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Coast Guard Foundation Salutes the Coast Guard in Washington

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by Ron LaBrec
June 10, 2022

The Coast Guard Foundation’s Tribute to the Coast Guard in our Nation’s Capital was held Tuesday where more than 500 supporters joined together to honor Coast Guard members and raise funds for Foundation programs.

Sponsors and attendees raised $909,000 to help Coast Guard members and families when they are most in need, funding education, tragedy assistance, morale and wellness, and workforce development programs that aid members and units, and strengthen the Coast Guard community.

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Commander Jane Carley, Chief Petty Officer Steve Leghorn, Petty Officer Second Class Sahira Hurley, and Commander Nick Ramirez received an award on behalf of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City at the Tribute to the Coast Guard in our Nation's Capital event in Washington, June 7, 2022. Also pictured are Coast Guard Foundation Chairman Tom Allegretti, Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Linda Fagan, and Foundation President Susan Ludwig.

The Foundation honored Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, for their work in saving lives along the Mid-Atlantic Coast and securing our nation by intercepting airplanes that enter into restricted air space around Washington and high profile events nationwide. Air Station Atlantic City is one of only three air stations that perform the helicopter air intercept mission. See the air station crew in action here!

Long-time Coast Guard Foundation director Jim O’Hare received the Guardian Award. Jim is one of four directors who started the DC dinner 18 years ago and has been a consistent sponsor and fundraiser for many years. Since inception the dinner has raised more than $14 million for Coast Guard Foundation programs.

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Coast Guard Foundation director Jim O'Hare receives the Guardian Award from Foundation Chairman Tom Allegretti at the Tribute to the Coast Guard in our Nation's Capital event, June 7, 2022 in Washington.

The new Coast Guard Commandant, Admiral Linda Fagan, provided the keynote address, outlining her priorities for the Coast Guard during the next four years. The new Coast Guard Vice Commandant, Admiral Steven Poulin, welcomed attendees for the special evening and thanked the Foundation and its supporters for the assistance they provide to the Coast Guard workforce.

The Foundation is grateful to all who sponsored and attended the event. Special thanks to Dinner Sponsors Cheniere Energy and Leidos, and Reception Sponsors Airbus Helicopters and HII. Other top sponsors included General Dynamics, American Petroleum Institute, The Boeing Company, bp America, Lockheed Martin, Peraton, SAS Federal, and ST Engineering North America.

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Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Linda Fagan delivers the keynote address to more than 500 guests at the Tribute to the Coast Guard in our Nation's Capital event, June 7, 2022, in Washington.
Tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard In Our Nation's Capital Program and Sponsors

Cover Photo: The Coast Guard Foundation Tribute to the Coast Guard in our Nation's Capital was held in the historic National Building Museum, June 7, 2022, in Washington.