Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center holds change of command

Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center holds change of command
WASHINGTON — Capt. Adrian L. West relieved Capt. Jonathan N. Riffe as commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center (SMTC) during a ceremony Friday at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. West, a native of Farrell, Pennsylvania, most recently served as the chief of response at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston. “To the crew of SMTC –...

Coast Guard member sentenced to 9 years for sexual abuse of a child

Coast Guard member sentenced to 9 years for sexual abuse of a child
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Coast Guard member was sentenced to nine years confinement after pleading guilty to sexual assault of a child, sexual abuse of a child, and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice during a general court-martial held aboard Coast Guard Base Alameda Tuesday. Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesse P. Wilson was sentenced to nine years confinement, a dishonorable discharge,...

Killer Ex: Coast Guard tactical training

Killer Ex: Coast Guard tactical training
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. – You steal a glance at the gunman, who is now more agitated than before. Thoughts of “am I gonna get shot?” and “what’s he gonna do?” jumble your mind. “I’VE GOT AN OPEN DOOR LEFT! NEED SUPPORT, NEED SUPPORT!!” The voices are close, you think. The building tension reaches its zenith before the storm breaks and then … var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div":...

Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center hosts change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center hosts change-of-command ceremony
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center located on Camp LeJeune, held a change-of-command ceremony Thursday at the Marston Pavilion. Capt. Jonathon Riffe assumed command of the unit from Capt. Mark Wilbert, who served as commanding officer since 2011. Rear Adm. Scott Buschman, the commander of Force Readiness Command in Norfolk, Va., presided over...

Coast Guard crews conduct weapons training with computer simulator

CLEVELAND — More than two dozen Coast Guardsmen assigned to Cleveland-area units were run through weapons training with the use of a computer-generated simulation program Monday and Tuesday at the Coast Guard’s Cleveland Moorings facility The simulator training was held in a specially-designed semi-trailer from the Coast Guard Special Missions Training Center at Camp Lejeune, N.C., that will...