Official U. S. Coast Guard Community

Chatham County has been granted the privilege of being designated a U.S. Coast Guard Community.  Hosting the presentation yesterday, in a ceremony on the lawn outside the Trade Center, with a large USCG Aids-To-Navigation ship as a backdrop on the river, Coast Guard Commandant Karl Schultz spoke of Savannah’s history with the Coast Guard, from our earliest involvement during the founding of our nation to the present, where six separate Coast Guard units are today stationed here.  After which, he presented the designation certification to Chatham County Chatman Al Scott, at which point the official designation green sign was revealed to the large attending audience. The ceremony was live-streamed so that Coast Guard members around the nation could witness the presentation and the Commandant’s presence here in Savannah.

Chatham County is the 26th community in the U.S. to receive this prestigious Coast Guard designation, according to Navy League South Atlantic Region National Director, Patricia Yovich.  Several people worked very hard to make this happen for Chatham County, to include long-time local Navy League Past President, Pat Yovich, and former Coast Guard Air Station Savannah Commander, Captain Marshall Branch, now assigned as CG liaison to the U.S. Navy in Norfolk, VA.  Sincere thanks to our Coast Guard for their great work each day saving lives and preserving property at sea.