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Press Release | May 30, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Recruiting Office St. Paul to host grand opening event at new location in Bloomington, Minnesota

Editor's Note: Media are asked to RSVP by 5 p.m. Friday, May 31, by emailing


WHO: Chief Petty Officer James Chance, recruiter in charge, Recruiting Office St. Paul; Senior Chief Petty Officer David Knapp, command senior chief, Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River; U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting Command staff, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

WHAT: Coast Guard recruiting office Grand Opening

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 1 – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Coast Guard Recruiting Office St. Paul, 8054 Morgan Circle South, Bloomington, MN

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a grand opening event Saturday, for a new recruiting office in Bloomington, from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public and will include games, prizes, and give-aways. Regional Coast Guard leadership staff and various Coast Guard members representing the ratings of Boatswain’s Mate, Intelligence Specialist, Yeoman, Machinery Technician, Storekeeper, and Operations Specialist will be in attendance to answer any questions the public might have.

The Coast Guard will be offering free food and drinks while supplies last.

“The people of the Bloomington have such a proud history of service, volunteerism and work ethic” said Capt. Ben Keffer, Commanding Officer of U.S. Coast Guard Recruiting Command. “We are beyond excited to open the doors to this new location and look forward to serving in, and becoming a part of this beautiful community.”

For additional information leading up to the event or regarding recruiting office St. Paul, please call 833-365-8060 or follow Facebook and Instagram.