Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles receives new commanding officer

11th Coast Guard District News

LOS ANGELES — Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles received a new commanding officer Friday morning during a change-of-command ceremony held at the Air Station at Los Angeles International Airport.

Coast Guard Cmdr. Michael T. Trimpert, commanding officer for Air Station Los Angeles, relinquished command to Cmdr. Timothy J. Schang, during a time-honored military tradition that formally transfers command.

The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition, which formally restates that the continuity of command will be maintained. It is a formal ritual, conducted before the assembled company of the command and invited guests. It conveys to the officers, enlisted personnel, civilian employees, and auxiliary members of the Coast Guard that although the authority of command is relinquished by one person and is assumed by another, it is still maintained without interruption.

Cmdr. Schang reports to Air Station Los Angeles from his previous tour serving as the operations officer for Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, the Coast Guard’s busiest all-helicopter unit.

Cmdr. Trimpert, Air Station Los Angeles’ commanding officer since July 2009, will be assuming his future assignment as the Coast Guard’s 2011/2012 RAND Corporation Fellow in Santa Monica, Calif.

Air Station Los Angeles has four MH-65 Dolphin helicopters. Its missions include Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Alien Migration Interdiction Operations, and Homeland Security Patrols.

 

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