Coast Guard port security units deliver food, water to Isabela, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard port security units deliver food, water to Isabela, Puerto Rico
Personnel operating out of Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, have been helping deliver supplies from Federal Emergency Management Agency to remote areas affected by Hurricane Maria. Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles Kalck, Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey Pires and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Cruz-Sepulueda talk to residents of Isabela, Puerto Rico, after delivering food...

Coast Guardsmen deliver FEMA aid to Hurricane Maria-impacted towns in Puerto Rico

Coast Guardsmen deliver FEMA aid to Hurricane Maria-impacted towns in Puerto Rico
Click on video to open on our Flickr page A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, delivers food and water to people near Utuado, Puerto Rico, an area severely impacted by Hurricane Maria, Oct. 13, 2017. Personnel operating out of Air Station Borinquen have been helping deliver supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Federal, state and local agencies ensure safety, security of Florida Keys

Federal, state and local agencies ensure safety, security of Florida Keys
Members of Port Security Unit 308, based out of Kiln Mississippi, test radio communications after arriving to Naval Air Station Key West for Hurricane Irma response efforts, Sept. 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin R. Williams ORLANDO, Fla. — Coast Guard personnel are working alongside partner federal, state and local agencies in the Florida Keys to ensure the safety...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 holds Change of Command

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 holds Change of Command
Cmdr. Nan Silverman-Wise relieved Cmdr. Ronzelle Green as commanding officer of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 in an official change of command ceremony in Gulfport, Miss., Dec. 5, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Tippets) Gulfport, Miss. — Cmdr. Ronzelle Green transferred command of Port Security Unit 308 to Cmdr. Nan Silverman-Wise during a change-of-command ceremony...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 returns from 9-month deployment

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 returns from 9-month deployment
Petty Officer 2nd Class Bradley Walker, a member of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308, is greeted by his wife, Jennifer, and their 2-year-old son, Anderson, after returning home from a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally) KILN, Miss. – Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308, based in Kiln, Miss., returned home from a nine-month...

Kiln, Mississippi-based Coast Guard unit deploys to Guantanamo Bay

Kiln, Mississippi-based Coast Guard unit deploys to Guantanamo Bay
NEW ORLEANS — Seventy-four members of the Kiln, Mississippi-based Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 have deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to support Operation Enduring Freedom, Monday. Members of PSU 308 will be working to maintain a continuous maritime force protection presence in the Naval Defensive Sea Area of Guantanamo Bay. The unit will directly support the commander of Joint Task Force...

A New Battlefield

The tear-streaked face of a child buried in the uniformed shoulder of his or her parent as the parent returns from war. That’s the image, which, to many, says “the end.” The parent made it home safely, so that’s it… right? As far as Congress was concerned, it wasn’t. As part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, Congress mandated implementation of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration...

Coast Guard reservists undergo post-deployment training

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Members of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 participated in a post-deployment event organized by the Yellow Ribbon Program, Saturday, in Orange Beach. The two-day event educated the members on education opportunities, stress management and other topics pertaining to a healthy transition from war zone to life after their deployment to the Middle East. The Yellow Ribbon Program...