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News // Sep 7, 2022

Uniforms, Boots, and Suits Coming to Houston to Benefit the Coast Guard Foundation

  • Ron LaBrec

Now in its 7th year, Texas Salutes the Coast Guard brings together Coast Guard leaders, industry executives, congressional and government officials, and Coast Guard supporters for a night of patriotic fanfare.

Last year, this Texas-sized event included 400 Coast Guard supporters and plenty of boots and suits. It also raised more than $1 million for programs that support Coast Guard members and families.

This year’s tribute will return to the Marriott Marquis Houston on November 4. The evening will highlight the missions and service of Coast Guard members in Texas and the Gulf Coast and include a special award for heroism to a Coast Guard crew that rescued nine people from a burning oil rig in Sabine Pass, Texas. It will also underscore the importance of regional industries, maritime transportation, and port activities to Houston, Texas, and the nation.

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Coast Guard members serving in Houston, Galveston, and Corpus Christi, Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard photos)
Sponsorships and tickets

Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Linda Fagan, Eighth Coast Guard District Commander Rear Admiral Richard Timme and Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Commander Captain Jason Smith are scheduled to attend along with local Coast Guard personnel.

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Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class K9 Simba, assigned to the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team in Houston, prepares to be hoisted by a Coast Guard helicopter, Feb. 9, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alejandro Rivera)

The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. and includes dinner and a dessert reception. Sponsorships and tickets are available at the event website.

Cover Photo: A Coast Guard Station Houston boat crew prepares to a perform a law enforcement tactics demonstration on the Houston Ship Channel in Houston, Texas, Aug. 2, 2022. The demonstration showcased the close partnership between the Coast Guard and its maritime law enforcement partners that keeps the nation's largest port safe and secure. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson)

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