Tag: Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo

New commander for Air Station Sitka

Leadership of Coast Guard Air Station Sitka changed hands Wednesday in a formal afternoon ceremony. Captain Edward Sandlin handed over command to Mark Vislay in the air station’s cavernous hanger, before an audience of 130 officers, enlisted and civilian personnel, friends and family. Read More

A new commander for the Maple

Lt. Commander Michael Newell formally took charge of the Sitka-based Coast Guard cutter Maple today, in an Assumption-of-Command ceremony held on the ship. The Maple’s previous chief, Lt. Commander Fred Seaton, was relieved of command this fall, after the Coast Guard received reports of a “poor command climate." Read More

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