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Coast Guard Commandant cycles for service: We all ride the same road

It was a chilly morning to start the Face of America bicycle ride in Arlington, Virginia when Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft motioned toward nearly 150 disabled cyclists and addressed the gathered crowd, “If you don’t know what TEAM stands for it’s ‘The Exceptional Athlete Matters” and, if you look toward the veterans who are determined to ride 110 miles, you’ll see our exceptional athletes. We’re all going to finish together and this is going to be an awesome ride.”

Coast Guard team rides for wounded veterans in Face of America bicycle ride

An active lifestyle is vital for resiliency and longevity, making fitness important to active duty personnel and America’s more than 20 million veterans, particularly those re-establishing active lifestyles after having suffered a traumatic injury or service-connected disability. In support of these veterans, Coast Guard’s cycling group, TEAM Coast Guard 1790, doubled their commitment to World TEAM Sports’ 12th annual Face of America charity bicycle ride, which raises awareness for those who have been disabled while serving their country.

Coast Guardsmen take on elements to support wounded warriors

With contributions from Lt. Cmdr. Fritz Kuebler. Torrential rain and 30-knot winds sounds like the perfect recipe for a search and rescue case but 20 Coast Guard men and women recently found themselves braving the elements on a mission of […]