Commandant’s Coast Guard Day Message

Coast Guard Day provides a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the parallels between historical events and our current activities. The concept of a “Coast Guard” is a unique product of the American Revolution – a blend of previous naval and customs functions that ha never been assigned to a single entity. Two-hundred and nineteen years ago, Alexander Hamilton created a modest service...

Coast Guard Commandant Issues Publication 1

Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen released Coast Guard Publication 1,U.S. Coast Guard: America’s Maritime Guardian (Pub 1) today. The following is from the Letter of Promulgation. For over two centuries the U. S. Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation’s maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe. We protect the maritime economy and the environment,...

Video Update: Commandants State of the Coast Guard Address

Note: because of problems with the Pentagon Channel feed, we are posting the video from another source. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released video imagery Wednesday of Commandant, Adm. Thad Allen delivering his State of the Coast Guard address here at the National Press Club, Tuesday. In his address, Allen outlined the service’s goals and priorities for 2009, and addressed how demand...

State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen gave his annual State of the Coast Guard address at the National Press Club yesterday. Here, courtesy of The Pentagon Channel, is the 50 minute adddress.

Coast Guard Releases Modernization Video

Washington – The Coast Guard released a new video today to help explain why the Coast Guard must modernize, and the benefit of this critical effort. Concerning the “modernization” video, Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad W. Allen said, This video is important for two reasons. First, it communicates in a clear, concise fashion what we are tying to accomplish. Second, the message...

Memorial service for U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 air crew scheduled for Friday

HONOLULU – A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. Friday at Air Station Barbers Point in Ewa Beach for U.S. Coast Guard air crewmen aboard an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter that crashed Sept. 4. The service will be held in the hangar for three members who lost their lives in the accident and one crew member who remains missing at sea. Family members of the air crew members have asked that...

Admiral Allen’s Blue Tsunami

Art Pine has a look at the Admiral Thad Allen in the August issue of Proceedings, the journal of the U.S. Naval Institute. For those of us who have an interest in the Coast Guard and its future, it offers an insight into the current leader and where he plans on taking the service. The Coast Guard’s dynamic, no-nonsense Commandant is roiling the waters at Headquarters off Buzzard Point. Can he...