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Heartland Media Contact: (504) 671-2020

8th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: June 21, 2012

U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District External Affairs

Contact: U.S. Coast Guard Heartland

Office: (618) 225-9008

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans transfers command

WHO: Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.

WHAT: Change-of-command ceremony.

WHEN: Friday, June 22, 2012 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans on board Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, 400 Russell Ave., New Orleans, La. 70143.

NEW ORLEANS — Cmdr. Michael J. Brandhuber will relieve Cmdr. Frederick Riedlin as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans during a change-of-command ceremony in Belle Chasse, Friday.

The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored naval tradition, which formally restates the continuity and authority of command. It involves the total transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability from one individual to another.

Editor's note: Media wishing to attend the event must contact Petty Officer Ryan Tippets @ 504-671-2020 to RSVP. Media must arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. 


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