Vice Adm. John Currier briefs reporters on USCG Potomac River training exercise

WASHINGTON-Vice Adm. John Currier, Coast Guard Chief of Staff, briefs reporters on a training exercise that occurred on the Potomac River Sept. 11, 2009. Many news organizations, including CNN, reported that the exercise was a possible terrorist attack in the vicinity of the Pentagon. U.S. Coast Guard Video by Telfair H. Brown Sr.

Coast Guard denies media reports of gunfire on the Potomac River

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has reported that reports in the media of shots being fired on the Potomac River were based on overheard radio calls made over a training frequency and that no shots were fired during a training exercie.