Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City to host change-of-command ceremony

5th Coast Guard District News
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony Friday at 10 a.m.

During the ceremony, Capt. Peter A. Mingo, a native of New London, Conn., will assume command of the air station from Capt. Nicholas A. Bartolotta who has served as the commanding officer since July 2010.

Mingo most recently served as the chief of incident management for the Coast Guard’s 13th District in Seattle, Wash., which encompasses the Pacific Northwest. Bartolotta will report to the Coast Guard’s 9th District in Cleveland, Ohio, where he will serve as the chief of response.

The air station crew supports a wide range of Coast Guard missions including search and rescue, law enforcement, port security and marine environmental protection for the coastline of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The air station also has aircraft and crews dedicated to protect the nation’s capital 24 hours a day.

The crew of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., poses for a group photo in front of the unit's helicopter hangar Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Air Station Atlantic City crewmembers operate and maintain MH-65 Dolphin helicopters and carry out missions such as homeland security, law enforcement, and search and rescue. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen

The crew of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., poses for a group photo in front of the unit’s helicopter hangar Wednesday, May 29, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen

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