Cape Cod Coast Guard unit returns from deployment to Alaska

Cape Cod Coast Guard unit returns from deployment to Alaska
Cape Cod - Coast Guard reservists assigned to Port Security Unit 301 in Cape Cod, Mass., completed 14-day deployment to Anchorage, Alaska where the provided Port Security and communications support for the National Exercise Program’s Capstone Exercise 2014, Wednesday. The exercise, which coincided with the 50th anniversary of the magnitude 9.2 Good Friday Earthquake that struck Alaska on March...

Coast Guard, partner agencies conduct K-9 training

Coast Guard, partner agencies conduct K-9 training
ALAMEDA, Calif — Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted K-9 training aboard Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Wednesday. Multiple training scenarios were set up to test the dogs’ ability to detect explosives-making materials. Coast Guard personnel utilize explosives-detecting K-9s to help ensure the safety of the American public by scanning passengers that utilize ferries, cruise ships...

Killer Ex: Coast Guard tactical training

Killer Ex: Coast Guard tactical training
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. – You steal a glance at the gunman, who is now more agitated than before. Thoughts of “am I gonna get shot?” and “what’s he gonna do?” jumble your mind. “I’VE GOT AN OPEN DOOR LEFT! NEED SUPPORT, NEED SUPPORT!!” The voices are close, you think. The building tension reaches its zenith before the storm breaks and then … “U.S. COAST GUARD SHOW ME YOUR HANDS,”...

Coast Guard schedules maritime exercise on Hood Canal

Coast Guard schedules maritime exercise on Hood Canal
Editor’s Note: The original version of this story listed the established safety zone as 100 yards around each vessel. The safety zone will extend 500 yards around each vessel. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit based in Bangor, Wash., is scheduled to conduct an exercise on the Hood Canal, Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exercise includes boat tactics, security zone...

Coast Guard to assist Marines in exercise near Blount Island Thursday

Coast Guard to assist Marines in exercise near Blount Island Thursday
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to assist the Marine Corps Support Facility – Blount Island, in an on-water security exercise Thursday on Blount Island near Jacksonville, Fla. The exercise is scheduled to last from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will take place within the restricted area of the Marine Corps Support Facility on Blount Island. The Coast Guard asks mariners to exercise...

Coast Guard, Navy to conduct joint exercise in St. Marys River Thursday

Coast Guard, Navy to conduct joint exercise in St. Marys River Thursday
KINGS BAY, Ga. — The Coast Guard and Navy will be conducting a joint exercise in the St. Marys River at the Florida-Georgia border Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to test the Coast Guard’s ability to respond if a security incident occurred during a U.S. Naval vessel escort. During the exercise, Coast Guard, Navy, and other federal, state and local agencies’ boats will be present at...

San Pedro-based Port Security Unit 311 returns from 9-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

San Pedro-based Port Security Unit 311 returns from 9-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The San Pedro, Calif., based Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 311 returned home Aug. 15, from a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism. During the deployment, PSU 311 successfully maintained a continuous maritime anti-terrorism/force protection presence in the Naval Defensive Sea Area of Guantanamo...

Maritime Security Committee discusses security in San Diego Harbor

Maritime Security Committee discusses security in San Diego Harbor
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Area Maritime Security Committee met to conduct a port-level maritime homeland security exercise Wednesday at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Office in Sorrento Valley. The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 requires all Captains of the Port and Area Maritime Security Committees to ensure that exercises are carried out once each calendar year to test...

Coast Guard partners with American Military University for homeland security research

Coast Guard partners with American Military University for homeland security research
PORTSMOUTH, Va., — The Coast Guard signed a memorandum of agreement Thursday with American Military University to support research projects involving maritime homeland security issues. The MOA serves to connect students majoring in Security and Global Studies programs with Coast Guard subject matter experts and research materials for their capstone projects. The applied academic research in maritime...