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...

Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing man near Cape Charles, Va.

Coast Guard, other agencies search for missing man near Cape Charles, Va.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a missing man near Cape Charles, Virginia, Tuesday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth received notification at 2:10 a.m. that a 33-year-old Chinese crewman fell overboard the 770-foot cargo ship Lara Venture at the Cape Charles Anchorage. The...

Coast Guardsman leads service’s first women’s rugby team at Las Vegas tournament

Coast Guardsman leads service’s first women’s rugby team at Las Vegas tournament
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Courtney Gamache poses for a portrait in the Naval Engineering Department on base, Feb. 27, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki) Scrum. Ruck. Mulligrubber. Knock-on. Maul. Grubberkick. For anyone unfamiliar with the sport of rugby, these terms might sound like components of a foreign language. For Petty Officer 2nd Class Courtney...

Shipwreck survivor meets with Coast Guard rescuers in Portsmouth, VA

Shipwreck survivor meets with Coast Guard rescuers in Portsmouth, VA
From left to right: Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class John Fuller, Petty Officer 2nd Class Brittany Wygand, Petty Officer 1st Class Andrea Cobb, shipwreck survivor Jacob Van Ommen, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Luker, Lt. j.g. Bradley Milliken and Capt. Kevin Carroll pose for a group photo during an event on Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia, Aug. 16, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist...

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads hosts Australian master’s students

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads hosts Australian master’s students
William Burket, director of emergency operations at the Virginia Port Authority in Norfolk, Virginia, explains the capabilities of the Port Authority Command 1 (PAC-1)  during a tour of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth, Virginia, May 25, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads personnel hosted students...

Coast Guard establishes new product line in Portsmouth, Va.

Coast Guard establishes new product line in Portsmouth, Va.
Cmdr. Travis Rasmussen, Waterways Operations Product Line (WOPL) Manager in Portsmouth Virginia, speaks during a ceremony at Base Portsmouth, Sept. 7, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard established a new product line during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Wednesday. The Waterways Operations Product Line (WOPL) was...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Cmdr. Gregory A. Shouse salutes Cmdr. Andrew D. Meverden during a change of command ceremony onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear at Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, June 17, 2016.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Turner Adair PORTSMOUTH, Va – Cmdr. Gregory A. Shouse relieved Cmdr. Andrew D. Meverden of the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of the...

100 Korean War veterans visit Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Va.

100 Korean War veterans visit Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Va.
Coast Guardsmen at Base Portsmouth, Va., salute the arrival of two buses carrying Korean War veterans and their familes. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guardsmen hosted approximately 100 Korean War veterans along with their spouses and family members Sept. 30 at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth. The group Veterans of the Korean War visited the...