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USCGC Anacapa welcomes new commander

 

Photo courtesy of Rockey Raptor Films and Photography

Chief Machinery Technician Swaney presents outgoing Commanding Officer Lieutenant Kathryn Cyr with the Commissioning Pennant flown by the USCGC ANACAPA during her tenure in command.

A "time honored tradition," U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Peter Vermeer took command of the USCGC Anacapa on Tuesday afternoon.

Vermeer relieved Lt. Kathryn Cyr of her duty during the Change of Command Ceremony at Petersburg's Community Center in front of a crowd of about 60.

Cyr, who had served as the cutter's commanding officer since 2013, will be moving to North Carolina with her husband, Lee Coyle, and their 5-year-old son, Gilbert, to attend graduate school.

"Lt. Cyr, you have done a fantastic job," said Sector Juneau Commander Marc Burd, chief of command, "and you should leave Petersburg extre...



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