Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in York River, Va.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in York River, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and other agencies suspended the search Tuesday for a man last seen in Gloucester Point near the Gloucester Point Boat Ramp. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Missing is 58-year-old Michael Ballard of Montpelier, Hanover County, who did not return from his Monday kayaking trip. Crews from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, others search for missing man in York River, Va.

Coast Guard, others search for missing man in York River, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a missing man Tuesday in the York River who was last seen in Gloucester Point near the Gloucester Point Boat Ramp. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth were notified at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday by the Virginia Marine Police that 58-year-old Michael Ballard was reported missing after he did not return from...

Astoria-based Coast Guardsman dies while attending training in Virginia

Astoria-based Coast Guardsman dies while attending training in Virginia
WASHINGTON — An Astoria, Oregon-based Coast Guardsman died Monday at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown in Virginia. Lt. j.g. Devin J. Hepner, 34, of Logan, Utah, was found unresponsive in his barracks room Monday morning and was transported by local emergency medical services to Mary Immaculate Hospital where he later died. Hepner was serving at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River/Marine Safety...

Training Center Cape May Hosts Foreign Military Class

Training Center Cape May Hosts Foreign Military Class
Captain Owen Gibbons, commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., speaks to members of foreign military during their visit to the training center, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May played host to a group of foreign military visitors, Monday, as part of the group’s tour of...

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 units deploy for international Exercise Tradewinds 2016

Coast Guard units deploy for international Exercise Tradewinds 2016
Coast Guard boats from partner nations pull up to the pier in St. George’s, Grenada, June 7, 2016 after completing on-water training as part of Exercise Tradewinds 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Coast Guard units from the Hampton Roads, Virginia, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina, areas are participating in Phase I of the U.S....

Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown changes command

Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown changes command
 Capt. Reed Stephenson (left) is relieved by  as commanding officer of Training Center Yorktown, Va., during a change of command and retirement ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Andy Winz) YORKTOWN, Va. — Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown held a change of command ceremony Thursday, in Yorktown. Capt. Reed Stephenson relinquished command to Capt. Jay Vann. The ceremony also marked...

Coast Guard Force Readiness Command to hold change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Force Readiness Command to hold change-of-command ceremony
ORKTOWN, Va. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony Friday at 1 p.m. for the Coast Guard Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM) at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown in Yorktown. Rear Adm. Scott Buschman will relinquish command to Rear Adm. David Throop during a time-honored military tradition. A military unit’s change of command is a transfer of total responsibility,...