Coast Guard Augments Army at Bagram Air Base

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); By Army Pfc. Christina N. Sinders WASHINGTON (AFPS) – Long known to protect the waters surrounding the United States, the question asked each time someone sees them is, “What is the U.S. Coast Guard doing here?” Chief Petty Officer Daniel Kinville and Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Kowalewski are...

Guarding GITMO

by Jeffrey Pollinger, Coast Guard District 13 SEATTLE Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is the oldest U.S. Naval base located outside the continental United States. It’s also been the center of attention recently because enemy combatants have been detained there since the war on terror began. But it was also home to Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 313 during a six-month deployment. From December, 2007...

Port Agencies to Respond to Terrorist Threat During Exercise

LOS ANGELES (D11 Public Affairs) – Harbor residents of Los Angeles and Long Beach will see increased law enforcement activity this Wednesday and Thursday as area emergency responders participate in a 2-day U.S. Coast Guard lead counterterrorism exercise. The exercise is designed to test the Area Maritime Security Plan that was mandated by the Maritime Security Transportation Act of 2002 (MTSA). The...

PSU 309 Begins Operations in the Middle East

CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (CG Public Affairs) – An Ohio Coast Guard unit deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom has begun operations in the Middle East to protect high-value U.S. assets bringing supplies to troops setting the conditions for security and stability in Iraq. More than 100 Coast Guardsmen from Port Security Unit 309, Port Clinton, Ohio, are working with sailors from the Navy Expeditionary...

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau Participates in MEDCAP

PALAWAN, Philippines – The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau, currently on a Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) operation in Southeast Asia, helped execute a number of community relations and medical events here. Along with CARAT training that took place on land and aboard ship, Morgenthau sent six medically-trained crewmembers to give medical care to local people and their animals....

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau Completes First Phase of CARAT

PALAWAN, Philippines – The law enforcement team aboard the Alameda-based Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau completed the first phase of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) with the Philippine naval forces June 3. Morgenthau crewmembers gave extensive, hands-on training for seven days here. They conducted training on land and aboard the ship with the U.S. Navy, Philippine Navy and...

Coast Guard Forces Southwest Asia Holds Change of Command

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain – The command of U.S. Coast Guard forces in the Middle East supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom was transferred today at 11 a.m in a ceremony in Bahrain. Capt. Glenn F. Grahl of Miami has commanded Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia for more than a year, which consists of tactical control of six Coast Guard patrol boats, five U.S. Navy coastal patrol boats, a...

How About “Lending a Hand” to Fight Terrorism?

LOS ANGELES, Calif. Most people can detect when something is “out of place” or when something “is just not right” especially when they are in their “own backyard.” It is this natural level of awareness when in familiar surroundings that is the premise behind the America’s Waterway Watch program. However for the program to really work the U.S. Coast Guard is asking that the public act...

Canadian and U.S. forces team up with Frontier Sentinel

NORFOLK, Va. – Approximately 3,000 personnel from Canadian and U.S. military forces and government civilian agencies will participate in the full-scale training exercise Frontier Sentinel (EX FS 08-2), which will focus on maritime homeland security from June 9-13, 2008. The exercise will take place in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire. “This exercise...