The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, a National Security Cutter, prepares to tie up, June 2, 2017, at its homeport in Charleston, S.C. The Hamilton crew returned from a three-month interagency patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and also participated in Fleet Week in New York. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto

Prioritizing recapitalization of Coast Guard assets

Recapitalization. It’s a word that gets used regularly in the Coast Guard, but what does it really mean for the service? By prioritizing recapitalization, the Coast Guard is ensuring that it will receive the appropriate assets and systems necessary to successfully meet today’s demands and is laying the framework for continued efforts to replace and enhance the fleet in the decades to come.

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Adm. Papp discusses cutter topics at Surface Navy Association’s Symposium

Addressing a crowd, including both Coast Guard cuttermen and Navy surface warfare officers, the Commandant described how maritime countries have shown an increasing emphasis on a “maritime governance” approach using law enforcement authorities in contrast to the traditional Mahanian “control of the sea” approach to ensure safety, security and prosperity.

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., […]


Coast Guard takes possession of Stratton

This morning, the Coast Guard took another important step in recapitalizing America’s cutter fleet. Stratton, the third of eight planned national security cutters, was handed over to Capt. Charles Cashin in an “in-commission special” ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss. He and […]

CGC Bertholf

Crises highlight need to continue service recapitalization

The following blog was posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. As Hurricane Irene strikes the eastern seaboard this weekend, your Coast Guard is already responding to help those in need. We remain […]

Adm. Bob Papp

Adm. Papp: One year and on track

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to see first-hand many areas devastated by Mississippi River flooding. I also got to see Coast Guard men and women in action, engaging their unique skills, authorities and capabilities to protect people who have been impacted by these rising waters. It was reminiscent of last summer when I began my term and we were embroiled in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup.

Adm. Bob Papp

Coast Guard update to the Surface Naval Association

Yesterday, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provided a Coast Guard update to the 23rd annual symposium of the Surface Naval Association. In his speech, Adm. Papp provided attendees a snapshot of the Coast Guard’s major cutter fleet and efforts […]

Fast Response Cutter

Recapitalization: The Fast Response Cutter

For more than two centuries, Coast Guard Cutters have patrolled America’s waterways, executing the service’s missions. In the coming months, the service will welcome a new generation of patrol boat to the fleet in the form of the Sentinel-class Fast […]

Ocean Sentry delivery

Air Station Miami welcomes the Ocean Sentry

The Coast Guard’s District 7 executes missions in an immense area stretching over 1.8 million square miles. As of this month, Coast Guard aviators have a new aircraft to fly those two million square miles – the HC-144A Ocean Sentry. […]