Benefits to be “Thankful” for

It is by the support of our service, our members, our families, and our nation we remain Semper Paratus.


Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MK1 Ryan Swartz

With holidays fast approaching, many Coast Guard service members will be carving turkeys, shopping for holiday gifts, visiting family and…

…deploying for disaster response?

Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Swartz and his team are working to assist the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its citizens by working to get their vessels out of the water in order to mitigate pollution to the environment.


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft dines with Coast Guard members during a Thanksgiving meal. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

Thankful for our United States Coast Guard

Written by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft As families, friends and loved ones join together to give thanks, my wife Fran and I are honored to share this Thanksgiving tradition with deployed service members. Nearly 400 years after the […]


Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Roasted Turkey

Preparing a turkey for friends and family can seem intimidating but our Coast Guard culinary specialists have broken down how to make a roasted turkey that can be shared during Military Family Appreciation Month and/or Thanksgiving. Enjoy!


Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Wild mushroom, walnut and sausage dressing

There’s nothing better that goes with a Thanksgiving turkey than stuffing. Here’s a Coast Guard take on stuffing to make for your family and friends this Thanksgiving and/or Military Family Month celebrations.


Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving Slaw

While you’re planning your menus for Thanksgiving, take a look at what our Coast Guard culinary specialists whipping up for the holidays. This is perfect for sharing with friends and family during Military Family Month, too!


Coast Guard Thanksgiving: Maple Bacon Baked Brie

Throughout the month of November, we are sharing a series of recipes prepared by Coast Guard culinary specialists in Petaluma, California. These are perfect for sharing with family and friends as we celebrate Military Family Appreciation Month and Thanksgiving.


Year of Gratitude

Fran and I are fortunate to celebrate this Thanksgiving with 200 members of our Coast Guard, including the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, Port Security Unit 307 and those deployed with Aviation Detachment Guantanamo Bay. Like many American families, the food service specialists here spent time preparing a meal that signifies the blessings our Nation offers – liberty, peace and the bounty of prosperity and opportunity.


Coast Guard Family Month: Cadets new “families” at Thanksgiving

Like other military members, Coast Guard Academy cadets are often far away from their family during their intense four-year academic journey. Some cadets are even from outside of the U.S. This is why the camaraderie is strong between cadets, and why the families that surround the Academy are so important. Many cadets that live close to the Academy will take friends home for weekends and holidays by the vanload, and Academy staff and local community members also open their homes to cadets, which helps ease homesickness for those cadets that are unable to spend holidays with their own families. Read a couple of cadets’ thoughts about this new take on “family.”


From the Homefront: Thanksgiving recipes and tips from the experts

Thanksgiving; the time of year when stretchy pants make the best dinner pants! Next week at this time, food will be on everyone’s minds and plates! Not sure of your own cooking abilities for this year’s feast? Well never fear, Coast Guard food service specialists share some tips for feeding a large crowd! And if you haven’t planned your own menu yet, make sure to check out the recipes included in this post if you want to take your culinary skills to the next level.


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