Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD

Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews fly over Atlantic City during a formation training flight March 13, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo. A California congressman is hoping to rip through some government red tape to fix a problem in the system that’s preventing the Coast Guard from using essential night-vision technology. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is maddened by the fact...

K-9 teams train for Super Bowl 50 security

K-9 teams train for Super Bowl 50 security
Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Hartman, briefs participants in the helicopter acclimation training at Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart) ALAMEDA, Calif. — Federal, state and local K-9 teams conducted helicopter training at Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, Wednesday, in preparation for Super...

Coast Guard, local groups prepare for full scale simulated attack exercise at Training Center Cape May

Coast Guard, local groups prepare for full scale simulated attack exercise at Training Center Cape May
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Several dozen law enforcement, emergency management and military organizations are scheduled to participate in a full-scale exercise aboard Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Tuesday at 9 a.m. The Coast Guard has partnered with more than a dozen local, state and federal law enforcement and emergency management agencies to test their response to a simulated attack aboard...

Coast Guard stops 2,900 pounds of marijuana south of Point Loma

Coast Guard stops 2,900 pounds of marijuana south of Point Loma
SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard, in coordination with the San Diego Regional Coordinating Mechanism, prevented an estimated 2,900 pounds of marijuana from reaching U.S. shores when they thwarted a smuggling attempt approximately one mile south of Point Loma, Saturday. During a routine boarding of the 43-foot sport-fishing vessel Pasa Tiempo, a boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Adelie discovered...

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...