12/19/2017: Don’t miss the January 12 deadline to submit nominations for the Rear Adm. Benkert award for excellence in environmental protection

Started in 1995, the award recognizes corporations and businesses involved in marine facility or vessel operations which have demonstrated sustained excellence and outstanding achievement in protecting the marine environment. It also encourages innovations in operations, maintenance, cargo handling, refueling and training while providing a means to share best practices with others in the maritime community.


11/15/2017: Commandant to testify during Congressional hearing

Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the Coast Guard, will testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, during a hearing titled “Coast Guard Readiness: How Far Can We Stretch Our Nation’s Only Multi-Mission, Military Force?”


6/6/2017: Congressional hearing alert – Deputy commandants for operations, mission support to testify on building a 21st Century infrastructure

The Deputy Commandant of Operations Vice Adm. Charles Ray and Deputy Commandant for Mission Support Vice Adm. Sandra Stosz will testify before Congress Wednesday, June 7, 2017, on building Coast Guard capabilities and infrastructure for a 21st Century. Details and the internet link to a live-webcast of the hearing are provided in this blog post.


6/5/2017: How are we doing?

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5/3/2017: Congressional hearing – Written testimony & video published

The written testimony and video of Rear Adm. Paul Thomas’s Congressional Hearing focusing on the Coast Guard’s Maritime Transportation Regulatory programs was posted today.


5/2/2017: Congressional hearing alert – Maritime transportation regulatory programs

Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy Rear Adm. Paul Thomas will testify before a congressional hearing Wednesday, May 3, 2017 on maritime transportation regulatory programs.


4/3/2017: Commandant, senior enlisted member to testify before House Subcommittee

Senior leaders to testify April 4 at 2 p.m., before the House Subcommittee on CG&MT.


3/20/2017: Coast Guard commandant to testify before Congressional Subcommittee

Zukunft will testify March 22, 2017, at 2:30 p.m., about the State of the Coast Guard, and its role in securing maritime borders and ports while enforcing US laws, treaties and international agreements.


1/31/2017: Changes to Navigation Center website

The Coast Guard Navigation Center has implemented a small but important change to its website address.


9/6/2016: Congressional hearing alert – Federal maritime navigation problems

On September 7, Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy Rear Adm. Paul Thomas will testify before a congressional hearing focused on modernizing the marine navigation system.


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