Tag Archives: Commandant of the Coast Guard

Merkley, Wyden, Schrader, DeFazio, Blumenauer and Bonamici Ask Coast Guard to Keep Newport Air Facility Open

In a letter to Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the Coast Guard, the Oregon lawmakers stressed the safety implications of closing the facility, writing that the unilateral decision to permanently shut Newport’s doors this December would endanger lives. “Closing this facility would threaten the safety of mariners who make their living in the waters around Newport,” they wrote, “and we urge you to reverse this decision.” Read the rest here 16:11

Coast Guard museum ‘passion’ for retiring Admiral Robert J. Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard

John Johnson, treasurer of the National Coast Guard Museum Association Inc., said the association is committed to holding a groundbreaking in early May because, while past commandants have advocated for a museum, Papp made it a top priority. “The one who has done the most in such a short period of time to push this agenda forward has been Admiral Papp,” he said. “That is the main reason why we want to have a ceremonial groundbreaking under his watch.” [email protected]  11:59