Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City Gets New Commanding Officer

There is a new commanding officer at Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City.

The change of command ceremony took place Monday at the air station in front of a packed hangar.

Commander Nathan Coulter was relieved of duty by incoming Commander Chuck Webb.

The ceremony is a long-running tradition in the Coast Guard and takes place every two years.

Commander Webb is a Michigan native. He says the change in command is a homecoming for him and his family.

“Back in the state of Michigan—outstanding. We are so happy to be back, and like I said in the speech, we tried for the last 16 years to return and it finally happened. This is the best place I’ve ever seen of all the air stations I’ve gone to for the support that is given by the community,” Webb says.

Webb says the change in leadership will not affect any operations.