Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Ga., to hold change of command ceremony

SAVANNAH, Ga. – A change of command ceremony aboard Coast Guard Air Station Savannah will commence Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Commander Gregory T. Fuller will relieve Cmdr. Timothy A. Tobiasz during a time-honored military tradition to formally transfer command.

Tobiasz holds an Aeronautics Bachelor’s of Science and a Master’s of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College.

Tobiasz’s previous assignments include Coast Guard Headquarters budget and program reviewer, and military liaison to the U.S. Senate Coast Guard Congressional Affairs.

Tobiasz’s duty tours included Coast Guard Air Stations Clearwater, Fla., Coast Guard Air Station San Diego, Calif., Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Ala., and Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, La.

Tobiasz will be reporting to Harvard’s National Security Fellowship in Cambridge, Mass.

Commander Fuller reports from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay, Calif., were he served as the operations officer and deputy group commander.

Presiding over the ceremony will be Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Commander Coast Guard District Seven.

Since 1963, Air Station Savannah has provided the Atlantic Coast with search and rescue coverage 24-hours a day, 365-days a year. Coverage spans from the northern border of S.C., to Melbourne, Fla. Air Station Savannah and its air facility in Charleston, S.C., average more than 280 search and rescue cases annually, saving or assisting approximately 115-people.

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