Chemical Warfare: The Battle of Bertie

By Aux. Trey Clifton It’s a battlefield that spans every corner of the globe, and almost everyone has a loved one who’s fought or died on it.  Contrary to the images of Yorktown, Iwo Jima or Afghanistan conjured up at […]


Featured Station Mascot: Frisbee Dog First Class Rain of Station Little Creek

Mariners have been taking animal companions to sea for thousands of years, and the Coast Guard has continued this tradition. The Coast Guard has had some mascots as famous as Sinbad, who starred in his own Coast Guard advertising campaign […]


Coast Guard team participates in Colonial 200 Relay Race in Va.

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Spence For the third consecutive year, an all Coast Guard team, the Shallow Water Runners, consisting of 12 runners from three Hampton Roads area units (Training Center Yorktown, Sector Hampton Roads and The National […]


Graduating IMOC class with their embassy and nation representatives.

Coast Guard holds 49th International Maritime Officers Course graduation in Yorktown, Va.

  Story by Lt. Jeremy Bohn Thirty students from 22 partner nations graduated from the International Maritime Officers School in late June at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, marking the 49th graduating class in the school’s 18-year history. Rear Adm. […]


Official party at disestablishment ceremony

Coast Guard holds disestablishment ceremony for 20-year-old units

Story and photos by Chief Warrant Officer Lois A. Bonner On June 20, a disestablishment ceremony was held aboard Coast Guard Base Portsmouth in order to observe a milestone transition and celebrate the distinguished histories of two decade-old units.  Unifying […]


Coast Guard units participate in Run to Remember events

  For the third year, Coast Gurad bases throughout the country have honored the Coast Guard’s fallen by participating in an event called Run to Remember. Three Hampton Roads Area events took place at the end of May, part of more […]


Training Center Yorktown hosts leadership panel: “Women–Can You Have It All?”

On April 10, 2013, Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown’s Leadership and Diversity Advisory Council presented a first-of-its-kind, leadership luncheon and panel discussion entitled “Women: Can You Have It All?” More than 110 Coast Guard men and women from the TRACEN […]