Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home after 50 day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home after 50 day deployment
Coast Guard Cutter Legare 912) patrols in the Caribbean in April 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare (WMEC 912) returned to its homeport at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, after a seven week counter-narcotic patrol in the Central Caribbean on Thursday. The crew of the Legare was deployed in support of Operation Unified Resolve/Martillo...

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane welcomes new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane welcomes new commanding officer
Cmdr. Dorothy Hernaez receives a Meritorious Service Medal for service as commanding officer of the USCGC Harriet Lane, April 21, 2021 (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Katy Kilroy) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Cmdr. Benjamin Goff relieved Cmdr. Dorothy Hernaez as commanding officer of the USCGC Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) in a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Wednesday. Vice Admiral Steven...

Coast Guard to commission 41st Fast Response Cutter

Coast Guard to commission 41st Fast Response Cutter
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard will commission the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia’s first Sentinel-class cutter, into service at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Thursday at 1 p.m. EST. Due to COVID mitigation, in-person attendance is limited. Anyone interested in viewing the ceremony live may do so at http://bit.ly/WPC1411Com. Adm. Karl Schultz,...

Coast Guard welcomes new 5th District commander

Coast Guard welcomes new 5th District commander
Rear Adm. Laura Dickey, incoming 5th District commander, salutes Rear Adm. Keith Smith as she relieves him as district commander during the 5th District’s change-of-command ceremony in Portsmouth, Virginia, Sept. 25, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Rear Adm. Laura Dickey assumed the duties and responsibilities of Coast Guard 5th District...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca ends 33-year homeport tenure in Boston

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca ends 33-year homeport tenure in Boston
Coast Guard Cutter Seneca file photo by PA3 Connie Terrell BOSTON — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca departed Coast Guard Base Boston Wednesday, en route to their new homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia. After 33 years homeported in Boston, Seneca will continue service with six other 270-foot, medium endurance cutters, homeported at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth. This will allow the Coast Guard...

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...

Coast Guard to dedicate building in honor of WWII hero on Base Portsmouth, Va.

Coast Guard to dedicate building in honor of WWII hero on Base Portsmouth, Va.
Lt. Robert H. Prause, Jr. PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads personnel are scheduled to hold a building dedication ceremony in honor of a WWII hero at the Sector Hampton Roads Command Building on Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Friday morning. Vice Adm. Scott Buschman, commander, Atlantic Area, will preside over the ceremony honoring Lt. Robert H. Prause, Jr., a Norfolk native who...

Coast Guard cutter returns to Virginia after rescue missions off the East Coast

Coast Guard cutter returns to Virginia after rescue missions off the East Coast
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare use a deployable small boat to assist the crew of a 438-foot liquid asphalt tanker while on patrol in the North Atlantic , Oct. 5, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned home to Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Monday, following a 12-week patrol in the North Atlantic,...

Coast Guard Base Portsmouth welcomes new commanding officer

Coast Guard Base Portsmouth welcomes new commanding officer
Coast Guard Rear Adm. James Heinz, director of operational logistics, celebrates with Capt. Michael Roschel (left) and Capt. Brenda Kerr (Right) during the Base Portsmouth change of command ceremony Friday, July 27, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Chief Warrant Officer Dominick Bulone) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Capt. Michael Roschel assumed the role of commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Portsmouth...