Below is a D11 news release. Includes how to watch.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Top Coast Guard officer to outline state of the Coast Guard during San Diego address
U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 03/08/2021 12:43 PM EST
U.S. Coast Guard 11th District PA Detachment San Diego
Top Coast Guard officer to outline state of the Coast Guard during San Diego address
WHO: Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the United States Coast Guard
WHAT: The service chief is scheduled to give his third annual State of the Coast Guard Address
WHEN: Thursday at 10:00 a.m. PST
WHERE: Virtual via live stream and video Q&A afterward
Editor’s Note: Media may RSVP at (619) 252-1304 no later than Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person attendance will be extremely limited. However, this event will be live-streamed at https://www.uscg.mil/alwaysready/ and on Facebook at @USCoastGuard. Immediately following the event, Admiral Schultz will be available for Q&A via video conference call. Media who RSVP will be given media call details.
SAN DIEGO — The commandant of the United States Coast Guard is scheduled to deliver his third State of the Coast Guard Address Thursday at Coast Guard Sector San Diego.
Adm. Karl Schultz will outline his vision for the service to protect the homeland, enhance economic prosperity and advance America’s national security interests. Adm. Schultz will accentuate the dedication and sacrifice of Coast Guard members stationed across the country and deployed around the world during this past year of unprecedented challenges.
The address will cover topics such as investments in shore infrastructure, vital cutter and aircraft acquisition programs, continued focus on revolutionizing the service’s use of technology and talent management initiatives.
Adm. Schultz will further highlight Coast Guard operations in our nation’s system of ports and waterways, better known as the Marine Transportation System (MTS). The MTS is a key economic engine for the nation, fueling 26% of America’s gross domestic product (GDP) which equates to $5.4 trillion of annual economic activity and 31 million jobs.
Additionally, Adm. Schultz is expected to feature stories of Coast Guard women and men who excelled in crisis, rescued mariners in distress, interdicted illicit narcotics and responded to a record-setting Atlantic basin hurricane season, all complicated by the challenges presented by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Finally, Adm. Schultz will discuss how the global Coast Guard is a unique instrument of national security.
Detailed Schedule of Events:
- 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST: State of the Coast Guard Address
- 11:30 a.m. – noon PST: Adm. Schultz will be available for media inquiries via video conference call.