Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp prepares to testify on drug interdiction operations on Captiol Hill April 29, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp testifies on drug interdiction efforts

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before a joint U.S. House of Representatives hearing yesterday with the Committee on House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation and the Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere.


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provides testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on March 12, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp testifies on Coast Guard budget request

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified yesterday before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request.


Sen. Landrieu

The spirit of Bertholf

Each year the Coast Guard presents the Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf Award to a member of Congress who exemplifies the spirit of Bertholf by making substantial contributions in support of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and enhances the ability of the service to carry out its missions. This year’s recipient is Sen. Mary Landrieu.


Adm. Papp

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.


Protecting America from threats delivered by sea

For more than 200 years the United States Coast Guard has served as America’s maritime first responder, protecting Americans on the sea, protecting America from threats delivered by sea and protecting the sea itself. Over the centuries and particularly in […]


President Obama proposes FY 2011 Coast Guard budget

Earlier this week, President Obama forwarded his Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 budget request to Congress. The Coast Guard portion of that budget calls for $10.08 billion. Click here to read Commandant Allen’s All Hands e-mail to the Coast Guard family […]


itCG – lost hunter located, emergency drill in Boston, Congress to recognize Rescue 1705

Guardians assisted in the search for a lost Michigan hunter yesterday. A helicopter deployed from Air Station Traverse City quickly located the hunter Monday morning after he was reported missing from camp overnight. Hunters are reminded to keep rapidly changing […]


itCG – Fallen Guardians honored, ADM Allen testifies, runaway vessel, medevac rescue

Thousands are using the Internet to honor the seven fallen Guardians lost this past weekend. A Facebook tribute page to the crew of “Rescue 1705” has in excess of 5,650 members. Meanwhile, thousands more have replaced their Facebook profile pictures […]


Admiral Allen to testify on National Ocean Policy

For well over two centuries, the Coast Guard has worked to safeguard our Nation and its citizens, to secure our maritime borders, and to serve as a responsible steward of our oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes. – Admiral […]


itCG-Congressman gets underway, gasoline spill, volunteer for the Auxiliary

Yesterday, Congressman Himes took the helm of a Coast Guard 41-foot utility boat as Captain Ronan, commander of Sector Long Island, gave him a personal tour of Long Island Sound. The Congressman was able to see first hand what Guardians […]


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