Admiral Papp Assumes Command of the United States Coast Guard

WASHINGTON – Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., assumed command as the 24th commandant of the Coast Guard today, relieving Adm. Thad W. Allen during a military ceremony at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D. C.

Coast Guard 5th District welcomes new commander

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Fifth Coast Guard District welcomes a new district commander during a change-of-command ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at the Integrated Support Command in Portsmouth.

North Carolina man pleads guilty to making hoax call

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A Washington, N.C., man was sentenced in the Eastern District Court of North Carolina in Raleigh for making a false official statement to the Coast Guard, Oct. 7, 2008. On Sept. 19, 2007, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call from William Foster, Jr.  saying that the F/V Cracker Boy spilled oil and gas in to the Wrights Creek area of Beaufort, N.C. In an interview...