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...

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...