Stars and Stripes: Change of command comes for Coast Guard

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By Bryce S. Dubee, Stars and Stripes
Pacific edition, Sunday, July 22, 2007

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Gerald M. Swanson took command Friday of a region that includes 41 countries spanning 12 time zones and two oceans.

Yet the base of operations of his USCG Activities Far East is not a bustling port; it is at land-locked Yokota Air Base, where the closest body of water is the nearby Tama River and the closest U.S. coast is 1,500 miles away on Guam.

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