>Seventieth Anniversary of the Coast Guard Reserve

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ALCOAST 062/11
SUBJ: SEVENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COAST GUARD RESERVE
 
1. THE COAST GUARD RESERVE WAS FOUNDED IN 1941 WHEN CONGRESS AMENDED THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY AND RESERVE ACT. ON 19 FEBRUARY 2011, WE CELEBRATE ITS 70TH ANNIVERSARY AND COMMEND THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE COAST GUARD RESERVE FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE.
 
2. LOOKING BACK, 2010 WAS A DEMANDING YEAR. IN ADDITION TO ONGOING OPERATIONS OVERSEAS, WE SAW UNPRECEDENTED RESERVE MOBILIZATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI, FLOODS IN THE MIDWEST, AND THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL. ALL TOLD, MORE THAN 40 PERCENT OF THE COAST GUARD RESERVE FORCE DEPLOYED LAST YEAR, ADDING ANOTHER PAGE TO OUR RICH COAST GUARD HISTORY.

3. TO OUR RESERVISTS: YOU ARE A VITAL COMPONENT OF OUR COAST GUARD AND I AM PROUD OF YOUR COMMITMENT AND SELFLESS SERVICE. I ENCOURAGE ALL TEAM COAST GUARD MEMBERS TO CONGRATULATE THEIR RESERVE SHIPMATES ON THIS SEVENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COAST GUARD RESERVE.

4. SEMPER PARATUS.
5. ADM BOB PAPP, COMMANDANT, SENDS.
6. INTERNET RELEASE AUTHORIZED.