Coast Guard command change Friday

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PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula’s Coast Guard group command will be handed over today.

In a ceremony at the Ediz Hook station, Capt. Bill Peterson will become the 35th commander at Port Angeles since Lt. Carl Bowman commissioned the station on June 1, 1935.

Peterson replaces Capt. Stewart Gingrich, who took over as commanding officer in Port Angeles in 1998. Three years is the normal term length for group commanders.

The group command includes units in LaPush, Neah Bay, Port Angeles and Port Townsend.

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