Portraits of Diversity
1. My name is Venus Hulst. I’ve been in the Coast Guard for eight years. I'm a fully qualified Officer of the Day, Coxswain and Boarding Officer at Station Cape May. 2. My word to describe diversity is sexual orientation. In the past, there was "Don't ask, Don't tell" and you were judged for being different and possibly kicked out for it. Now, I'm a respected second class Boatswain's Mate that people look to for guidance regardless of who I like or love. Now, my friendships are stronger for not hiding myself. 3. With my experience and ethnic background, I’ve learned to be patient and never judge a book by its cover. 4. Outside of work I love to spoil my dog and spend time with friends that accept me. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Lau

Photo by: Auxiliarist David Lau |  VIRIN: 160304-G-QD712-740.JPG

LATEST UPDATES

The Coast Guard accepted its 16th missionized HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft Feb. 19, 2024, from L3Harris in Waco, Texas. CGNR 2016 was delivered to Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina.


The Coast Guard accepted delivery of its 17th C-130J long range surveillance aircraft Aug. 10, 2023, from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Marietta, Georgia. The aircraft will operate out of the Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, until it undergoes missionization at L3Harris in Waco, Texas.


The Coast Guard accepted its 16th C-130J long range surveillance aircraft Nov. 10, 2022, from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Marietta, Georgia. The aircraft will next undergo missionization which encompasses the installation of the Minotaur Mission System Suite and APY-11 multimode radar at L3Harris in Waco, Texas.


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