Tuesday, April 2, 2019

State of the Coast Guard Address

By Karen Robes Meeks

In his first State of the Coast Guard address, Adm. Karl Schultz announced several initiatives and plans, especially for Southern California.

Speaking from Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, Shultz said presence will be heightened in Southern California with the building of a new air station at Ventura County Naval Station – the homeporting of the service’s first two new Offshore Patrol Cutters at Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in 2021 – and four new Fast Response Cutters in Los Angeles.

“As Congress makes tough fiscal decisions and looks at the best ways to spend the nation’s precious resources, there’s not a better return on investment in government than the United States Coast Guard,” said Schultz.