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Commentary | Feb. 26, 2021

State of the Coast Guard: Live from San Diego

By MyCG Staff

As the Commandant prepares to deliver the annual State of the Coast Guard (SOTCG) Address from San Diego, California, on 11 March, you are invited to find creative ways to engage your workforce virtually or in-person. 

The Commandant is looking forward to celebrating the tremendous work accomplished and lay out exciting details about the Service’s future!

  • When: March 11, 2021, at 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (1 p.m. Eastern Standard time
  • Where: Viewers have two options to livestream the event:
    • On CG Workstations (Chrome works best) or personal devices:
    • On Facebook: @USCoastGuard
    • The full video will also be available for download 2 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) at
  • How: In line with local guidelines and all health protocols, commands can host socially distanced watch parties or set up a “watch from home” party. Consider holding follow-on All-Hands (virtually or in-person) to discuss the stories and announcements from the speech. Sign up your event on the Watch Party 2021 Central Coast Guard portal page
  • Keep the Conversation Going: Following the address, we encourage Coast Guard members to continue the conversation. Talking points will be available for leaders and communicators to discuss major announcements. This material will be distributed in a FLASH Brief the morning of the Address as posted on the Portal Site linked above. 
  • Amplify the Message: Encourage viewers to post real-time photos and feedback from their engagement via the Vice Commandant’s Twitter account (@VComdtUSCG) using #CoastGuard2021.
  • Social Media Campaign: This year’s theme for State of the Coast Guard is “Stronger Together.” Coast Guard members can tell the world, their shipmates, and the Commandant what #StongerTogether means to them via Facebook or Twitter.

Please contact Lt. James Carzoli for SOTCGA Watch Parties with any questions. The overall project officer for SOTCGA 2021 is the Commandant’s Press Assistant, Cmdr. Jay Guyer. 

We appreciate your support!