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Commentary | May 20, 2024

Enlisted Professionals in Connection (EPIC) Heritage Ball 2024

By Jason Allred MyCG Web Editor

Get your dancing shoes on because the Enlisted Professionals in Connection (EPIC) is throwing this years’ must attend event! Join the celebration of unity, courage, and commitment at the EPIC Heritage Ball 2024. Dance, laugh, and connect with your Coast Guard community.  

The ball is open to all members of the Coast Guard community, including active-duty personnel, retirees, reservists, auxiliary members, veterans, civilians and VIP guests, as well as supporters, sponsors and donors connected to EPIC. Tickets are available online until Wednesday May 29, 2024, by midnight EDT. Note: Attendance requires base access at Langley Air Force Base. Please ensure you have the necessary permissions or contact us for assistance

Who is EPIC? 

EPIC is a Coast Guard affinity group that supports Black/African Americans and underrepresented minorities in the service. They do so in various ways such as mentorship, advocacy, EPIC Talk Series, CG Office of Diversity & Inclusion White Paper Collaboration, Cadet Mentorship Assistance Program (CMAP) and so much more. Their efforts drive essential changes in diversity and inclusion across the service. For instance, EPIC has partnered with Coast Guard Recruiting to reach minority groups and generate additional recruiting funnels. They've also advised changes with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to help address DEI related concerns.  

Your ticket not only grants you entry but also directly supports EPIC's vital programs aimed at fostering equity and inclusion within the Coast Guard. EPIC is made up of Coast Guard members, and is intended to elevate future, current, and past Coast Guard members by creating a better workforce climate for all. 

The Event  

Join us at the Langley Officers Club, June 15, 2024, for a night of fun and celebration. 

1700 - Cocktail Hour 

1800 - Heritage Ball Program 

1830 - Dinner  

1930 - Dinner/Program concludes 

2200 - Heritage Ball Concludes 

Picture this: a night filled with tributes to the legends who paved our way, a shout-out to our co-founders who kicked things off, and some killer performances to keep the energy soaring. We've got MCPO Anitra Keith hosting the evening. We will also have singing performances from our very own YN1 Amanda Carter and IT3 Tyrra Cornelius. 

We're not just here to party; we're here to make a difference. Through this event, we aspire to inspire continued progress towards a more inclusive and equitable future. We honor past achievements of minority heroes throughout USCG history, while paving the way for new milestones in the Coast Guard's enduring journey of service and success. 

So, mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready to raise the roof at the EPIC Heritage Ball 2024. It's going to be EPIC. See you there.