Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp speaks at the 2014 State of the Coast Guard Address in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

This is Our Way

“Our Way” is proficiency in craft, proficiency in leadership, and disciplined initiative. You will see it among our heroes from that long blue line of Coast Guard men and women who have served our country almost since its inception. You also see it everywhere today, embodied by several special guests who joined me for the Address from throughout our Service. Indeed, important things like proficiency remain the same, despite change.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp meets with Mr. Barry Woods, Chairman Crosshaven Lifeboat Station (right), aboard a lifeboat manned by members of the Crosshaven Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Ireland, Nov. 18, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis.

Adm.Papp visits Emerald Isle partners

Ireland has a coast guard with a more focused mission, search and rescue. Their singular-mission focus has helped foster improved maritime safety and the Commandant saw several examples during his visit with the Irish Coast Guard.

National Security Cutter Hamilton featured image.

Building the national security cutter: Christening

During a ceremony this weekend, Alexander Hamilton, the service’s fourth national security cutter, was christened. This christening marks a significant step in the Hamilton becoming an official Coast Guard cutter.

National Coast Guard Museum - artist rendition

Adm. Papp participates in unveiling of proposed National Coast Guard Museum

Last week, Admiral Papp attended an announcement by the City of New London, Conn., and the National Coast Guard Museum Association to formally unveil the design and location for the proposed National Coast Guard Museum.

There’s no place like home… for the holidays

With the holiday season upon us and families preparing for the festivities, we would like to take a moment to pay tribute to the men and women of the Coast Guard and Armed Services who will spend this holiday season […]

Adm. Papp with Coast Guard Cutter Washington crewmembers

Adm. Papp thanks Navy helicopter squadron and visits Coast Guardsmen in Guam

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp addressed Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 – the Island Knights – in Guam last week, thanking them for their outstanding support of Coast Guard search and rescue operations. The Coast Guard has no helicopters stationed in Guam and has relied upon HSC-25 since its formation in 1984 for airlift assistance with both maritime and over-land search and rescue.

Vessel Traffic Information System demonstration

To Europe & Far East: Adm. Papp continues international trip with stop in Singapore

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp continued his outreach trip last week with an official visit to Singapore to meet with international partner agencies and Coast Guardsmen stationed there. This visit provided insights into the challenges faced by the Port of Singapore, the busiest port in the world as measured by vessel arrival tonnage, and further strengthened ties between the Coast Guard and Singapore.

ADM Papp aboard CGC Aquidneck

Adm. Papp spends Thanksgiving in Bahrain with Coast Guardsmen, meets with U.S. and Bahraini officials

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp visited Bahrain last week, the second leg of a series of official visits to meet with partner organizations and Coast Guardsmen stationed or deployed overseas.

Adm. Papp visits Malta

Adm. Papp visits international partners in Malta

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp visited Malta last week, kicking off an international trip to meet with partner organizations and visit Coast Guard personnel stationed or deployed overseas. This visit further strengthened ties between the Coast Guard and Malta and underscored many areas of mutual interest.

Rescue of Elle

AMVER in action

Four sailors started the North American Rally to the Caribbean in the 46-foot sailboat Elle, but ended the race in Bermuda aboard a 387-foot container ship. The sailors were racing from Newport, Mass., to Bermuda in November 2011 when their sailboat lost steering 160 miles north of Bermuda. Rescue authorities in Bermuda received the distress call as the boat was tossed about in gale force winds.

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