Class of 2015

Class of 2015: ‘We are ready’

As 217 cadets in the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2015 swore the oath of office in the presence of their commander in chief, they set their course to ensure their names would be etched in the annals of history.


Focus on the Western Hemisphere: A network approach

Federal agencies and international partners are working tirelessly in the United States and abroad to combat Transnational Organized Crime networks. These efforts have been instrumental in eradicating production facilities and controlling the purchase of precursor chemicals used to make drugs; interrupting mobility corridors when illegal narcotics are being moved to stockpile locations; and integrating efforts to disrupt drug shipments and the distribution chain to impact the network itself.

Coast Guard units encouraged to participate in 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War

Coast Guard units at all levels have the opportunity to participate in the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War by becoming Commemorative Partners. This experience can provide a meaningful link between present-day service members and those who served in the past – especially for units that deployed or otherwise supported the Vietnam War.

President Barack Obama, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Bob Papp.

Coast Guard Day message from President Obama

For the past several years, the Coast Guard has shared it’s birthday with the Commander in Chief and President Barack Obama has taken some time from his own celebration to recognize our Service and send greetings to those who celebrate the anniversary of the Nation’s oldest continuous naval service.

Coast Guardsmen get holiday call from President Obama

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson. Two deployed Coast Guardsmen received a special holiday phone call on Christmas morning from President Barack Obama. Petty Officer 1st Class Gilbert Zepeda and Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek W. Weatherly, both currently […]

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 […]

Admiral Bob Papp and Coast Guard Foundation president Anne Brengle

The force behind the force: Lifelines

As a ship captain, you quickly learn when the sky darkens and the seas get rough to have extra life lines rigged fore and aft for crew members that may need to venture out on the weather decks during the storm. If they fall, they will land between the life lines – not overboard. For more than forty years, the Coast Guard Foundation has been the life line for Coast Guard men, women and their families.

President Obama addresses the Class of 2011

President Obama addresses the Class of 2011

UPDATE: Click here to watch President Barack Obama’s commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2011. Today, President Barack Obama welcomed the Coast Guard’s newest officers into the corps, saluting their achievements and inspiring them in service to […]

Admiral Allen briefs President Obama on Deepwater Horizon operations

The following statement was issued by the White House last night after Admiral Allen briefed President Obama on the response to the explosion, fire and sinking of the oil rig platform Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast […]

Senate considers nomination of VADM Papp as 24th Commandant of the Coast Guard

Earlier today, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation heard testimony from Vice Admiral Robert J. Papp, President Obama’s nominee to be the 24th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. The Committee is expected to vote on Papp’s nomination on […]

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