5th Coast Guard District Holds Change of Command

5th Coast Guard District Holds Change of Command
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Meredith Austin shakes hands with Rear Adm. Keith Smith during the 5th District change of command ceremony Aug. 10, 2018, in Norfolk, Virginia.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Andrew Winz)   NORFOLK, Va. – Coast Guard Rear Adm. Keith Smith assumed command of the 5th Coast Guard District from Rear Adm. Meredith Austin during a change of command ceremony Friday. Smith...

Coast Guard searching mid-Atlantic region for overdue 73-year-old sailor

Coast Guard searching mid-Atlantic region for overdue 73-year-old sailor
Joseph Calland, a 73-year-old French sailor who was reported as overdue after issuing a mayday call about 45 miles southeast of Cape Henry, Virginia, July 30, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Maritime Rescue Coordination Center Gris-Nez) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue French sailor between North Carolina and New York City Wednesday. Watchstanders in the 5th...

Coast Guard 5th District holds change of command ceremony in Portsmouth, VA

Coast Guard 5th District holds change of command ceremony in Portsmouth, VA
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck assumed command of the Coast Guard’s 5th District during a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. Metruck relieved Rear Adm. Steven H. Ratti, who has served as the 5th District’s commander since April 2012. As commander of the 5th District, Metruck will oversee operations in navigable waters from the middle...

Cape May instructor named top Coast Guardsman in mid-Atlantic region

Cape May instructor named top Coast Guardsman in mid-Atlantic region
CAPE MAY, N.J. – A local Coast Guardsman will be named the Enlisted Person of the Year for 2012 in the 5th Coast Guard District Friday at 8:30 a.m. Petty Officer 1st Class Christie Herms from Houston, a lead instructor at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, was selected as the Enlisted Person of the Year from more than 3,000 active duty Coast Guardsmen stationed in New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania,...