Category Archives: U.S. Coast Guard

Atlantic Council Argues For NATO Naval Force in Black Sea, Coordination In Arctic

Atlantic Council Argues For NATO Naval Force in Black Sea, Coordination In Arctic

U.S. Marines from India Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment participate in an amphibious landing exercise in Ustka, Poland, during BALTOPS 2016. US Navy photo.

U.S. Marines from India Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment participate in an amphibious landing exercise in Ustka, Poland, during the NATO exercise BALTOPS 2016. US Navy photo.

NATO members must increase the alliance’s military capabilities, position additional forces in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, establish a maritime force in the Black Sea and bolster its presence in the Arctic, all to counter Russia’s growing military strength and increasingly belligerent behavior toward its neighbors, the Atlantic Council said in a new report. Read More

Zukunft: Coast Guard Welcomes Whole-Of-Government Intelligence, Collaboration

Zukunft: Coast Guard Welcomes Whole-Of-Government Intelligence, Collaboration

The U. S. Coast Guard's first national security cutter took to the sea on Friday, operating in concert with the service's new maritime patrol aircraft, the Ocean Sentry HC-144A, and a newly re-engined MH-65C helicopter. US Coast Guard photo.

The U. S. Coast Guard’s first national security cutter took to the sea on Friday, operating in concert with the service’s new maritime patrol aircraft, the Ocean Sentry HC-144A, and a newly re-engined MH-65C helicopter. US Coast Guard photo.

The Coast Guard’s current success in its drug and human trafficking missions, as well as future success in its heavy icebreaker program, rest in a whole-of-government approach, the commandant said earlier this week. Read More

Zukunft: Arctic Coast Guard Forum Supports Positive Relationship With Russian Counterpart

Zukunft: Arctic Coast Guard Forum Supports Positive Relationship With Russian Counterpart

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft joins leaders representing all eight coast guard agencies of the Arctic nations to sign a Joint Statement officially establishing the Arctic Coast Guard Forum at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Oct. 30, 2015. US Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft joins leaders representing all eight coast guard agencies of the Arctic nations to sign a Joint Statement officially establishing the Arctic Coast Guard Forum at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Oct. 30, 2015. US Coast Guard photo.

The United States Coast Guard and its Russian counterparts have maintained a productive, transparent dialogue regarding Arctic operations and concerns about growing human activity in the region, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft said today. Read More

Coast Guard Adm. Michel Promoted As Vice Commandant Billet Becomes A Four-Star Job

Coast Guard Adm. Michel Promoted As Vice Commandant Billet Becomes A Four-Star Job

Adm. Paul Zukunft (right), commandant of the Coast Guard, administers the oath of office to Adm. Charles Michel, vice commandant of the Coast Guard at the conclusion of a ceremony at the Douglas Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2016. US Coast Guard photo. Following passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015, the president nominated Michel for promotion from vice admiral to admiral to align the Coast Guard’s leadership structure to that of the other armed services. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Kyle Niemi

Adm. Paul Zukunft (right), commandant of the Coast Guard, administers the oath of office to Adm. Charles Michel, vice commandant of the Coast Guard, as his wife, Claudia Michel, watches during a ceremony at the Douglas Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2016. US Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Charles Michel was promoted to the rank of admiral on Wednesday, giving the Coast Guard two four-stars atop the chain of command just like the rest of the services. Read More