CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz today toured several USCG facilities across West Virginia—including the National Maritime Center in Martinsburg, the National Vessel Documentation Center in Falling Waters, the Operations Systems Center in Kearneysville, the Marine Safety Unit Huntington in Barboursville, and the Coast Guard Cutter OSAGE in Huntington's Harris Riverfront Park.
"West Virginia has a proud Coast Guard history as home to several exceptional USCG facilities across the state," Senator Capito said. "I'm honored to have Commandant Schultz join me today to learn more about the missions carried out by our state's units. Working together, West Virginia Coasties and civilians protect and support our country—through technical support, record keeping, maritime commerce, and more. I wholeheartedly thank the men and women who selflessly perform these critical tasks on behalf of our nation."
As chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Capito oversees funding for USCG, the one military branch that falls under the purview of the Department of Homeland Security.
Senator Capito talks with Coasties at Marine Safety Unit Huntington in Barboursville.
Senator Capito and Rep. Carol Miller aboard the Coast Guard Cutter OSAGE.
Senator Capito, Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz, Rep. Miller and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter OSAGE.
Commandant Schultz and Senator Capito meet Coast Guard Auxiliary members working at Falling Water’s National Vessel Documentation Center.
Senator Capito learns about mariner documentation at the National Maritime Center in Martinsburg.
Senator Capito meets with technology specialists at the Operations Systems Center in Kearneysville.
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