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Portsmouth, VA
Welcome to the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Public Affairs website!

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Public Affairs provides direct support, advice and counsel to the Atlantic Area Commander, Chief of Staff and Division Chiefs on media interest and reactions regarding Coast Guard activities. Public Affairs also develops and supplements plans for the External Affairs Programs of the Coast Guard with a view toward fostering public and internal knowledge, understanding, confidence and good will respecting the service and its activities.

Area News:

Coast Guard Assesses Sandy Damage..

PORTSMOUTH, Va. ( - Only joined the Coast Guard on board an H-60 Jayhawk to head up the east coast. The normally scenic New Jersey shore has been replaced with an apocalyptic look....more

Point of Contacts:

LT Scott McBride, Public Affairs Officer
Ms. Lorraine Brooks, Media Relations Specialist
PACS Sarah Foster, Public Affairs, 757-398-6521
PA2 Walter E. Shinn, Public Affairs, 757-398-6407

Mailing address:

Commander (Ae)
Atlantic Area
U.S. Coast Guard
Federal Building
431 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704


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Last Modified 5/19/2014