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Press Release | Jan. 24, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard to recognize Greater Charleston as official Coast Guard Community

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Editor’s note: Media interested in attending are required to RSVP with Coast Guard public affairs by emailing by 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25.

The ceremony is by invitation only and not open to the general publicInterested media should arrive before 2:30 p.m. to set up.

WHO: Adm. Linda Fagan, the Coast Guard Commandant; Herbert Sass III, the Charleston County Council Chairman; Rear Adm. Douglas Schofield, the Seventh Coast Guard District Commander; Capt. Eric Jones, Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Base Charleston.

WHAT: Coast Guard to recognize Greater Charleston as an official Coast Guard Community

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. The U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team is scheduled to perform at 3 p.m. to kick off the ceremony.

WHERE: South Carolina Ports Cruise Terminal, 196 Concord St., Charleston, SC 29401

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to formally recognize Greater Charleston as a Coast Guard Community, Friday, during a ceremony at the South Carolina Ports Cruise Terminal.

Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Linda Fagan is scheduled to bestow this honor to Greater Charleston.

Established by Congress in 1998, a Coast Guard Community is an honorary designation recognizing communities’ special efforts to celebrate the service and sacrifice of Coast Guard men and women. There are currently 32 Coast Guard communities nationwide.

More information about Coast Guard communities can be found here.

Additionally, the Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) will be open for public tours before and after the ceremony. More details here.

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