Coast Guard 17th District schedules change of command in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard 17th District schedules change of command in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District change of command is scheduled for June 12, 2014, at the Coast Guard station in Juneau. Rear Adm. Thomas P. Ostebo, commander, 17th District, will transfer total responsibility, authority and accountability to Rear Adm. Daniel B. Abel, commander, 1st District, during this time honored military tradition that formally restates the officer’s continuity...

Coast Guard Dismisses Criminal Charges Against Sole Survivor of Air Station Sitka Helicopter Crash

JUNEAU, Alaska — The 17th Coast Guard District commander, Rear Adm. Thomas P. Ostebo, dismissed criminal charges without prejudice against Lt. Lance Leone Tuesday, stemming from his role as co-pilot of Coast Guard helicopter CG-6017, which crashed on July 7, 2010. Leone, the sole survivor of the crash, was charged Sept. 30, 2011, with violating three punitive articles of the Uniform Code of Military...