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Two special USCG events, May 7 and May 17

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    Ahoy Members and Friends, Please let me know if you would like to attend either or both of these events and you don t have invitations, tickets, or have
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      Ahoy Members and Friends,
       
      Please let me know if you would like to attend either or both of these events and you don't have invitations, tickets, or have already made reservations.
       
      I can assist.
       
      Heave Ho,
       
      Phelps
      Phelps Hobart
      President, Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS
      Senior Vice President, Pacific Central Region, NLUS
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      USCGC WAESCHE (WMSL 751) COMMISSIONING AND RECEPTION

      Title                USCGC WAESCHE (WMSL 751) COMMISSIONING AND RECEPTION 

      Location         Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA 

      Start Time      5/07/2010 10:00 AM

      End Time       5/07/2010 1:30 PM

      Description

      USCGC WAESCHE (WMSL 751) is the second ship in a new class of National Security Cutters (NSC). She is a state-of-the-art 418-foot vessel designed to meet the challenges that the Coast Guard will face for years to come. The Navy League of the United States, WAESCHE Commissioning Committee is coordinating the ceremony of this new ship. The NSC is the largest and most technically advanced class of the Integrated Deepwater System (IDS) program’s three major classes of cutters and will replace the aging 378' High Endurance Hamilton class cutters that have been in service since the 1960s.

      Make history and be part of this important event! Take ownership interest in the first day of the USCGC WAESCHE, named for Admiral R.R. WAESCHE, Commandant of the Coast Guard during World War Two. Share the pride when this beautiful ship comes to life, manned by the outstanding men and women of today's modern Coast Guard. Your tax-deductable contribution makes a real difference in the lives of the Coast Guard personnel. Come and show your support, stand alongside us, and applaud the sacrifices of our men and women.

      Please make checks payable to "CCCNLUS" and mail your donation to:
      Navy League
      875-A Island Drive, Suite 398
      Alameda, CA 94502

      Websites: http://www.uscgcwaesche.com and www.uscg.mil/pacarea/CGCWaesche

      Point of Contact:
      Jeanne Sharkey
      Navy League of the United States
      bjsharkey at yahoo dot com | (925) 228-1375

      Levels of Support and Recognition:

      All donors will be listed in the donors' brochure and will receive an invitation to the commissioning ceremony. All donations are 501 C3 tax-deductible (ID #68-0114586) to the extent permissible by the law and tax codes.

      PLATINUM: $10,000 — Honorary Plank Owners Plank; invitations for 8 to the Chair/Commanding Officer's Reception; WAESCHE Captain's ball cap for 8; recognition in the Commemorative Program; ship's coin for 8; membership in the Chair's Circle; invitations for 8 to the Donors' Luncheon; invitations for 8 to the Pre- Commissioning Breakfast, individual seating for 8 in the VVIP section for the Commissioning Ceremony.

      GOLD: $5,000 — Honorary Plank Owners Plank; invitations for 6 to the Chair/Commanding Officer's Reception; WAESCHE Captain's ball caps for 6; recognition in the Commemorative Program; ship's coins for 6; membership in the Chair's Circle; invitations for 6 to the Donors' Luncheon; invitations for 6 to the Pre-Commissioning Breakfast; individual seating for 6 in the VVIP section for the Commissioning Ceremony.

      SILVER: $2,500 — Honorary Plank Owners Plank; invitations for 4 to the Chair/Commanding Officer's Reception; WAESCHE Captain's ball caps for 4; recognition in the Commemorative Program; ship's coins for 4; membership in the Chair's Circle; invitations for 4 to the Donors' Luncheon; invitations for 4 to the Pre-Commissioning Breakfast; individual seating for 4 in the VVIP section for the Commissioning Ceremony.

      BRONZE: $1,000 — Honorary Plank Owners Plank; invitations for 2 to the Chair/Commanding Officer's Reception; WAESCHE Captain's ball caps for 2; recognition in the Commemorative Program; ship's coins for 2; invitations for 2 to the Donors' Reception; individual seating for 2 in the VIP section for the Commissioning Ceremony.

      BRIDGE: $500 — Honorary Plank Owners Plank; WAESCHE Captain's ball caps for 2; recognition in the Commemorative Program; ship's coins for 2; invitations for 2 to the Donors' Reception, individual seating for 2 in the VIP section for the Commissioning Ceremony.

      ANCHOR: $ 250 — WAESCHE ball caps for 2; recognition in the Commemorative Program; ship's coins for 2; individual seating for 2 in the VIP section. for the Commissioning Ceremony.

      KEEL: $100 — Recognition in the Commemorative Program; ship's coins for 2; individual seating in the VIP section for the Commissioning Ceremony.


      UNITED STATES COAST GUARD PACIFIC AREA CHANGE OF COMMAND AND VADM. JODY BRECKENRIDGE RETIREMENT

      Location         Coast Guard Island, Alameda CA   

      Start Time      5/07/2010 10:30 AM

      End Time       5/07/2010 1:15 PM

      Description

      Once again the command of the United States Coast Guard Pacific Area is being transferred. Afterwards will be the retirement ceremony for VADM. Jody Breckenridge and the reception.

      USCG Pacific Area information: http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea

      Vice Admiral Jody Breckenridge information: http://www.uscg.mil/pacarea/Bio-P-Breckenridge.pdf

      Rear Admiral Manson Brown information: http://www.uscg.mil/flag/d14.asp

      Point of Contact:
      LT. Patrick Montgomery, USCG
      Public Affairs Officer
      Pacific Area and Forcecom
      Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA
      Ph:   510-437-3319
      Patrick.T.Montgomery at USCG dot mil
      http://uscgbluewater.blogspot.com

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      News Release: February 08, 2010

      Contact: Lt. Nadine Santiago (202) 372-4644

      Coast Guard selects new three star admirals

      The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Thad Allen, announced Wednesday, the selection of new three star admirals who will serve under Vice Adm. Robert J. Papp, when he becomes the U.S Coast Guard's 24th commandant May 25, upon Senate confirmation.

      Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano and President Obama approved the nominations of Rear Adm. Sally Brice-O’Hara for promotion to vice admiral and assignment as Vice Commandant; Rear Adm. Manson K. Brown for promotion to vice admiral and assignment as commander of the Coast Guard's Pacific Area and Rear Adm. Robert C. Parker for promotion to vice admiral and assignment as commander of the Coast Guard's Atlantic Area. Vice Adm. John P. Currier will continue to serve as the chief of staff. Appointment to these billets and promotion as appropriate will occur following confirmation by the Senate. 

      Brice-O'Hara, a native of Annapolis, Md., currently serves as the deputy commandant for operations in Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, where she is responsible for the strategic integration of operational missions. In her new role as the service's second in command, Brice-O'Hara will be in charge of executing the Commandant's strategic intent, managing internal organizational governance and also serving as the Coast Guard's acquisition executive.

      Brown, a native of the District of Columbia, serves as commander for the Fourteenth Coast Guard District in Honolulu, where he is responsible for the safety and security of nearly 12.2 million square miles of the Central Pacific Ocean, an area more than two and a half times larger than the Continental United States.  Brown will be the Coast Guard's first African American three star admiral. At Pacific Area, Brown will command all Coast Guard missions in a 74 million square mile area ranging from South America, north to the Arctic Circle and west to the Far East.

      Parker, a native of Portland, Ore., serves as the U.S. Southern Command's first director of security and intelligence in Miami, where he directs U.S. military operations and intelligence efforts, and coordinates interagency operations in Southern Command's area of responsibility. He is the first Coast Guard officer to serve as a director in a Department of Defense command. In his new position at Atlantic Area, Parker will command an area of responsibility that ranges from the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf and includes five Coast Guard Districts, 42 states and over 14 million square miles.

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