Coast Guard to establish new Aids-to-Navigation Team in Burlington, VT

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Coast Guard to establish new Aids-to-Navigation Team in Burlington, VT

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium is moored up to STANT Burlington Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Burlington, Vermont on Lake Champlain. This boat adds another search and rescue resource to the lake and can operate in 10-foot seas and 30-knot winds. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Northcott)

BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a ceremony establishing Aids-to-Navigation Team Burlington, Friday in Burlington, Vermont. 

"We are separating the existing unit to standardize and allow our members to become experts in the traditional Coast Guard missions of aids-to-navigation for ANT Burlington, and law enforcement and search and rescue for Station Burlington," said Chief Warrant Officer Jim Bridges, Sector Northern New England boat forces manager.  

WHO: U.S. Coast Guard Station Burlington, Aids-to-Navigation Team Burlington 

WHAT: A military ceremony establishing Aids-to-Navigation Team Burlington, separate from Station Burlington. The Aids-to-Navigation Team will welcome a new Officer-in-Charge Chief Petty Officer Sean Smith. 

WHEN: Oct. 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. 

WHERE: 1 Depot St., Burlington, VT, 05401

Media credentials will be required for access. Please contact First Coast Guard District Public Affairs at 617-717-9609 to RSVP by 2 p.m., Oct. 10. Members of the media are asked to arrive by 9:45 a.m.