Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown changes command

Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown changes command
 Capt. Reed Stephenson (left) is relieved by  as commanding officer of Training Center Yorktown, Va., during a change of command and retirement ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Andy Winz) YORKTOWN, Va. — Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown held a change of command ceremony Thursday, in Yorktown. Capt. Reed Stephenson relinquished command to Capt. Jay Vann. The ceremony also marked...

Coast Guard Force Readiness Command to hold change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Force Readiness Command to hold change-of-command ceremony
ORKTOWN, Va. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony Friday at 1 p.m. for the Coast Guard Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM) at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown in Yorktown. Rear Adm. Scott Buschman will relinquish command to Rear Adm. David Throop during a time-honored military tradition. A military unit’s change of command is a transfer of total responsibility,...

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to be open for tours in Yorktown on Saturday

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to be open for tours in Yorktown on Saturday
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America’s tall ship and seagoing classroom for future officers in training, is scheduled to be open for tours Saturday at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown. Tours will be held from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Visitors are advised there will be a third-mile walk from the parking area to the Eagle on an asphalt and cement pier. A state or federal...

Coast Guard holds largest International Maritime Officers Course graduation

Coast Guard holds largest International Maritime Officers Course graduation
YORKTOWN, Va. – Forty students from 28 partner nations graduated from the International Maritime Officers Course Thursday at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, marking the largest graduating class in the school’s 17-year history. Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, the deputy commandant for Mission Support, and Capt. Reed Stephenson, the commanding officer of Training Center Yorktown, officiated...

Coast Guard welcomes new commanding officer of Training Center Yorktown

Coast Guard welcomes new commanding officer of Training Center Yorktown
YORKTOWN, Va. – Capt. Reed Stephenson assumed command of Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown during a change of command ceremony Wednesday. Stephenson relieved Capt. William Milne, who served as the training center’s commanding officer since April 2009. As commanding officer of TraCen Yorktown, Stephenson will be responsible for more than 800 military, civilian, and contract employees supporting...

Coast Guard holds groundbreaking ceremony in Yorktown, Va.

Coast Guard holds groundbreaking ceremony in Yorktown, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new training facility at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Thursday. Samuel Travis Hall, the new training facility, will be the future location of Training Center Yorktown’s Engineering Systems School for the electrician’s mate, gunner’s mate and machinery technician ratings. “We are very excited...

Coast Guard to hold groundbreaking ceremony in Yorktown, Va.

Coast Guard to hold groundbreaking ceremony in Yorktown, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va – Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new training facility Thursday. Samuel Travis Hall, the new training facility, will be the future location of Training Center Yorktown’s Engineering Systems School for the electrician’s mate, gunner’s mate and machinery technician ratings. “We are very excited...

Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Va., to retire its last 41-foot utility boat

YORKTOWN, Va. — Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown’s Boat Forces Center is scheduled to retire the last 41-foot Utility Boat that served as a training platform for the base’s students, here Tuesday. The 38-foot Special Purpose Craft – Training Boats have officially replaced the UTBs as the lead training vessels for TraCen Yorktown’s Boatswain’s Mate Apprentice School. “The 38 is...

Junior leadership program visits Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Va.

YORKTOWN, Va. – Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown hosted 47 cadets from the Camden County Cam/Tech High School Junior Leadership Program of Camden, N.C., Nov. 2. Training Center Yorktown took center stage to provide the first opportunity for the cadets to experience Coast Guard missions and the capabilities of the Training Center. The cadets, ranging from 9th to 12th grade, toured the Yorktown...