Coast Guard takes part in Norfolk State University Veterans Day Program

Coast Guard takes part in Norfolk State University Veterans Day Program
Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, speaks during a Veterans Day event at Norfolk State University, Nov. 9, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Stanton PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area and Rear Adm. Erroll M. Brown, Coast Guard retired, spoke during a Veterans Day event at Norfolk State University...

Coast Guard Atlantic Area personnel respond to Hurricane Harvey from Hampton Roads, Va.

Coast Guard Atlantic Area personnel respond to Hurricane Harvey from Hampton Roads, Va.
Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, monitor search and rescue cases Sept. 1, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Atlantic Area personnel stationed in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area continue to respond to the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. Local Coast Guard units providing support...

Coast Guard Air Station Houston conducts Hurricane Harvey rescue operations

Coast Guard Air Station Houston conducts Hurricane Harvey rescue operations
WASHINGTON – Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews evacuate Houston residents in flooded areas Aug. 29, 2017. Coast Guard air crews from around the nation are assisting in rescue efforts. In total, there are 21 helicopters assisting with around-the-clock rescue operations in Houston: seven MH-60 Jayhawks and 14 MH-65 Dolphins. “The Coast Guard is continuing to work...

Coast Guard helicopter crews evacuate Houston residents

Coast Guard helicopter crews evacuate Houston residents
Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews evacuate Houston residents in flooded areas Aug. 28, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo/released). WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews evacuate Houston residents in flooded areas Aug. 28, 2017. To date, two Sector San Diego helicopter crews have deployed for the hurricane response efforts. In total,...

Coast Guard punt team rescues survivors in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Coast Guard punt team rescues survivors in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
U.S. Coast Guard flood Punt team helps survivors evacuate Houston floods during Hurricane Harvey.  WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard flood punt team helps survivors evacuate Houston floods during Hurricane Harvey Sunday. Punts are small boat teams that respond to floods or natural disasters. There are three punt teams, with three boats each, operating in Houston. Coast Guard air and ground teams...

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand next to approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine Dec. 15, 2016. Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades Thursday worth an estimated $715 million wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean since Oct. 1. The...

Coast Guard Atlantic Area holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Atlantic Area holds change-of-command ceremony
YORKTOWN, Va. — Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz assumed command of Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Defense Force East and DHS Joint Task Force-East during a change-of-command ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Virginia. Schultz relieved Vice Adm. William “Dean” Lee, who served as the Atlantic Area commander since May 2014. Before assuming command of Atlantic Area, Lee served...

Coast Guard Atlantic Area to hold change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Atlantic Area to hold change-of-command ceremony
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz is scheduled to assume command of Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Defense Force East and DHS Joint Task Force-East during a change-of-command ceremony Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown in Yorktown, Virginia. Schultz will relieve Vice Adm. William “Dean” Lee, who served as the Atlantic Area commander since May 2014. Before...

Coast Guard member sentenced for violating UCMJ article

Coast Guard member sentenced for violating UCMJ article
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A Coast Guard member charged with violating an article of the Uniform Code of Military Justice pled guilty to a lesser included offense as part of a pre-trial agreement and was sentenced Friday during a special court-martial in Norfolk, Virginia. Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Cote, 32, pled guilty in accordance with a pre-trial agreement to two specifications of violation of Article...