Past Event

David Helvarg: The U.S. Coast Guard Today

Mon, Jul 27 2009 - 6:00pm

The U.S. Coast Guard Today: Risks and Challenges

David Helvarg, Author, Rescue Warriors: The US Coast Guard, America’s Forgotten Heroes

The U.S. Coast Guard will soon celebrate its 220th year of stewardship of our nation’s seas. Today’s 50,000 “Coasties” save dozens of lives on any given day in daring sea rescues and oil spill cleanups, immigration detail and protecting our shores from terrorist attacks. Helvarg spent two years riding on Coast Guard boats and aircraft from Hawaii to the North Arabian Gulf. Get a rare glimps at the history of America’s forgotten heroes.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking, 6 p.m. program
Cost: MEMBERS FREE, $15 non-members
Program Organizer: Carol DiBenedetto