Coast Guard Names New Enlisted Ancient Mariner

The Coast Guard announced today that Master Chief Petty Officer Richard Vobornik will assume the title of Enlisted Ancient Mariner from Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Kukla during a ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, VA on July 17.  Senior Chief Kukla is retiring after 30 years of service.  Master Chief Vobornik will become the ninth Enlisted Ancient Mariner since the inception...

The Ancients Gather for Ancient Keeper Change of Watch

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. – The four ‘Ancients’ had the rare opportunity to spend the morning together during the first ever ancient keeper change of watch ceremony where Galvin took over as the new ancient keeper from Master Chief Petty Officer John Downey, who retired immediately after the ceremony. The enlisted ancient albatross is the enlisted aircrew member on active duty with the earliest...