5th District Mid Atlantic Public Affairs
June 12, 2012
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PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard holds change of command ceremony in Portsmouth, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard members held a change of command ceremony here Monday.
Capt. Joel D. Dolbeck relieved Capt. Frederick J Sommer as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Portsmouth. Sommer retired after serving 27 years in the service.
Base Portsmouth provides base utilities, building and grounds maintenance and enforces environmental responsibilities for the base. Base Portsmouth also provides shore services to homeported and visiting vessels, manages shipping and receiving, warehouse facilities and base security.
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