President Preserves U.S. Coast Guard Funding

The year-long battle to maintain Cost Guard funding - and keep the 85-member MSST unit in Camden County - saw success in February when President Obama submitted an FY 2011 budget which maintains Coast Guard funding at FY 2010 levels. The President's preliminary budget proposed a 2% reduction, which would have made the Coast Guard the only armed service to face a budget cut.

The Camden Partnership, with help from Navy League Georgia Area President Keith Post, lead a nation-wide effort to convince the President to reinstate funding for the Coast Guard before sending his budget to Congress. The President's budget still faces debate and approval by the House and Senate.

Click to read "Coast Guard lobbying efforts pay off" from the February 18, 2011, Tribune & Georgian, and "MSST will stay in Camden," a February 18, 2011, Tribune & Georgian editorial.

The fight's not over, so please visit our Coast Guard Budget page where you can:

  • Learn more about this important issue
  • Read position papers and correspondence already sent to hundreds of decision makers in Washington
  • Find telephone, mail and e-mail contacts for elected officials
  • Learn how you can help protect the budget of this under-valued, under-appreciated and under-funded armed force.

The future of our Coast Guard and the security of our nation depend on it.

Sheila McNeill
President The Camden Partnership
Camden County, Georgia - Home to Many of our Guardians
Past National President Navy League of the United States