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...

Secretary of Homeland Security announces selection of the 26th Commandant of the US Coast Guard

Secretary of Homeland Security announces selection of the 26th Commandant of the US Coast Guard
WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced the nomination by President Donald J. Trump of Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz to be the 26th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Thursday. Vice Adm. Schultz, the commander of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area, currently serves as the operational commander for all Coast Guard missions from the Rocky Mountains to the Arabian Gulf,...

Coast Guard takes part in Norfolk State University Veterans Day Program

Coast Guard takes part in Norfolk State University Veterans Day Program
Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, speaks during a Veterans Day event at Norfolk State University, Nov. 9, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Stanton PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Vice Adm. Karl Schultz, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area and Rear Adm. Erroll M. Brown, Coast Guard retired, spoke during a Veterans Day event at Norfolk State University...

Coast Guard Atlantic Area personnel respond to Hurricane Harvey from Hampton Roads, Va.

Coast Guard Atlantic Area personnel respond to Hurricane Harvey from Hampton Roads, Va.
Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, monitor search and rescue cases Sept. 1, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Atlantic Area personnel stationed in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area continue to respond to the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. Local Coast Guard units providing support...

Coast Guard Air Station Houston conducts Hurricane Harvey rescue operations

Coast Guard Air Station Houston conducts Hurricane Harvey rescue operations
WASHINGTON – Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews evacuate Houston residents in flooded areas Aug. 29, 2017. Coast Guard air crews from around the nation are assisting in rescue efforts. In total, there are 21 helicopters assisting with around-the-clock rescue operations in Houston: seven MH-60 Jayhawks and 14 MH-65 Dolphins. “The Coast Guard is continuing to work...

Coast Guard helicopter crews evacuate Houston residents

Coast Guard helicopter crews evacuate Houston residents
Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews evacuate Houston residents in flooded areas Aug. 28, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo/released). WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews evacuate Houston residents in flooded areas Aug. 28, 2017. To date, two Sector San Diego helicopter crews have deployed for the hurricane response efforts. In total,...