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 Auxiliary Flotilla 53 supports the 2011 Coast Guard day celebration in Portsmouth, Va.

Post and photos by Coast Guard Flotilla 53 Auxiliarist Kevin Shortell. On Saturday, Aug. 6, members of Flotilla 53 worked in support of Portsmouth’s 2011 Coast Guard day celebration commemorating the Coast Guard’s 221st birthday. The flotilla members, as well […]


Flotilla 53: newest staff officer

Post and photo by Coast Guard Flotilla 53 Auxiliarist Kevin Shortell. Say hello to Thunder, Flotilla 53’s first-ever staff officer for Canine Affairs. He’s good at barking orders but, at only 5 months old, he can be insubordinate at times. […]