First Lady welcomes Coast Guard's newest cutter

First Lady welcomes newest cutter

Perhaps there is no better way to close out Women’s History Month than by welcoming the Coast Guard’s newest cutter – a cutter honoring the legacy of Capt. Dorothy Stratton. Earning the title “Coast Guard Cutter,” today marked the beginning of the […]


Coast Guard Cutter Stratton's flight deck

Stratton is latest in line of Coast Guard vessels to protect and secure

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp observed the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton exercise its state-of-the-art homeland security capabilities as the ship sailed in the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Md., […]


President Obama’s birthday message to the Coast Guard

UPDATE: Paragraph one has been corrected to reflect that the Stratton will be the third of eight planned national security cutters and not the fifth. President Obama has a special relationship with the Coast Guard. In addition to being our […]


SPARs – In Service and In Spirit

In memory of Eleanor Pavkovic Fabyan, 1925-2010 Last week’s christening of the Coast Guard’s newest National Security Cutter, Stratton, was quite a celebration for the SPARs, the first women to be admitted into the Coast Guard. It was an event […]


First Lady makes history as a Coast Guard ‘first’

Capt. Dorothy Stratton has captured the attention of many people since her inception as the first female in the Coast Guard in 1942, but I wonder if she ever thought the list would include the First Lady of the United […]


The Dorothy Stratton legend lives on

While the christening of any cutter is of particular interest to the Coast Guard, this Friday’s christening of the service’s newest National Security Cutter is an especially proud moment for any woman who has ever donned Coast Guard blue. First Lady Michelle […]


itCG – Innovation Expo, pirates repelled, First Lady honors women vets, Guardians in the community

[youtube iAXn55RdMAU] The Ninth Coast Guard Innovation Expo wraps up today. Yesterday’s focus was on harnessing the power of Guardian innovators. While the private sector can be a powerful force for progress, some of the best ideas come from right […]


Guardian of the Week- The Coast Guard Families

On Fridays we are going to be featuring a Coast Guard hero, the “Guardian of the Week”. This will be someone who has done something that makes them stand out, saving a life, a great achievement in their field, doing […]