Jacksonville Coast Guardsmen receive national law enforcement award

Jacksonville Coast Guardsmen receive national law enforcement award
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guardsmen at the Jacksonville-based Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron were presented with the United States Interdiction Coordinator’s Rotary-Wing Unit of the Year award during a ceremony at HITRON Thursday. The award recognizes significant contributions to counter the increasing international and asymmetric threat posed by the trafficking of narcotics...

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron to hold change of command ceremony

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A change of command ceremony immediately followed by a retirement ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, Friday at 10 a.m. Captain Donna L. Cottrell will relieve Capt. Joseph T. Baker during a time-honored military tradition to formally transfer command. Baker has served as the commanding officer of HITRON for two years...

Air Station Houston Becomes Airborne Use of Force Qualified

HOUSTON – Coast Guard Air Station Houston is the latest Coast Guard unit to become Airborne Use of Force qualified.