Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay holds change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay holds change of command
CLEVELAND – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay held a change of command ceremony at the Coast Guard’s Cleveland Moorings facility Friday morning. Lt. Cmdr. Molly Waters was relieved as commanding officer by Lt. Joshua Zike during the ceremony as Rear Adm. Fred M. Midgette, commander of the Coast Guard 9th District, presided. Waters had been the commanding officer of the cutter since...

Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor holds change-of-command ceremony

Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor holds change-of-command ceremony
SEATTLE — Cmdr. Michael L. Schoonover relieved Cmdr. Thomas P. Sullivan as commanding officer of Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Bangor, during a change-of-command ceremony held at Naval Base Kitsap in Silverdale, Friday. Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich, commander of the 13th Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony. Schoonover previously served as the chief of response at Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence to return following 61-day deployment in the Caribbean

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence to return following 61-day deployment in the Caribbean
MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence is scheduled to return to their homeport in Port Canaveral, Florida, Saturday following a 61-day deployment in the Caribbean Sea. On May 27, the crew of the Confidence departed Port Canaveral to conduct a homeland security, law enforcement, alien migrant interdiction and drug interdiction patrol in support of Operation South East Watch. Operation...

New commanding officer reports aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Forward

New commanding officer reports aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Forward
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Cmdr. Joseph J. Sundland relieved Capt. Gregory D. Wisener of the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward during a change of command ceremony at Base Portsmouth Friday. Sundland reports from the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf in Alameda, California, where he served as the executive officer. Vice Adm. William “Dean” Lee, Coast Guard Atlantic...

Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston holds Change of Command

Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston holds Change of Command
HOUSTON — A Coast Guard lieutenant commander and graduate of Hastings High School in Houston, took command of Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston during a ceremony in Galveston Thursday. Lt. Cmdr. Steve Morris and his wife are both from Houston and he enlisted in the Coast Guard through the recruiting station here. Lt. Cmdr. Chad Holm salutes Lt. Cmdr. Steve Morris as responsibility to command...

Coast Guard 9th District accepts Admiral Russell R. Waeshe Award

Coast Guard 9th District accepts Admiral Russell R. Waeshe Award
CLEVELAND — Representatives of the Coast Guard 9th District in Cleveland accepted the Admiral Russell R. Waesche Award, Thursday, in Long Beach, California. The award was presented at the Reserve Officers Association national convention and honors the Reserve program with fewer than 600 positions that best integrates reservists into Coast Guard operational missions. Part of the District’s...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland scheduled to return home after successful patrol in Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard Cutter Northland scheduled to return home after successful patrol in Caribbean Sea
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Northland is scheduled to return to Base Portsmouth Thursday evening following a 63-day patrol deployment in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation Martillo and Caribe Venture. While on patrol, on July 8, the Northland detected the suspicious 68-foot motor vessel An-Nur transiting the Caribbean Sea with five crewmembers onboard....

America’s Tall Ship, Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, to visit Bourne

America's Tall Ship, Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, to visit Bourne
BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, in Bourne, Massachusetts, July 24, at 2:40 p.m. as part of their 2014 cadet summer training deployment. The Eagle is visiting Bourne for the Cape Cod Canal Centennial celebration. The Eagle will be open for free public tours on: Friday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 26 from 1...

Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay welcomes new commanding officer

Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay welcomes new commanding officer
McKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — Capt. Arthur Snyder assumed command of Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay from Capt. Salvatore Palmeri during a change of command ceremony Friday. As commander of the Sector, Snyder will oversee Coast Guard operations for 250 miles of coastline from the Mendocino-Sonoma County line north to the California-Oregon border. He will also direct Coast Guard boats and aircraft to...