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...

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...