coast Guard’s birthday with events Friday and Saturday

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Events commemorating the Coast Guard’s 221st birthday continue Friday and Saturday in downtown Portsmouth. The City of Portsmouth was designated an official “Coast Guard City” in November 2009. As a Coast Guard City, Portsmouth began its celebration of the service’s birthday Thursday. Friday’s events will include the exhibit “Coast Guard Art &...

Happy 221st Birthday Coast Guard – Commandant’s Message

Shipmates, On August 4th we celebrate the 221st birthday of the U.S. Coast Guard. Our Service started as a vision of Alexander Hamilton who wrote, “a few armed vessels, judiciously stationed at the entrances of our ports, might at a small expense be made useful sentinels of the laws.” In 1790, President George Washington brought Hamilton’s vision to life when he signed an act of the...

Coast Guard to celebrate 221st birthday

CLEVELAND – Coast Guard men and women nationwide are making plans to celebrate the service’s 221st birthday Thursday in a variety of ways. This includes the 6,000 active-duty, reserve, auxiliary and civilian members of the 9th Coast Guard District’s 75 units throughout the Great Lakes region. Media interested in visiting Coast Guard units or interviewing Coast Guardsmen in their area should...

Commandants Coast Guard Day Message

Shipmates, Today, as it is our custom, we celebrate on the 4th day of August, the anniversary of the establishment of our Service.

HAPPY 220th Birthday Coast Guard!!

WASHINGTON, DC – Coast Guard Vice Commandant, Vice Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara sends out a Coast Guard Day message celebrating the Coast Guard’s 220th birthday on August 4, 2010.

City of Mobile, Ala. formally recognizes Coast Guard’s 220th year of service

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mayor of Mobile, Samuel L. Jones, formerly recognized the U.S. Coast Guard, Tuesday, as it celebrates 220 years of service to America.

U.S. Coast Guard to celebrate 220th birthday

BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guardsmen here and throughout the country will celebrate both the service’s 220th birthday and its rich and diverse history Wednesday.