Eighth Coast Guard District to hold change of command ceremony

New Orleans – The Eighth Coast Guard District will hold a formal change of command ceremony on Friday at 10 a.m.  At that time, Rear Adm. Mary E. Landry is scheduled to relieve Rear Adm. Joel R.Whitehead as Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District.

Hurricane Gustav command center established in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Coast Guard’s Eighth District command and incident management team, usually located in New Orleans, has temporarily relocated its command staff to St. Louis to oversee hurricane response operations. The team of approximately 40 personnel is operating out of the Coast Guard’s Integrated Support Command located at the Robert Young Federal Building, 1222 Spruce St. Media...