ISS2 2017

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Reserve Celebrates 76th Anniversary On February 21st the Director of Reserve, Rear Adm. Kurt Hinrichs, presided over the official ceremony commemorating the 76th Anniversary of the establishment of the Coast Guard Reserve. The celebration was held at the Douglas A. Munroe Headquarters building in Washington, D.C., and was attended by numerous Coast Guard leaders including the Deputy Commandant for Operations, Vice Adm. Charles Ray and Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, Vice Adm. Sandra Stosz. Despite the many challenges faced by the Reserve over the past few months, Rear Adm. Hinrichs took time "not just to reflect on where we've been, but to look to the horizon with optimism." He mentioned two specific areas for optimism; the direction of the Reserve and, most importantly, the adaptability and resilience of Coast Guard reservists. During the ceremony Hinrichs noted, "Our direction has never been clearer" as seen in the Commandant's establishment of prioritized missions expected of the Reserve Component. To help "provide all members of the Coast Guard a clear understanding of the purpose and direction of the Reserve," Hinrichs unveiled brand-new Reserve Mission and Vision Statements. These statements will also serve as basis for development of a comprehensive, multi-year strategy for building and managing the Reserve Component. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Hinrichs and Coast Guard Reserve Force Master Chief Eric Johnson cut the ceremonial cake with assistance from three newly advanced reservists IT2 Carlos Amaro, IT2 Mark Konik and IT2 Charles Fries. The readiness and responsiveness of IT2 Amaro, IT2 Konik and IT2 Fries to the needs of the Coast Guard, as exemplified by their current willingness to serve on active duty orders in support of the Coast Guard Cyber Command, are the epitome of what it is to be a reservist. Their sense of duty, purpose and responsibility along with that of hundreds of other Coast Guard reservists, honors those who came before and serves as an inspiration to those who will follow. — Submitted by Cmdr. Alex Foos, CG-1313 USCG Reserve celebrated its 76th Anniversary during a ceremony at CG Headquarters on February 21, 2017. Shown here cutting the anniversary cake are (L-R) CGRF-MC Eric Johnson, i T2 Charles Brent Fries (A do S, ES d New York), i T2 Carlos Amaros (A do S, ES d Atlantic City), i T2 Mark Eric A do S Konik (A do S, ES d New York) and Rear Adm. K. Hinrichs, d irector of Reserve and Military Personnel. iNSET : The 76th Anniversary logo. Photo by: PA2 Emaia Rise 16 RESERVIST � Issue 2 • 2017

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