Coast Guard Cutter James commanding officer temporarily relieved

Coast Guard Cutter James commanding officer temporarily relieved
The Coast Guard Cutter James is shown with its deployed 26-foot over-the-horizon cutter boat and a go-fast vessel interdicted in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754), Capt. Marc Brandt, was temporarily relieved of duties Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander of Coast Guard Atlantic...

Atlantic Area visits Coast Guard World War II heroes in Belgium

Atlantic Area visits Coast Guard World War II heroes in Belgium
Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, and Command Master Chief Jeremy DeMello, also of Atlantic Area, joined Capt. Gretchen Bailey, the new commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe, on June 13, 2022, in a visit to the Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium. Lunday and DeMello were in Europe to oversee the transfer of command of Activities Europe from Capt....

Coast Guard Atlantic Area holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Atlantic Area holds change of command ceremony
Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday stands with Vice Adm. Steven Poulin under the watchful eye of Adm. Karl Schultz, at a change of command ceremony on May 24, 2022, at U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Virginia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Magee) PORTSMOUTH, Va.— Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday relieved Vice Adm. Steven Poulin as the Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander during a...

Coast Guard participates in Exercise Argus

Coast Guard participates in Exercise Argus
The USCGC Maple (WLB 207) crew participate in a search and rescue and pollution response exercise. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jose Hernandez) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard participated in the Danish Joint Arctic Command’s annual joint large-scale Exercise Argus in Southern Greenland, June 21- 25. Deployed forces demonstrated U.S. Coast Guard capabilities to...

Coast Guard ships depart Puerto Rico on mission to strengthen Trans-Atlantic ties

Coast Guard ships depart Puerto Rico on mission to strengthen Trans-Atlantic ties
The Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) with the Sentinel-class fast response cutters USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) and USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) departed Puerto Rico to transit the North Atlantic to Europe, April 1, 2021. Hamilton is escorting the fast response cutters across the Atlantic before conducting a patrol in the U.S. Navy’s Sixth Fleet area of responsibility...

Coast Guard welcomes new Atlantic Area Commander

Coast Guard welcomes new Atlantic Area Commander
Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, incoming commander of the Coast Guard Atlantic Command, addresses the audience during his change-of-command ceremony in Portsmouth, Virginia, June 10, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Vice Adm. Steven D. Poulin assumed duties as Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force East Commander, and Director...

The shipwreck that changed the Coast Guard forever

The shipwreck that changed the Coast Guard forever
The Marine Electric, a 605-foot cargo ship, as seen underway before its capsizing and sinking on Feb. 12, 1983.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki When the clock tolled 12 a.m. on Feb. 12, 1983, the 605-foot cargo ship Marine Electric trekked northward 30 miles off Virginia’s Eastern Shore, plowing slowly through the gale-force winds and waves stirred up by...

Coast Guard Atlantic Area welcomes new acting commander

Coast Guard Atlantic Area welcomes new acting commander
Coast Guard Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander, Atlantic Area, left, salutes Rear Adm. Scott A. Buschman, right to signify the change of command of Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Friday, May 18, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) YORKTOWN, Va. — Rear Adm. Scott A. Buschman assumed duties as acting Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander and acting commander of Defense...

Coast Guard Atlantic Area holds Master Chief Petty Officers change of watch

Coast Guard Atlantic Area holds Master Chief Petty Officers change of watch
Master Chief Petty Officer James H. Bach and Master Chief Petty Officer Charles “Rob” Bushey shake hands as Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz applauds them in a change of watch ceremony May 8, 2018 in Norfolk, Virginia. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Stanton. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Atlantic Area command held a ceremony to officially...