Coast Guard opens new OPBAT hangar in Great Inagua, Bahamas

Southeastern Coast Guard News
Great Inagua, Bahamas - Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Seventh Coast Guard District commander, and The Hon. Perry Christie, Prime minister of The Bahamas, took part in the opening ceremony for the new OPBAT (Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos) hangar in Great Inagua, Bahamas, March 21, 2013. 

The ceremony also honored the partnership between the United States and the Bahamas.

OPBAT is a combined Coast Guard, DEA and Government of the Bahamas partnership to combat drug smuggling to and from the Bahamas. The previous OPBAT hangar was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008.

Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Coast Guard Seventh District commander, speaks in the opening ceremony for the new OPBAT (Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos) hangar in Great Inagua, Bahamas, March 21, 2013. The previous OPBAT hangar was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.)

Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Seventh Coast Guard District commander, speaks in the opening ceremony for the new OPBAT (Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos) hangar in Great Inagua, Bahamas, March 21, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.

Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Coast Guard Seventh District commander, presents the Hon. Perry Christie, Prime minister of the Bahamas, with a plaque commemorating the opening ceremony for the new OPBAT hangar in Great Inagua, Bahamas, March 21, 2013. The ceremony also honors the partnership between the United States and the Bahamas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.)

Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Seventh Coast Guard District commander, presents the Hon. Perry Christie, Prime minister of The Bahamas, with a plaque commemorating the opening ceremony for the new OPBAT hangar in Great Inagua, Bahamas, March 21, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.

From left: William D. Baumgartner, Coast Guard Seventh District commander, Hon. Perry Christie, Prime minister of the Bahamas, participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new OPBAT (Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos) hangar in Great Inagua, Bahamas, March 21, 2013. OPBAT is a combined Coast Guard, DEA and Government of Bahamas partnership to combat drug smuggling to and from the Bahamas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.)

From left: William D. Baumgartner, Seventh Coast Guard District commander, Hon. Perry Christie, Prime minister of the Bahamas, participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new OPBAT (Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos) hangar in Great Inagua, Bahamas, March 21, 2013. .S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.

Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Coast Guard Seventh District commander, presents the Hon. Perry Christie, Prime minister of the Bahamas, with a commander’s coin in Great Inagua, Bahamas, March 21, 2013. The ceremony also honors the partnership between the United States and the Bahamas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.)

Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Seventh Coast Guar District commander, presents the Hon. Perry Christie, Prime minister of the Bahamas, with a commander’s coin in Great Inagua, Bahamas, March 21, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.

 

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