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...

Coast Guard participates in oil spill response exercise in Portsmouth, Va.

Coast Guard participates in oil spill response exercise in Portsmouth, Va.
Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck (left), Coast Guard 5th District commander, speaks with Capt. Richard J. Wester (center), Sector Hampton Roads deputy commander, and Capt. Christopher S. Keane (right), Sector Hampton Roads commander, during a simulated oil spill exercise. Multiple agencies, including the Navy and Coast Guard, participated in a joint training exercise . (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty...

Coast Guard Reserve Unit Joint Staff-South changes command

Coast Guard Reserve Unit Joint Staff-South changes command
Capt. Karl Leonard (right), commanding officer of Coast Guard Reserve Unit, Joint Staff-South in Suffolk, transfers command to Capt. James “Tory” Cobb (left). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guardsmen at Reserve Unit, Joint Staff-South in Suffolk, transferred command Saturday during a change-of-command and retirement ceremony in Portsmouth. Capt....

Coast Guard Base Portsmouth holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Base Portsmouth holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Brenda Kerr (left) assumes the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Base Portsmouth from Capt. Joel Dolbeck (right), under the supervision of Rear Adm. Thomas W. Jones Friday in Portsmouth, VA. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Dominick Bulone)PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard personnel at Base Portsmouth held a change-of-command ceremony Friday in Portsmouth. Capt....

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds Change of Command

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds Change of Command
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Cmdr. Andrew D. Meverden relieved Capt. David W. Ramassini of the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth Monday. Meverden reports from the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche in Alameda, California, where he served as the Executive Officer. Vice Adm. William “Dean” Lee, Coast...

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads welcomes new commanding officer

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads welcomes new commanding officer
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Capt. Christopher S. Keane assumed command of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads following a change-of-command ceremony Friday at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth. As commander of Sector Hampton Roads, Keane is responsible for operations in the ports and navigable waterways of the Atlantic coast from the Maryland/Virginia border to the Virginia/North Carolina border, including the...

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads to hold change of command

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads to hold change of command
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Capt. Christopher S. Keane will assume command of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads during a change-of-command ceremony scheduled Friday at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth at 10 a.m. Capt. Keane will relieve Capt. John K. Little, who has served as the sector’s commander since 2012. As commander of Sector Hampton Roads, Capt. Keane and his team will oversee and conduct operations...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland to hold change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Northland to hold change of command
PORTSMOUTH, Va., — Cmdr. Jason Ryan will relieve Cmdr. Holly Harrison as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland during a change of command ceremony at the Coast Guard Base Portsmouth at 10 a.m. Monday. Harrison has commanded the crew aboard the Northland since May 2012. Her next tour will be as the Coast Guard’s national security affairs fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover...

Coast Guard to host STEM event for local schools in Portsmouth, VA

Coast Guard to host STEM event for local schools in Portsmouth, VA
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard personnel from various units in the Hampton Roads region are scheduled to host a science, technology, engineering and math event at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Wednesday. Approximately 100 students from Woodrow Wilson High School, Alliance Christian Academy and public home schools will rotate between four stations, including tours of Coast Guard cutters and discussions...