External Affairs is a command function aimed at building and maintaining relationships among the community, elected officials and media. The Fifth District External Affairs program is divided into Governmental Affairs who field formal and informal congressional inquires and elected official visits throughout the district, and Public Affairs who provide coverage of newsworthy command events, Community Relations, Media Relations for the district. Each of these interdependent outreach efforts are critical to educating the American public about the important work the Coast Guard does for our Nation and our community.
Additionally, the Fifth District External Affairs program provides guidance to units and training for collateral-duty Public Affairs and Governmental Affairs Officers throughout the district.
To contact the District-Wide after Hours Duty Public Affairs Officer call (757) 295-8435. During office hours call (757) 398-6272 Main Office, (410) 576-2541 PA Detachment Baltimore.