USCGC BEAR (WMEC 901) is based in Portsmouth, VA.
The Hampton Roads area is rich with family living that boasts a very active military community. The Hampton Roads area is comprised of several counties and cities in Virginia and North Carolina, including Portsmouth, Norfolk, Suffolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. When traveling around Hampton Roads you will experience a myriad of communities ranging from the classic colonial to the ultra-modern.
If you would like more information about the ship, feel free to contact us at (757) 483-8700. For those individuals who are newly assigned to BEAR, you will receive a Welcome Aboard package, and a message stating who your sponsor is.
Personnel will report to the quarterdeck and ask for the Officer of the Day (OOD) NLT 2400 on the assigned day. Uniform for reporting is Tropical Blue (with combination cover). If BEAR is underway and you are unable to reach your sponsor, you should contact Base Portsmouth Admin and the Customer Service Center (CSC) at (757) 686-4002 regarding your reporting date and intentions.