Coast Guard petty officer to be honored for rescuing downed F-18 pilot

Coast Guard petty officer to be honored for rescuing downed F-18 pilot
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Portsmouth, Va. – A Coast Guard petty officer is schedule to be honored Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m., for heroic service while rescuing a downed pilot after a Navy F/A-18 fighter jet crashed at Virginia Beach, Va. April 6, 2012. Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas A Beane, a canine handler assigned...

Coast Guard petty officer receives special operations award for border security and counter-piracy deployments

Coast Guard petty officer receives special operations award for border security and counter-piracy deployments
WASHINGTON – A Coast Guard petty officer was honored Monday for his superior service while deployed in support border security and overseas combat operations. Petty Officer 1st Class Shane Goudswaard, assigned to Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston, Texas, was presented the 2012 National Defense Industrial Association Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict Award for his actions in support...

Coast Guard, Navy team up to stop 600 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard, Navy team up to stop 600 pounds of cocaine
ARLINGTON, VA. — A Miami-based U. S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment and the crew of USS Gary (FFG-51) stopped a go-fast carrying more than 600 pounds of cocaine approximately 100 off the coast of El Salvador Jan. 4 While on a routine patrol, a maritime patrol aircraft sighted the suspicious vessel dead in the water. The Eleventh Coast Guard District directed the Gary to deploy its joint...

Coast Guard anti-terrorism team returns home from Guantanamo Bay in time for Thanksgiving

Coast Guard anti-terrorism team returns home from Guantanamo Bay in  time for Thanksgiving
NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans based U.S. Coast Guard anti-terrorism team is scheduled to return home Wednesday from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During the deployment, Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans members formed the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Maritime Security Detachment and were responsible for securing the port and waterways...

Coast Guard and Navy team stop $15 million cocaine shipment

Coast Guard and Navy team stop $15 million cocaine shipment
ARLINGTON, Va. – A San Diego based U. S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment and the USS Carr (FFG-56) interdicted a suspected smuggling vessel, and recovered more than 1,719 pounds of cocaine, worth about $15.6 million, while operating in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Oct. 25, supporting Operation Martillo “With nearly two tons of cocaine seized during this patrol, the Coast Guard LEDET and USS...

Coast Guard PACTACLET receives United States Interdiction Coordinator Award from White House

Coast Guard PACTACLET receives United States Interdiction Coordinator Award from White House
SAN DIEGO- The Assistant Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy presented the prestigious United States Interdiction Coordinator (USIC) Award in Maritime Operations to the Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego today. “Receiving the USIC award is a great honor and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Law Enforcement...

Coast Guard and Navy offload more than $90 million of seized cocaine

Coast Guard and Navy offload more than $90 million of seized cocaine
MAYPORT, Fla. – The guided missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG-47) and its embarked Miami-based Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South offloaded more than 7,400 pounds of cocaine and 240 pounds of marijuana at Naval Station Mayport, today. During the deployment, the Coast Guard law enforcement detachment and the Nicholas participated in multiple interdictions that kept 7.2 Million doses of...

Coast Guard, Navy, Costa Rican Coast Guard team interdict $4 million marijuana shipment

Coast Guard, Navy, Costa Rican Coast Guard team interdict $4 million marijuana shipment
ARLINGTON, Va. – A U. S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment, deployed aboard the USS Elrod (FFG-55), supported a Costa Rican Coast Guard interdiction of a suspected drug smuggling vessel in the west Caribbean Sea on 3 July 2012. While the Costa Rican Coast Guard boarded the suspect vessel and detained four suspected drug smugglers, the LEDET supported by the USS Elrod, recovered more than 4,900...

Coast Guard LEDET & Navy’s USS Elrod seize 1,000 pounds of cocaine

WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA – A U. S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), deployed aboard a U.S. Navy frigate, interdicted a suspected smuggling vessel, recovered more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine, worth about $13 million, and detained four suspected smugglers in international waters, June 10. “Teamwork is critical to a LEDET’s operational successes,” said Cmdr. Robert Landolfi, Tactical...