Coast Guard hosts Community Day in Houston, Texas

Petty Officer 3rd Class Connor Owens explains the role of Sector Houston-Galveston's Unmanned Aircraft Systems team to members of the public during Sector Houston-Galveston’s Community Day in Houston, Texas, Mar. 19, 2022. During the event, Coast Guard members from Sector Houston-Galveston and surrounding units displayed equipment and discussed various Coast Guard missions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson)

Petty Officer 3rd Class Connor Owens explains the role of Sector Houston-Galveston’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems team to members of the public during Sector Houston-Galveston’s Community Day in Houston, Texas, Mar. 19, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson)

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard hosted a Community Day in Houston on Saturday.

During the event, Coast Guard members from Sector Houston-Galveston and surrounding units displayed equipment and discussed various Coast Guard missions.

Attendees interacted with Coast Guard air crews, rescue swimmers, boat crews, law enforcement personnel and K9 officers, drone operators, watchstanders, search and rescue coordinators, pollution responders, Auxiliarists, recruiters and more.

“Helping our community better understand what we do and showcasing our astounding Coast Guard members was a special opportunity for us all,” said Capt. Keith M. Donohue, deputy sector commander, Sector Houston-Galveston. “We’d like to extend our appreciation to everyone who visited Sector Houston-Galveston and thank all our local units and partner agencies for participating in this memorable community day.”

Sector Houston-Galveston consists of 1,562 active duty, civilian and reserve personnel with three marine safety units, five multi-mission small boat stations, two aids to navigation teams and six Coast Guard cutters.

Coast Guard units, personnel and partner agencies in attendance were:

  • Air Station Houston with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter
  • Aids to Navigation Team Galveston
  • Marine Safety & Security Team Houston
  • Sector Houston-Galveston Unmanned Aircraft Systems team
  • Gulf Strike Team
  • Vessel Traffic Service Houston
  • Sector Houston-Galveston Response Department
  • Sector Houston-Galveston Prevention Department
  • Regional Exam Center
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 6-8
  • Coast Guard Recruiting Office Houston
  • Texas General Land Office
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

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