On stage

Adm. Papp discusses maritime strategic issues with Adm. Greenert and Gen. Amos

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp was joined by Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert to discuss maritime strategic issues during the WEST 2013 Luncheon Town Hall Address in San Diego, Calif. A main point of discussion during the event was the Commander-in-Chief’s strategic guidance that the U.S military “…will of necessity rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region.”


5 drug busts

5 drug busts + 2 months = $135 million of cocaine

What happened when a Coast Guard law enforcement detachment and medium endurance cutter teamed up with a U.S. Navy frigate and Customs and Border Protection? A total of 168 bales of cocaine, worth more than $135 million, never made it […]


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Adm. Papp makes adjustments to Coast Guard forces in Alaska

This post is last in a series about Adm. Bob Papp’s visit last week to Alaska and the Arctic. While America is a maritime nation, Alaska is one of its most maritime states. The waters here are legendary for their […]


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Recapitalization of the fleet

During Haiti relief operations this past January, 10 of the 12 assigned Coast Guard cutters, or 83 percent, suffered significant mechanical problems that impeded their ability to respond to the catastrophic aftermath of the earthquake. Three had to suspend relief […]


itCG – Innovation Expo, new cutter class, rescue swimmer training facility, inspiring students

YouTube DoDLive Yesterday, the Coast Guard launched the 2009 Innovation Expo in Virginia Beach. The three-day conference is the ninth that the Coast Guard has held and brings together Guardian innovators and private sector representatives interested in helping the Coast […]