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Press Release | Oct. 23, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to recognize Bay County as official Coast Guard Community

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Office: 504-671-2020 Cell: 618-225-9008

Editor’s note: Media interested in attending should RSVP with Coast Guard public affairs by emailing by 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25. Members participating in the ceremony will be available for interviews following the event.

WHAT: Coast Guard to recognize Bay County, Florida as an official Coast Guard Community

WHO: Adm. Linda Fagan, the Coast Guard Commandant, Tommy Hamm, the Bay County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Garrett Anderson, the Bay County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Chairman, Rear Adm. David Barata, the Eighth Coast Guard District Commander, and Capt. Ulysses Mullins, the Coast Guard Sector Mobile Commander.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Panama City Marina, 1 Harrison Ave, Panama City, FL 32401

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to formally recognize Bay County as a Coast Guard Community Thursday, Oct. 26th, 2023 during a ceremony at the Panama City Marina.

Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Linda Fagan is scheduled to bestow this honor to Bay County.

The Coast Guard City program was established by Congress in 1998 to recognize the support local governments and communities provide to Coast Guard members and their families. There are currently 32 Coast Guard Cities nationwide.

More information about Coast Guard cities can be found at

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