Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft dines with Coast Guard members during a Thanksgiving meal. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

Thankful for our United States Coast Guard

Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft As families, friends and loved ones join together to give thanks, my wife Fran and I are honored to share this Thanksgiving tradition with deployed service members. Nearly 400 years after the […]


Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Dessert: Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

Pumpkin pie is great but sometimes it’s nice to try new variations on pumpkin desserts. We’ve already shared with you recipes for an appetizer, salad, side dish and how to roast and slice a turkey. Now it’s time for dessert. Impress your family and friends this Thanksgiving with this pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake with salted caramel sauce that our culinary specialists have beautifully demonstrated for us. Happy Thanksgiving!


Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations Vice Adm. Charles Ray congratulates Petty Officer 1st Class Walter Kendall upon receiving the Coast Guard Foundation's National Award for Heroism at the 37th Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard in New York City, Oct. 5, 2017. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Petty Officer 1st Class Walter Kendall, Auxiliarists Robert and Patti Brody

The 37th Annual Salute to the Coast Guard was held Oct. 5, 2017 in New York City, to honor Coast Guard heroics from around the country. The evening honored Petty Officer 1st Class Walter Kendall, a boatswains mate at Coast Guard Station Erie, and Coast Guard Auxiliarists Robert and Patti Brody of Coast Guard Station Rochester who received the Foundation’s National Award for Heroism.


Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Roasted Turkey

Preparing a turkey for friends and family can seem intimidating but our Coast Guard culinary specialists have broken down how to make a roasted turkey that can be shared during Military Family Appreciation Month and/or Thanksgiving. Enjoy!


Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Wild mushroom, walnut and sausage dressing

There’s nothing better that goes with a Thanksgiving turkey than stuffing. Here’s a Coast Guard take on stuffing to make for your family and friends this Thanksgiving and/or Military Family Month celebrations.


Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Slaw

While you’re planning your menus for Thanksgiving, take a look at what our Coast Guard culinary specialists whipping up for the holidays. This is perfect for sharing with friends and family during Military Family Month, too!


Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Maple Bacon Baked Brie

Throughout the month of November, we are sharing a series of recipes prepared by Coast Guard culinary specialists in Petaluma, California. These are perfect for sharing with family and friends as we celebrate Military Family Appreciation Month and Thanksgiving.


U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Francisco Muniz Valle, chaplain of Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, provides religious services to U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltroter Squadron 264 at Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Oct. 8, 2017. Muniz Valle provided religious services and counseling to Marines and Sailors from VMM-264, deployed to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria response and recovery efforts from their home at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Kyle Niemi.

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Coast Guard chaplains during 2017 hurricane season

Day in and day out, rain or shine, Coast Guard chaplains are ready and there to walk through the physical, emotional, and spiritual storms people face with a ministry of presence. Chaplains from across the country, particularly from the Coast Guard’s 7th and 8th Districts provided support to Coast Guard families evacuated and displaced by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria during the 2017 hurricane season. Coast Guard chaplains live by the saying, “Where it matters, when it matters, with what matters.”


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Petty Officer 1st Class Angel Leott, Debra Owens

Petty Officer 1st Class Angel Leott and Debra Owens were selected for the Technology Rising Star Award, granted to individuals who help shape technology for the future, during the 22nd Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Conference.


A week at the pitch with Coast Guard Rugby

By sheer number of personnel, the Coast Guard is diminutive compared to the other U.S. Armed Forces; however, we maintain a reputation of never backing down and always being able to punch above our weight class. Nowhere was this more evident than when Coast Guard Rugby came together this summer for the Armed Forces Rugby Tournament.


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