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Adm. Papp testifies at US House committee meetings

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provided oral testimony before two U.S. House of Representatives subcommittees yesterday on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request. In the morning, the Commandant testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security and in the afternoon testified along with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael P. Leavitt before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation.


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Responding in the aftermath of a disaster: The Surge Capacity Force

The size and impact of Hurricane Sandy will be remembered for years to come and the significance of the storm will not be lost to the Coast Guard civilian volunteers who were part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Surge Capacity Force. Following Hurricane Katrina, a need was recognized for the federal government to be more responsive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Thus, the surge capacity force was created.


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Shipmate of the Week – LCDR Scott Peterein

Written by Capt. Stuart Merrill. The Constitution states “[n]o money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.” For more than 220 years, the U.S. Coast Guard has executed its missions using the funds […]


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Celebrating 9 years of DHS

Posted on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. I am delighted to congratulate the Department of Homeland Security on its ninth anniversary. Today, DHS continues exceptional work to protect the United States. I join with all Coast Guard […]


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Remembering 9/11: Adm. James Loy

In remembrance of the 9/11 attacks, Coast Guard Compass interviewed Adm. James Loy, 21st commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. As commandant during the 9/11 attacks, part of the transition team that launched the Department of Homeland Security and a […]


Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish joined police, fire and environmental protection officials from the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in an exercise aimed at protecting the island of Manhattan from a potential terrorist attack by water. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Annie R. Berlin.

Coast Guard stops mock dirty bomb from entering New York City

Later this year, America will observe the 10th anniversary of the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks. The events of that day forever changed the way the Coast Guard conducts its missions and ushered in a new era of cooperation between law […]


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Vice Commandant, Government officials tour North Slope of Alaska

We have written before about the changing conditions in the Arctic, the difficulties presented by its vast expanse and its unforgiving climate. The magnitude and relevance of those challenges to maritime safety, environmental protection and U.S. sovereignty were highlighted by […]


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See Something, Say Something

As the busy holiday weekend kicks off and millions of Americans hit the water, roads and railways, this is a good time to remember that we all play a role in national security. Today, the Department of Homeland Security launched […]


Admiral Allen briefs President Obama on Deepwater Horizon operations

The following statement was issued by the White House last night after Admiral Allen briefed President Obama on the response to the explosion, fire and sinking of the oil rig platform Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast […]


Happy Birthday DHS

Today marks the seven-year anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security. On March 1, 2003, 22 federal agencies and offices – including the U.S. Coast Guard, joined together to form DHS with the mission to secure the nation from the […]


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