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News Release

June 12, 2012

Contact: 5th District Public Affairs


Office: (757) 398-6272

Coast Guard to hold groundbreaking ceremony in Yorktown, Va.

WHO: Rear Adm. Stephen Mehling, the commander of Force Readiness Command
         Capt. William Milne, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown
         Capt. Steven Pope, the plans and liaison officer
         Chief Warrant Officer Jon Phillips, the chief of the Training of Engineering Systems School   

WHAT: Are scheduled to host a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Samuel Travis Hall, a new training facility for enlisted Coast Guard personnel.

WHEN: Thursday at 10:45 a.m.

WHERE: Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, 1 U.S. Coast Guard Training Center (end of Route 238), Yorktown, VA 23690.  The ceremony will take place at the building site located behind Taylor Hall.


PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new training facility Thursday.

Samuel Travis Hall, the new training facility, will be the future location of Training Center Yorktown’s Engineering Systems School for the electrician’s mate, gunner’s mate and machinery technician ratings. 

“We are very excited to see this project move forward and pleased to have the opportunity to continue supporting our engineers and technicians throughout the fleet,” said Chief Warrant Officer Jon Phillips, the Engineering Systems School chief. “Future students will have significant hands-on training opportunities with advanced diesel propulsion and engineering systems that will support their efforts to maintain the Coast Guard's newest classes of cutters.” 

Media interested in attending the ceremony must contact the 5th District Public Affairs office at 757-398-6272 by 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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