Gold Ancient Mariner Assumes Command of Coast Guard Atlantic Area

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); PORTSMOUTH, Va. (D5 Public Affairs) – The U.S. Coast Guard’s longest qualified cutterman, known as the “Gold Ancient Mariner,” assumed command of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area here today, taking responsibility for oversight of all Coast Guard operations from the Rocky Mountains...

Cutter Venturous Returns Home from 30 Day Patrol

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.(D7 Public Affairs) – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, homeported in St. Petersburg, is scheduled to return home Friday, at 9 a.m., after a busy 30-day patrol in the Florida Straits. Venturous patrolled the Florida Straits while working in close cooperation with the Royal Bahamian Defense Force in efforts to disrupt the flow of illegal alien migrant and narcotic smuggling...

Change of command ceremony to be held at Port Security Unit 313 in Tacoma

SEATTLE (D13 Public Affairs) – Cmdr. James Andrews will relieve Cmdr. James Howatson as Commanding Officer of Port Security Unit 313 during an official ceremony July 12, at 2:00 p.m. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored military tradition aboard ships and shore units. It represents a total transfer of responsibility and authority from one individual to another and gives formal recognition...

NESU Charleston Hosts Change of Command

CHARLESTON, S.C. (D7 Public Affairs) – A change of command ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Coast Guard Naval Engineering Support Unit Charleston, Friday at 10:30 a.m. Cmdr. Kenneth D. Ivery will be relinquishing command of NESU Charleston to Cmdr. John R. Helton, after serving as the commanding officer since 2005. Ivery attended Officer Candidate School in 1989 and upon graduation he...

Sector Buffalo Change of Command Monday

BUFFALO, N.Y. (D9 Public Affairs) – Capt. Scott Ferguson will transfer command of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo to Capt. Robert Burchell, here, in a change-of-command ceremony Monday, July 14, 2008, at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held at Sector Buffalo, located at 1 Fuhrmann Boulevard here. Ferguson will depart here to serve as the Chief of Prevention at the Seventh Coast Guard District, located...

Coast Guard Cutter Marlin change of command Thursday

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. (D7 Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard Cutter Marlin, homeported in Fort Myers Beach,will host a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach, located at 719 San Carlos Drive, in Fort Myers Beach. Capt. Joseph A. Servidio, commander of Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., will preside over the ceremony as Lt.j.g. Jeffery D....

Coast Guard Cutter SPAR to hold change of command

KODIAK, Alaska (D17 Public Affairs) – Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Keith M. Ropella will assume command of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR during a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, at the Coast Guard base aboard the SPAR. Ropella, a native of Green Bay, Wisc., will officially relieve Lt. Cmdr. Anthony A. Stobbe of command of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR. The change of command...

New Captain to Take Command of Sector Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (D17 Public Affairs) – Coast Guard Sector Anchorage is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony Friday, July 11 at 1 p.m. at the National Guard Armory on Fort Richardson Army Base. Coast Guard Capt. Mark DeVries, Sector Anchorage commanding officer, will be relinquishing command to Capt. Mark Hamilton during a time-honored military tradition that formally transfers command. The...

Sector Field Office Grand Haven Change of Command

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – Lt. Cmdr. Robert Hemp will relieve Lt. Cmdr. Steve Lowe of command of Sector Field Office Grand Haven in a change of command ceremony Friday, July 11, 2008 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held here at Escanaba Memorial Park. Lowe assumed command of Sector Field Office Grand Haven in August 2006. As Commanding Officer, Lowe was in charge of more than 40 active duty, reserve...