Coast Guard receives new district commander for California operations

Coast Guard receives new district commander for California operations
Vice Admiral Linda Fagan, the Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, presents a Legion of Merit award to Rear Admiral Todd Sokalzuk during his change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California, June 28, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) ALAMEDA, Calif. — Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier replaced Rear Adm. Todd A. Sokalzuk as the commander of the Coast...

Coast Guard names Pacific Southwest active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year

Coast Guard names Pacific Southwest active duty, reserve enlisted persons of the year
Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, congratulates Petty Officer 2nd Class Stacy Pagozalski, a yeoman at the Eleventh Coast Guard District Administrative Branch in Alameda, Calif., after she was named the enlisted person of the year at a ceremony March 10, 2017 in Petaluma, Calif. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) SAN FRANCISCO – Two Pacific...

Coast Guard 11th District personnel hold change of command ceremony

Coast Guard 11th District personnel hold change of command ceremony
The 11th Coast Guard District’s incoming commander Rear Adm. Todd Sokalzuk shakes hands with outgoing district commander, Rear Adm. Joseph Servidio during a change-of-command ceremony held at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Thursday, July 7, 2016.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart ALAMEDA, Calif. — Rear Adm. Todd A. Sokalzuk assumed command of the 11th...

Video – 11th Coast Guard District holds change of command ceremony

 Video - 11th Coast Guard District holds change of command ceremony
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Rear Adm. Joseph A. Servidio assumed command of the 11th Coast Guard District from Rear Adm. Karl L. Schultz during a change-of-command ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Island. As commander of the 11th District, Servidio will oversee Coast Guard operations in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah, coastal and offshore operations from the California-Oregon border to the U.S. Mexico...

Rear Adm. Karl Schultz takes the helm of the 11th Coast Guard District

Rear Adm. Karl Schultz takes the helm of the 11th Coast Guard District
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard Rear Adm. Karl L. Schultz took the helm from Rear Adm. Joseph “Pepe” Castillo as commander of the 11th Coast Guard District during a change of command ceremony held at Coast Guard Island, Thursday. Prior to assuming the role as the 11th Coast Guard District’s new senior leader, Schultz most recently served as the Director for Governmental and Public...

Calif. Air National Guard rescues injured fishermen hundreds of miles offshore

MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. — California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing have successfully completed the rescue of two injured fishermen from a Chinese fishing vessel about 700 miles off the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. The rescue phase of the mission began Sunday when Guardian Angel Pararescuemen parachuted off an MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft into the Pacific Ocean and boarded...

Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command Schedules Command Change

COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, Calif. – The former chief of staff of the 11th Coast Guard District here will assume command of Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific here during a change of command ceremony scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday here. Rear Adm. Timothy Sullivan, who has served as Commander, First Coast Guard District and Commander, Maritime Defense Command One in Boston...