Coast Guard conducts security patrols for 57th Presidential Inauguration

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard News
WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard has combined efforts with local, state and federal agencies to provide security in the Washington area in support of the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Agencies are conducting security patrols along the Potomac River, and air assets will enforce security zones within the National Capitol Region.

“Inter-agency partnership is paramount in a national-security event such as this,” said Lt. Cmdr. Randall Brown, Chief of Response at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. “These combined efforts will help ensure public safety during the event.”

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class John Cantu, of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Galveston, Texas, mans a mounted machine gun on the bow of a Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat -€“ Small during a security patrol along the Potomac River in Washington, Jan. 19, 2013. Members from MSST Galveston are enforcing security-zone restrictions during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class John Cantu, of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Galveston, Texas, mans a mounted machine gun on the bow of a Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat -€“ Small during a security patrol along the Potomac River in Washington, Jan. 19, 2013. Members from MSST Galveston are enforcing security-zone restrictions during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class John Cantu, of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Galveston, Texas, mans a mounted machine gun on the bow of a Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat -“ Small while passing the Washington Monument during a security patrol along the Potomac River in Washington, Jan. 19, 2013. Members from MSST Galveston are providing additional security for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class John Cantu, of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Galveston, Texas, mans a mounted machine gun on the bow of a Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat -“ Small while passing the Washington Monument during a security patrol along the Potomac River in Washington, Jan. 19, 2013. Members from MSST Galveston are providing additional security for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Soultz, of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Galveston, Texas, talks with Officer Dennis Hamel of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Harbor Patrol, during a security patrol along the Potomac River in Washington, Jan. 19, 2013. The Coast Guard has combined efforts with local, state and federal agencies to provide additional security for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Soultz, of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Galveston, Texas, talks with Officer Dennis Hamel of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Harbor Patrol, during a security patrol along the Potomac River in Washington, Jan. 19, 2013. The Coast Guard has combined efforts with local, state and federal agencies to provide additional security for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Defense Facility Washington, D.C., conducts training exercises over southern Maryland within the National Capitol Region, Jan. 19, 2013. Coast Guard aircrews from Coast Guard Air Defense Facility Washington, D.C. will be augmenting the security during the 2013 presidential inauguration. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew S. Masaschi.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Defense Facility Washington, D.C., conducts training exercises over southern Maryland within the National Capitol Region, Jan. 19, 2013. Coast Guard aircrews from Coast Guard Air Defense Facility Washington, D.C. will be augmenting the security during the 2013 presidential inauguration. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew S. Masaschi.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Perez, a flight mechanic aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Defense Facility Washington, D.C., communicates with the pilots while conducting interception exercises over the National Capitol Region, Jan. 19, 2013. Coast Guard aircrews from Coast Guard Air Defense Facility Washington, D.C. will be augmenting security during the 2013 presidential inauguration. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew S. Masaschi.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Perez, a flight mechanic aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Defense Facility Washington, D.C., communicates with the pilots while conducting interception exercises over the National Capitol Region, Jan. 19, 2013. Coast Guard aircrews from Coast Guard Air Defense Facility Washington, D.C. will be augmenting security during the 2013 presidential inauguration. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew S. Masaschi.

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