Coast Guard commandant posts Twitter message to personnel

The Coast Guard posted a message and video on Twitter Tuesday from Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz on the “unacceptable” affect that the lapse in appropriations has had on Coast Guard personnel.

Schultz’s Twitter post said: “Your Coast Guard leadership team and the American people stand in awe of your continued dedication to duty, resilience, and that of your families. I find it unacceptable that members must rely on food pantries and donations to get through day-to-day life.”

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David Krapf

David Krapf has been editor of WorkBoat, the nation’s leading trade magazine for the inland and coastal waterways industry, since 1999. He is responsible for overseeing the editorial direction of the publication. Krapf has been in the publishing industry since 1987, beginning as a reporter and editor with daily and weekly newspapers in the Houston area. He also was the editor of a transportation industry daily in New Orleans before joining WorkBoat as a contributing editor in 1992. He has been covering the transportation industry since 1989, and has a degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Oswego, and also studied journalism at the University of Houston.

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