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My Coast Guard
Commentary | Oct. 14, 2021

BZ: Coast Guard Commandant presented awards honoring joint rescue, and more.

By Nicole Bertrand, MyCG writer

Coast Guard Commandant presented awards honoring joint rescue Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presented multiple awards at Air Station Cape Cod during a ceremony Oct. 1 in honor of joint rescue. The U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard, and the Royal Canadian Air Force rescued 31 fishermen from a disabled Canadian vessel over 130 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia on March 3, 2021. Coast Guard crewmembers were honored for their heroic efforts during this search and rescue case. Please read more here

Happy 246th Anniversary to the Chaplain Corps. For 97 years Navy Chaplains have provided care for the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. There are more than 800 Navy chaplains from more than 100 different faith groups, including Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and others. They have provided much-needed counsel, ministry, and support to the brave members of the service. As tireless advocates for the spiritual readiness of our people, they have helped prepare Coast Guardsmen to enter the storm time and again. The rigors of Coast Guard service demand that our people be ready in body, mind, and spirit. If you are looking for upliftment, the Chaplain Corps is ready to assist, whether or not you belong to a particular faith. Please see Chaplain Corps 246th Anniversary ALCOAST 372/21.

Solicitation: 2022 Coast Guard Culinary Team (CGCT). Culinary specialists (CS) who have a passion for the culinary arts, are self-motivated, and who are interested in participating on the Coast Guard Culinary Team (CGCT) should apply. The team will represent the Coast Guard in the largest culinary competition in North America at the Army Quartermaster School, Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, in Fort Lee, Virginia. The team will participate in 19 days of competition that will include advanced culinary training and provide a unique opportunity for CSs to showcase individual talents and the ability to work as a team. There will be 11 members and two alternates selected. You will be expected to perform challenging culinary techniques in a competitive setting, while receiving an advanced education. Modeling the Coast Guard values is imperative. You must be available to compete from Feb. 18, 2022 through March 12, 2022. Applications are due no later than Nov. 19. Send CGCT applications here. For more details, please read the Solicitation for 2022 Coast Guard Culinary Team (CGCT) ALCOAST 368/21.