From the Commandant: Happy Holidays as we close this remarkable year

“Fran and I wish each of you – all 88,000 active duty, Reserve, civilian, retired and Auxiliary – a joyous holiday and the very best of New Years.”


Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft and Mrs. Fran DeNinno-Zukunft join Coast Guard families stationed overseas for Thanksgiving Dinner. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

From the Commandant: Standing the Watch

For those who can join friends, family and loved ones over the holiday season, Fran and I encourage you to make the most of every moment as we honor those who are on watch tonight, and every night, protecting the freedoms we so enjoy.


From the Homefront

From the Homefront: A little help for the holiday season

As the holidays approach, we are all thinking about family, food, travel, gifts – all those extra expenses and pressures that rack up as part of our traditions. For some of us, it is all just too much.


Commandant and Ombudsman at Large hold Facebook Q&A

At the start of Military Family Month, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft held a live Facebook Q&A. He was joined by his wife, Fran DeNinno-Zukunft, who serves as one of the Coast Guard’s Ombudsmen at Large, to discuss key issues on the minds of Coast Guard members and their families.


Coast Guard Commandant and Ombudsman at Large to host Facebook Q&A

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft will be holding a live Facebook Q&A on Nov. 2, 2015, at 11 a.m. EDT to commemorate the start of Military Family Month. He’ll be joined by his wife, Fran DeNinno-Zukunft, who serves as one of the Coast Guard’s Ombudsmen at Large, to discuss the Coast Guard workforce and their families – key tenets of the Commandant’s Duty to People initiative.


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Commandant’s holiday message

Fran and I extend a heartfelt seasons greetings to our Coast Guard family around the world. We are especially grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of those Coast Guard men and women – and all members of the Armed Forces – who stand the watch. We were honored to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with our men and women stationed at Patrol Forces Southwest Asia and saw firsthand those who place Service before self to accomplish the mission.