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Adm. Zukunft Testifies Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:07:10 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. At the heart of his testimony was the issue of capacity, as the Commandant shared the Coast Guard’s efforts to counter violence in Central America stemming from transnational organized crime networks. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Zukunft Holds Facebook Town Hall

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:33:17 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steven Cantrell answer questions during a Facebook town hall March 16, 2015.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. 

Adm. Zukunft Applauds Dr. Olivia Hooker During Ceremony at Sector New York

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:57:44 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft applauds Dr. Olivia Hooker during a ceremony to name the galley at Coast Guard Sector New York in her honor March 12, 2015. Hooker, the first African-American female to join the Coast Guard, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Zukunft Speaks at Major Cutter Commanding Officers Conference

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:20:17 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft speaks at the Major Cutter Commanding Officers Conference at the Coast Guard Academy March 4, 2015. Zukunft discussed readiness, leadership, training and cutter sustainment.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Zukunft Delivers 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:06:42 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivers the 2015 State of the Coast Guard Address at the Ray Evans Conference Center at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, Feb. 24, 2015. Zukunft laid out a framework to build a 21st Century Coast Guard capable of meeting the demands of today while preparing for increasingly complex threats in the future. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Zukunft Visits the San Ysidro Port of Entry

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:58:02 GMT


Port Director Sidney K. Aki meets with Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft during an inside look at operations at the largest land border crossing in the nation, the San Ysidro port of entry. Aki and Zukunft spoke about a unified approach to improve how to protect the homeland, including a recent interdiction that resulted in the detention of 13 smugglers.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Zukunft Visits The Coast Guard Lady

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:20:48 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft meets with The Coast Guard Lady, Lois Bouton, a Coast Guard SPAR, Auxiliarist and honorary Chief. This summer marked her 41st consecutive year of writing to U.S. Coast Guard men and women – more than 40,000 letters altogether.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Vice Adm. Neffenger Visits the Coast Guard Yard

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:59:44 GMT


Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger gets a first hand look at work being done at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Jan. 27, 2015. The Yard is the Coast Guard's sole shipbuilding and major repair facility.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. 

Adm. Zukunft and Adm. Greenert Discuss Current and Future Sea Service Operations

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:07:38 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft meets with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert at the Pentagon Jan. 21, 2015. After a quick sea story, the Service Chiefs continued a dialogue on current and future operations for the Sea Services in support of national, defense and homeland security strategies.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley

Adm. Zukunft Presents Distinguished Public Service Award to Marilyn Quagliotti

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:35:33 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft presents Deputy Director of Supply Reduction for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Marilyn Quagliotti, the Distinguished Public Service Award at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., January 13, 2015. Quagliotti has advanced national efforts to combat the scourge of illicit drugs bound for America’s shores and been a tremendous advocate for the Coast Guard and the entire counternarcotics interagency community.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley

Adm. Zukunft Presents the Spirit of Hope Award to Robert Powers

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:35:33 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James honor Robert Powers, founder of the American 300 Foundation, as the 2014 Coast Guard Spirit of Hope recipient. The Spirit of Hope award honors those who truly epitomize the selfless service of the late Bob Hope in service to the troops of the Armed Forces.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Zukunft Attends Pearl Harbor Day Observance Aboard Coast Guard Cutter Taney

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:49:00 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft speaks with Carroll George aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Taney in Baltimore following a Pearl Harbor Day observance Dec. 7, 2014.  George served aboard Taney during World War II while Zukunft served aboard Taney as an Ensign.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.   

Adm. Zukunft Gives Keynote Address at Hamilton Commissioning Ceremony

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:11:54 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft salutes during the commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton in Charleston, S.C., Dec. 6, 2014. In his keynote address, Adm. Zukunft stated that the National Security Cutters have the sensor capability, intelligence suite, fire control systems, aircraft and extraordinary people to command cutter task forces, operate as a part of a navy battle group or sail independently. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Zukunft Spends Thanksgiving with Patrol Forces Southwest Asia Crews

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:04:01 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft serves a Thanksgiving meal for crews stationed with Patrol Forces Southwest Asia. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Zukunft Visits Colombia's National Police National Operations School While Visiting the Region with The Interdiction Committee Principals

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:25:47 GMT


Colombian National Police Col. Alexander Toperio leads Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Kevin Whitaker, Col. Michael Knutson, and Special Operations Command South Commander Brig. Gen. Kurt Sonntag on a tour of the Colombian National Police National Operations School at Hacienda Los Pijaos, Nov. 18, 2014.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Zukunft Attends Flags Across America Event at Arlington National Cemetary

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:15:57 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft places a Coast Guard standard at the headstone of a Coast Guardsman at Arlington National Cemetery Nov. 8, 2014, during a Flags Across America event. Since 1999, Flags Across America has organized gatherings at Arlington National Cemetery the weekends before Memorial Day and Veterans Day to hand out American Flags and Coast Guard standards to be placed at the headstones of Coast Guardsmen.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. 

Adm. Zukunft Visits Texas Southern University, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:51:32 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft meets with Dr. John M. Rudley, president of Texas Southern University, and Cmdr. Zeita Merchant Oct. 21, 2014, in Houston. Texas Southern was one of three historically black colleges and universities the commandant visited during the week to get a first-hand look at Department of Homeland Security Centers of Excellence research projects and to promote the Coast Guard's College Student Pre-commissioning Initiative scholarship program.

Adm. Zukunft Celebrates Homecoming Victory with the Coast Guard Academy Bears Football Team

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:36:01 GMT


Adm. Paul Zukunft celebrates a homecoming win with the Coast Guard Academy Bears football team on Oct. 11, 2014.  The Bears beat Curry 17-0 in New London, Conn.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Zukunft Discusses Emerging Challenges in the Western Hemisphere

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:10:50 GMT


Adm. Paul Zukunft and Gen. John Kelly discussed emerging challenges in the Western Hemisphere on Oct. 7, 2014 at the National Defense University's Abraham Lincoln Hall Auditorium.  The discussion was moderated by Michael Miklaucic, Director of Research, Information, and Publications in the Center for Complex Operations, Institute for National Strategic Studies.  More than 300 people attended the discussion and it was streamed live to audiences around the globe. 

Adm. Zukunft Signs the Western Hemisphere Strategy

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:54:34 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft signs the Coast Guard Western Hemisphere Strategy on Sept. 25, 2014.  It addresses transnational threats and maritime challenges that threaten the security of our Nation, markets and oceans over the next 10 years.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Telfair Brown.

Adm. Zukunft Recognizes Bertholf Crewmember for his Commitment to Excellence

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:18:26 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft, speaks with members of the media after recognizing Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Baasch (right) from Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf in Alameda, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014, for his role in two separate counter narcotics off the coast of Colombia. The crew of Cutter Bertholf recently returned from a 140-day patrol off the coast of South America. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley)

Adm. Zukunft Reflects at 9/11 Memorial

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:06:47 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft pauses after the 9/11 memorial ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, Sept. 11, 2014. The observance was held in the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial and included a moment of silence and reflection for those who were lost Sept. 11, 2001.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

ADM. Zukunft Visits the PAUL CLARK in Miami, Fla.

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:12:34 GMT


Chief Petty Officer Mike Parker, a machinery technician and engineering petty officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark, leads Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft on a tour of the engine room Sept. 3, 2014, as the ship sails off the southern coast of Florida.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

ADM. ZUKUNFT AND GEN. WELSH III DISCUSS UNITY OF EFFORT AND PARTNERSHIPS

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:59:41 GMT


Adm. Paul Zukunft and Gen. Mark Welsh III discussed the C-27J fixed-wing aircraft transfer, opportunities for future partnerships, and shared challenges at the Pentagon on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.  The Coast Guard received 13 C-27J aircraft from the Air Force in July 2014 with a fourteenth aircraft  scheduled to be transferred to the Coast Guard in the near future.  This transfer allows the Coast Guard to avoid acquisition costs of more than a half-billion dollars as the service recapitalizes its aging fixed-wing aircraft fleet. 

ADM. ZUKUNFT AND SENATOR MURKOWSKI VISIT BASE KETCHIKAN

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:44:36 GMT


Adm. Paul Zukunft and Senator Lisa Murkowski visited Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, Alaska on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 to meet with Coast Guard personnel.  They also toured the construction site where a new pier and maintenance building are being constructed in advance of the arrival of two Fast Response Cutters scheduled to be homeported in Ketchikan.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

ADM. ZUKUNFT ATTENDS THE COAST GUARD FESTIVAL IN GRAND HAVEN, MICH.

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:23:20 GMT


Sophia Montgomery, daughter of Petty Officer 1st Class Weldon Montgomery, salutes Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft during the Coast Guard Festival Parade in Grand Haven, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley

Adm. Zukunft Visits Hampton Roads to Talk to Coast Guard Personnel

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:39:39 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft meets with personnel from Atlantic Area and Fifth District units during his visit to Coast Guard commands in the Hampton Roads area.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah Foster.

Adm. Zukunft Meets with National Naval Officers Association Leadership

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:00:08 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft meets with NNOA Board of Directors, Coast Guard Capt. Kenneth Ivery, and Marine Corps Col. Robert Clements, in advance of the NNOA Professional Development and Training Conference.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. 

Adm. Zukunft Presents Rep. Howard Coble With The Distinguished Public Service Award

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:46:37 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft with Rep. Howard Coble at a Coast Guard Caucus breakfast. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Zukunft Meets D-Day Veterans in Normandy, France

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:43:01 GMT

Adm. Paul Zukunft meets D-Day veterans
Adm. Paul Zukunft (right), meets U.S. Coast Guard D-Day veterans Frank Devita (left), U.S.S. Samuel Chase, John Gatton (second from left), LCI 96, and U.S. Navy D-Day veteran John Cummer (second from right), LCI 502, in Normandy, France on June 6, 2014. Zukunft is the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard.  (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley)

Adm. Zukunft becomes 25th Commandant

Fri, 30 May 2014 12:53:18 GMT


Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (center) presides as Adm. Paul Zukunft (left) relieves Adm. Bob Papp during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington May 30, 2014. Zukunft is the 25th commandant of the Coast Guard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley)

Adm. Papp Presides Over Vice Commandant Change Of Watch

Wed, 28 May 2014 14:25:47 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp (center) presides as Vice Adm. Peter V. Neffenger (left) relieves Vice Adm. John P. Currier (right) during a change of watch ceremony Tuesday, May 20, at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie Elis

Adm. Papp Presides over Atlantic Area Change of Command

Fri, 16 May 2014 14:15:29 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp (center) presides as Vice Adm. William "Dean" Lee, right, relieves Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker during a change of command ceremony Friday, May 16, in Norfolk, Va. As commander of Atlantic Area, Lee will oversee operations for all U.S. Coast Guard missions within a geographic region that spans across 40 states. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn.

Adm. Papp Participates in Coast Guard Museum Groundbreaking

Mon, 05 May 2014 10:32:17 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp participated in the National Coast Guard Museum Deed Transfer and Groundbreaking ceremony in New London, Conn., on May 2, 2014. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp Relieved as Gold Ancient Mariner

Fri, 02 May 2014 17:12:12 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp was relieved as the Coast Guard's Gold Ancient Mariner by Rear Admiral Fred Midgette aboard Coast Guard Barque Eagle on May 2, 2014 in New London, Conn., U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp Testifies on Drug Interdiction Efforts

Thu, 01 May 2014 04:13:31 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified on drug interdiction efforts before a joint U.S. House of Representatives hearing with the Committee on House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, on April 29, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp Presides Over Change of Command

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:10:02 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp and the official party render salutes during the opening of a Change of Command Ceremony held on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., April 22, 2014. Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray (right) relieved Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft (left) as commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart.

 

Adm Papp Attends Blessing of the Fleets

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:20:35 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp gave remarks at the annual U.S. Navy Memorial Blessing of the Fleets Ceremony in Washington, D.C., April 12, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp Receives Adm. Arleigh Burke Leadership Award

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:43:37 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp received the Admiral Arleigh Burke Leadership Award, the U.S. Navy League’s highest honor, from Navy League National President Jim Offutt at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition on April 8, 2014 at the Gaylord Convention Center at National Harbor, Md. Also pictured is Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp Attends Coast Guard Honor Guard Ball

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:37:17 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp cuts the cake with Seaman Brett Lanzel at the Coast Guard Honor Guard Ball in Alexandria, Va., April 5, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp Speaks at Petty Officer Gill Memorial

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:15:49 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp gave remarks at a memorial for Petty Officer Third Class Ronald Gill at Coast Guard Station Point Judith in Narragansett, R.I., on March 25, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie Elis.

Adm. Papp Visits Lois the Coast Guard Lady

Sat, 15 Mar 2014 21:48:05 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp visited Lois Bouton, "The Coast Guard Lady," at her home in Rogers, Arkansas, March 15, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp Testifies on Coast Guard Budget Request

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 04:33:17 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request on March 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp Hosts Korea Coast Guard Leader

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:43:45 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp welcomes Korea Coast Guard Commissioner General Suk Kyoon Kim at the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C., on March 10, 2014.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm Papp Delivers the 2013 State of the Coast Guard Address

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:06:37 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivers the 2014 State of the Coast Guard Address at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp Speaks at National Coast Guard Museum Ceremony

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:40:04 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp gave remarks at a National Coast Guard Museum Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremony in New London, Conn., Feb. 19, 2014. Video is available. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie Elis.

Adm. Papp discusses Maritime Strategic Issues with Gen. Amos and Adm. Ferguson

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:17:30 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp (center), Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos (right) and Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson participated in a panel discussion during AFCEA/USNI West 2014 in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014. Video is available. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp Gives Remarks at Naming Ceremony Honoring CG Hero CDR Ray Evans

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:18:57 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp presents Bill and Tom Evans with a commemorative plaque at a Feb. 11, 2014, naming ceremony for the CDR Raymond “Ray” J. Evans Conference Center, named in honor of their grandfather who is a Navy Cross recipient for bravery at Guadalcanal. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Tamargo. 

Adm. Papp Testifies at Subcommittee Hearing

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 07:45:09 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, Feb. 4, 2014, in Washington, D.C.  Video is available. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Papp Gives Remarks at BM3 Obendorf Memorial

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 04:17:32 GMT


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp gives remarks at the memorial service for Petty Officer Third Class Travis Obendorf in Alameda, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014. Also pictured is Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael Leavitt. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie Elis.