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USCGC ANACAPA changes command


Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The command of the USCGC ANACAPA transferred to Lt. Curtis Gookin, left, from Lt. Rachel Kent, right, last Friday. Capt. Stephen White, center, oversaw the change of command ceremony.

The authority and accountability of the United States Coast Guard Cutter ANACAPA transferred from Lt. Rachel Kent to Lt. Curtis Gookin in a change of command ceremony last Friday.

Capt. Stephen White, USCG commander for sector Juneau, was in attendance and conducted the relief of command. In his remarks, White spoke of the hardships of sailing in Southeast Alaska. From 2001-2003, White serviced on the USCGC ANACAPA and knows the importance of the vessel's presence in Petersburg and throughout the region.

"It's not just going out and doing the mission," said White. "That's easy. We know wh...

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