Coast Guard to commission sixth National Security Cutter in Seattle to honor local World War II hero

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard will hold a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, the military service’s newest National Security Cutter (NSC), Saturday. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft will preside over the ceremony, accepting the sixth NSC into the military service’s fleet. The commissioning of a cutter is a time-honored...

Coast Guard to honor Dr. Olivia Hooker in historic building renaming ceremony

Coast Guard to honor Dr. Olivia Hooker in historic building renaming ceremony
Dr. Olivia Hooker addresses an audience at a Women’s History Month celebration in Manhattan’s Federal Hall on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie NEW YORK – Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft is scheduled to preside over a ceremony to officially rename the Coast Guard Sector New York Galley in honor Dr. Olivia Hooker,...

Video – Coast Guard Commandant and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Holiday Greetings

Video - Coast Guard Commandant and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Holiday Greetings
Fran and I extend a heartfelt seasons greetings to our Coast Guard family around the world. We are especially grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of those Coast Guard men and women – and all members of the Armed Forces – who stand the watch. We were honored to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with our men and women stationed at Patrol Forces Southwest Asia and saw firsthand those who place...

Coast Guard Pacific Area receives new commander

Coast Guard Pacific Area receives new commander
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., April 22, 2014. “This is not a transition, this is a continuity of leadership,” said Zukunft. “Just as the ceremony we observe today is a continuity of leadership,...

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp to deliver the annual State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp to deliver the annual State of the Coast Guard Address
WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp will deliver the 2014 State of the Coast Guard Address Feb. 26, 2014, in the Cdr. Raymond J. “Ray” Evans Conference Center at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The State of the Coast Guard Address is an annual speech delivered by the commandant to provide a current overview of the service and to outline his priorities...

Coast Guard Commandant Details Arctic Security Issues

Coast Guard Commandant Details Arctic Security Issues
By Karen Parrish – American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON – At a recent conference, a Defense Department participant said the Arctic doesn’t represent a security threat for at least the next decade, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. said last week. “The Coast Guard has … a much wider aperture,” he added. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Commandant says Coast Guard’s Wide-ranging Mission Set Increasing

Commandant says Coast Guard’s Wide-ranging Mission Set Increasing
By Karen Parrish – American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, – If something touches the nation’s waters, the “multi-mission” Coast Guard probably has some responsibility for it, according to that service’s only four-star officer. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. told the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service the complex mission set has evolved over the service’s...

Happy 71st Anniversary to the Coast Guard Reserve

Adm. Bob Papp, Coast Guard Commandant and Master Chief Mark Allen, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force announce the 71st anniversary of the Coast Guard Reserve, Feb. 19, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard video by Telfair Brown, Sr. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });

Video – Coast Guard Commandant Norwich Bulletin Interview

Norwich, CT – Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp visited his hometown of Norwich, Connecticut today and took time out of his busy schedule to sit down with the editorial staff of the Norwich Bulletin. Admiral Papp, who delivered the Bulletin for 6 years in his youth , discussed the Coast Guards role in the war on terror, the challenges facing the service as it struggles to accomplish...