Shipwreck survivor meets with Coast Guard rescuers in Portsmouth, VA

Shipwreck survivor meets with Coast Guard rescuers in Portsmouth, VA
From left to right: Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class John Fuller, Petty Officer 2nd Class Brittany Wygand, Petty Officer 1st Class Andrea Cobb, shipwreck survivor Jacob Van Ommen, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Luker, Lt. j.g. Bradley Milliken and Capt. Kevin Carroll pose for a group photo during an event on Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia, Aug. 16, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist...

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads hosts Australian master’s students

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads hosts Australian master’s students
William Burket, director of emergency operations at the Virginia Port Authority in Norfolk, Virginia, explains the capabilities of the Port Authority Command 1 (PAC-1)  during a tour of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth, Virginia, May 25, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads personnel hosted students...

Coast Guard establishes new product line in Portsmouth, Va.

Coast Guard establishes new product line in Portsmouth, Va.
Cmdr. Travis Rasmussen, Waterways Operations Product Line (WOPL) Manager in Portsmouth Virginia, speaks during a ceremony at Base Portsmouth, Sept. 7, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard established a new product line during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Wednesday. The Waterways Operations Product Line (WOPL) was...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Cmdr. Gregory A. Shouse salutes Cmdr. Andrew D. Meverden during a change of command ceremony onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear at Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, June 17, 2016.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Turner Adair PORTSMOUTH, Va – Cmdr. Gregory A. Shouse relieved Cmdr. Andrew D. Meverden of the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of the...

100 Korean War veterans visit Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Va.

100 Korean War veterans visit Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Va.
Coast Guardsmen at Base Portsmouth, Va., salute the arrival of two buses carrying Korean War veterans and their familes. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guardsmen hosted approximately 100 Korean War veterans along with their spouses and family members Sept. 30 at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth. The group Veterans of the Korean War visited the...

Coast Guard participates in oil spill response exercise in Portsmouth, Va.

Coast Guard participates in oil spill response exercise in Portsmouth, Va.
Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck (left), Coast Guard 5th District commander, speaks with Capt. Richard J. Wester (center), Sector Hampton Roads deputy commander, and Capt. Christopher S. Keane (right), Sector Hampton Roads commander, during a simulated oil spill exercise. Multiple agencies, including the Navy and Coast Guard, participated in a joint training exercise . (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty...

Coast Guard Reserve Unit Joint Staff-South changes command

Coast Guard Reserve Unit Joint Staff-South changes command
Capt. Karl Leonard (right), commanding officer of Coast Guard Reserve Unit, Joint Staff-South in Suffolk, transfers command to Capt. James “Tory” Cobb (left). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guardsmen at Reserve Unit, Joint Staff-South in Suffolk, transferred command Saturday during a change-of-command and retirement ceremony in Portsmouth. Capt....

Coast Guard Base Portsmouth holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Base Portsmouth holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Brenda Kerr (left) assumes the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Base Portsmouth from Capt. Joel Dolbeck (right), under the supervision of Rear Adm. Thomas W. Jones Friday in Portsmouth, VA. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Dominick Bulone)PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard personnel at Base Portsmouth held a change-of-command ceremony Friday in Portsmouth. Capt....

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds Change of Command

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds Change of Command
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Cmdr. Andrew D. Meverden relieved Capt. David W. Ramassini of the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Monday. Meverden reports from the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche in Alameda, California, where he served as the Executive Officer. Vice Adm. William “Dean” Lee, Coast...