Adm. Zukunft assumes command of Coast Guard

Adm. Zukunft assumes command of Coast Guard
WASHINGTON – Adm. Paul F. Zukunft assumed command as the 25th commandant of the Coast Guard today, relieving Adm. Bob Papp during a military ceremony at the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building. “Adm. Papp’s leadership and resolve have left an indelible mark on the service,” said Zukunft. “The Coast Guard is more proficient, more capable and more resilient due to his contributions...

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivers State of the Coast Guard Address

WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivered the 2013 State of the Coast Guard Address at the National Defense University at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., Wednesday. The Commandant highlighted the Coast Guard’s response to Hurricane Sandy, emphasizing the preparedness of Coast Guard Captains of the Ports working with U.S. Department of Homeland Security components...

Coast Guard honors servicemember’s sacrifice

Coast Guard honors servicemember's sacrifice
CAPE MAY, N.J. – The Coast Guard dedicated staff barracks at its only enlisted basic training facility to a Coast Guardsman killed in action during a ceremony Tuesday at 11 a.m. Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, who graduated basic training here in 1999, was killed by suicide bombers during Operation Iraqi Freedom defending oil platforms off the Iraqi coast April 24, 2004. Officials at...

Admiral Papp Assumes Command of the United States Coast Guard

WASHINGTON – Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., assumed command as the 24th commandant of the Coast Guard today, relieving Adm. Thad W. Allen during a military ceremony at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D. C.

Admiral Papp Receives Naval War College Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award

NEWPORT, R.I. – Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., of the United States Coast Guard, accepted the 2010 Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award from the Naval War College (NWC) during a ceremony held at the Washington Navy Yard on May 6.

Video – Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen on the Gulf Oil Spill

In this video, Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, talks to Fox News’ Senior White House Correspondent Major Garrett about the government response and the current situation concerning the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Coast Guard Reactivates Polar Star

Seattle – The Coast Guard reactivated the 34 year-old Polar Class Icebreaker Polar Sea on Wednesday. The ship is scheduled to undergo an extensive overhaul at Todd Shipyard with the goal of being ready to put to sea in 2013.

President Obama to Nominate Vice Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., as Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard

Washington – President Obama intends to nominate Vice Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., as Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Vice Admiral Papp would relieve Admiral Thad Allen in May 2010.

Commandant and Secretary Napolitano honor Coast Guard veterans

They gathered today in a cold rain at Arlington Cemetery to remember our fallen Guardians.   They met, as they do every year, on Coast Guard Hill, where many of the heroes and leaders of the Coast Guard have been laid to rest.