Coast Guard Cutter Alert participates in Trident Fury exercise with U.S., Canadian navies

Coast Guard Cutter Alert participates in Trident Fury exercise with U.S., Canadian navies
A 26-foot Cutter Boat – Over the Horizon IV crew from Coast Guard Cutter Active prepares to deliver a boarding team from U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 Seattle to Royal Canadian navy vessel Yellowknife. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer) SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard crews are participating in a multinational naval exercise with Royal Canadian...

National Capital Region Coast Guard crew named 2014 unit of year by NORAD

National Capital Region Coast Guard crew named 2014 unit of year by NORAD
Canadian Forces Brig. Gen. Alain Pelletier (center), the deputy commander of the Continental United States NORAD Region, presents the 2014 Continental North American Region Aerospace Control Alert Unit of the Year award to NCRADF Operations Officer Lt. Cmdr. Zac Mathews (left) and Capt. Peter Mingo (right), the commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J. (U.S. Coast Guard photo...

South Jersey Coast Guard to increase training flights

South Jersey Coast Guard to increase training flights
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The aircrews of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City will be taking to the skies more frequently beginning Wednesday and continuing through late April, to conduct annual Rotary Wing Air Intercept pilot training. In-flight training is an important first step in the qualification process for newly assigned pilots to the unit. Following successful certification they will be responsible...

Kiln, Mississippi-based Coast Guard unit deploys to Guantanamo Bay

Kiln, Mississippi-based Coast Guard unit deploys to Guantanamo Bay
NEW ORLEANS — Seventy-four members of the Kiln, Mississippi-based Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 have deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to support Operation Enduring Freedom, Monday. Members of PSU 308 will be working to maintain a continuous maritime force protection presence in the Naval Defensive Sea Area of Guantanamo Bay. The unit will directly support the commander of Joint Task Force...

U.S. and Canadian forces to conduct full-scale exercise, Frontier Sentinel 14, in Delaware Bay

U.S. and Canadian forces to conduct full-scale exercise, Frontier Sentinel 14, in Delaware Bay
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — U.S. and Canadian military personnel and government civilian agencies are scheduled to participate in Exercise Frontier Sentinel 14 from Friday through Oct. 24. This full-scale exercise is the final phase of a three-part scenario that focuses on maritime homeland security. FS 14 is a combined U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Canadian Joint Task Force Atlantic, and U.S. Navy Fleet...

Coast Guard and Navy to conduct joint exercise in Cumberland Sound

Coast Guard and Navy to conduct joint exercise in Cumberland Sound
KINGS BAY, GA – The Coast Guard, along with the Navy, will be conducting a full scale maritime exercise in the Intracoastal Waterway in the vicinity of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, continuing south to the Saint Mary’s River entrance, Wednesday. The exercise, known as Resolute Guardian, is scheduled to commence at 9 a.m., and conclude at approximately 1 p.m. The exercise will consist...

Coast Guard responding to unresponsive aircraft over the Atlantic

Coast Guard responding to unresponsive aircraft over the Atlantic
MIAMI – Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th district command center in Miami received a call from USNORTHCOM at 11 a.m. reporting that a Socata TBM 700 light business and utility single engine turbo prop aircraft departed Rochester, New York at 8:26 a.m. with three people aboard who are reportedly unresponsive. The plane was scheduled to arrive in Naples, Florida at noon. A Coast Guard C-130 aircrew...

Inflatable from Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy Fires Warning Shot at Iranian Vessel

Inflatable from Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy Fires Warning Shot at Iranian Vessel
WASHINGTON – A U.S. Coast Guard boat operating in international waters in the Arabian Gulf fired today on an Iranian dhow in what U.S. military officials described as a defensive move after the crew of the Iranian vessel trained a machine gun on the Americans with hostile intent. A statement issued by the U.S Fifth Fleet in Bahrain said the incident occurred as the Coast Guard was conducting a routine...

Dozens of organizations participate in full-scale antiterrorism exercise at Training Center Cape May

Dozens of organizations participate in full-scale antiterrorism exercise at Training Center Cape May
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Several dozen law enforcement, emergency management and military organizations participated in the first full-scale, antiterrorism exercise aboard a Coast Guard training center Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Coast Guard partnered with more than a dozen local, state, and federal law enforcement and emergency management agencies to test their response to a simulated suicide bomber attacking...