The U.S. Naval Institute is maintaining and preserving the former Naval Historical Foundation website so readers and former NHF members can still access past issues of Pull Together and other content. NHF has decommissioned and is no longer accepting new members or donations. NHF members are being converted to members of the Naval Institute. If you have questions, please contact the Naval Institute via email at [email protected] or by phone at 800-233-8764.Not a member of the Naval Institute? Here’s how to join!
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Lecture: U.S. Navy Memorial Celebrates the U.S. Coast Guard’s 222nd Birthday

August 3, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

Author on Deck Presentation and Book Signing

As part of the United States Navy Memorial’s Authors on Deck book lecture series and in celebration of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 222nd Birthday, author Thomas P. Ostrom will present The United States Coast Guard and National Defense (McFarland; October 10, 2011).  Following his presentation, Ostrom will be available for a Q&A session and book signing.

Through his chronicle, Ostrom examines the Coast Guard’s role in port security, ship inspection and safety, law enforcement, search and rescue and national defense at home and abroad through the context of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War and War on Terror.  Among the topics discussed are defense threats, drug trafficking and border security, as well as Coast Guard personnel, training, leadership and assets in their mission to protect the nation’s security.

COST: Free and open to the public

CONTACT: 202-737-2300

Thomas P. Ostrom, historian and political commentator, has been writing a series of books chronicling the history of the Coast Guard. Ostrom is a retired Rochester Community and Technical College Instructor and a Coast Guard Veteran.  He is currently a member of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, U.S. Navy Memorial, Foundation for Coast Guard History and the Naval Historical Foundation.

Visit the U.S. Navy Memorial on the web to learn more:


August 3, 2012
12:00 pm
Event Categories:


United States Navy Memorial
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC United States
+ Google Map


United States Navy Memorial