Last Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter to depart Air Station Traverse City Monday

Last Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter to depart Air Station Traverse City Monday
A Coast Guard air crew aboard a MH-60 Dolphin helicopter, from Air Station Traverse City, Mich., flies over a frozen Lake Michigan in the vicinity of Frankfort, Mich., March 10, 2014.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Traverse City) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The final MH-65 Dolphin helicopter is scheduled to depart Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Monday. Since 1995, MH-65 helicopters...

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell home from 65-day counter narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell home from 65-day counter narcotics patrol
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell, on patrol Monday, May 15, 2017, during a two-month counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean.   U.S. Coast Guard photo. BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returned to its homeport in Kittery, Maine, Sunday following a two-month counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 270-foot medium endurance...

Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron holds change of command

Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron holds change of command
Capt. Kevin Gavin, right, transfers command of Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron to Capt. Michael Campbell, left, Thursday, June 15, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron conducted a change of command ceremony Thursday at Cecil Field. During the ceremony, Capt....

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington
A Coast Guard Cutter Diligence pursuit team works to interdict a “go-fast” boat suspected of illegal drug smuggling.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter Diligence) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returned to Wilmington Wednesday following a 65-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Diligence crew was deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South)...

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Marks 500th Drug Interdiction
The aircrew of the Florida-based Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stands on a cutter flight deck with one of the unit’s 10 MH-65D Dolphin helicopters after the 500th recorded drug bust in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, which took place March 11, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Washington – The Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) – which includes...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home following $90 million cocaine interdiction

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home following $90 million cocaine interdiction
The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma and Jacksonville, Florida’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stand for a group photo on the flight deck of the cutter on Dec. 27, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to homeport Friday after a 49-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Homeported in Kittery, Maine, Tahoma’s crew...

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk Returns from Counter-Drug Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk Returns from Counter-Drug Patrol
KEY WEST, Florida – The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk has returned to its homeport of Key West, Florida following a 62-day patrol in the Pacific Ocean.  Mohawk’s crew partnered with units from multiple U.S. agencies and allied nations to conduct Counter Drug Operations in support of the Eleventh Coast Guard District and the Key West-based Joint Interagency Task Force South.  During the patrol, Mohawk...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport from 63-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport from 63-day patrol
Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Farrell kisses his wife during the unit’s return to homeport in Naval Station Mayport, Fla. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to homeport at Naval Station Mayport, Thursday, after a 63-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their nine-week, counter-drug...

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home to St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home to St. Petersburg, Fla.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy G. Bakels greets his family after returning to home port in St. Petersburg, Fla., Friday, July 3, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returned to their homeport in St. Petersburg, Friday, following a 51-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea conducting counter illicit...