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...

Dozens of organizations prepare for full-scale antiterrorism exercise

Dozens of organizations prepare for full-scale antiterrorism exercise
CAPE MAY, N.J. – Several dozen law enforcement, emergency management and military organizations are preparing for the first full-scale, antiterrorism exercise aboard a Coast Guard training center Tuesday at 9:30 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 suicide bomber...

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...

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...