What happened at NACON 2016

The National Coast Guard Auxiliary Conference was recently held in Phoenix. This was a time for more than 300 Coast Guard auxiliary, active duty, reserve and civilian members to come together to discuss not only the mission, but fellowship together as well. The Commandant and other senior leaders attended the conference to thank the auxiliary for volunteering their time and skills, to praise them for their successes, and to provide direction for the next year. Read more to find out more about what happened at NACON 2016!


From the Commandant: Potential lapse in appropriation

By now, you have seen Secretary Johnson’s email regarding the possibility of a lapse in the Department of Homeland Security’s Fiscal Year 2015 appropriation. Should a lapse in appropriation occur this Friday…


From the Homefront: A sit down with Fran DeNinno

Fran DeNinno, the wife of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft, had a quick learning curve about Coast Guard life when she got married 24 years ago. Her upcoming wedding was scheduled, honeymoon paid for and her fiancé’s ship’s schedule got moved up.


Adm. Bob Papp, 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard, delivers his first State of the Coast Guard Address at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., on February 10, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Bob Papp delivers State of the Coast Guard address

Earlier today, Admiral Bob Papp, 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard, delivered his first state of the Coast Guard speech at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. During his speech, Papp painted a determined picture of the state of […]


President Obama

President Obama wishes Coast Guard happy birthday

Today is a special day for our nation. As the Coast Guard celebrates its birthday, so does the President of the United States, Barack Obama. The President honored the Coast Guard men and women stationed across the Gulf Coast, the […]


Commandant’s Coast Guard Day Message

Shipmates, today, as it is our custom, we celebrate on the 4th day of August, the anniversary of the establishment of our Service. The creation of the Revenue Cutter Service closely followed the birth of our Nation. Two hundred and twenty years ago today, or only fourteen years after the date of the Declaration of Independence, President George Washington signed an act of the First Congress providing for the creation of the Revenue Cutter Service.


ADM Papp defines guiding principles

Last night, Admiral Papp laid out the principles by which he will guide the Coast Guard over the next four years in an all hands e-mail following up on themes he presented in his change of command address earlier this […]


Meet the new leadership team

This morning’s change of command marked the completion of the Coast Guard’s transition to a new leadership team which will guide the service over the next four years.  And, while much of the talk over the coming days and weeks […]


Guardian of the Week: Admiral Thad Allen

We’re bringing you the Guardian of the Week a few days early in recognition of the change of command ceremony that saw Admiral Robert Papp succeed Admiral Thad Allen as Commandant of the Coast Guard earlier today. Much has been […]


Admiral Robert Papp: 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard

Moments ago, Admiral Robert J. Papp assumed command of the United States Coast Guard in a change of command ceremony teeming with naval tradition. Upon relieving Admiral Thad Allen of his command, the new commandant wasted no time in sharing his vision […]


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