Coast Guard Reserve unit deploys to Middle East on security mission

Coast Guard Reserve unit deploys to Middle East on security mission
Cleveland – A Port Clinton, Ohio, based Coast Guard Reserve unit deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Tuesday night. Port Security Unit 309 deployed from Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base and will join with the Navy’s Maritime Expeditionary Squadron Three (MSRON 3) to form Combined Task Group 56.5, under the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command. CTG 56.5...

USCG Port Security Unit 313 to hold Change of Command ceremony

SEATTLE – A change of command ceremony is scheduled to be held for Port Security Unit 313, a Coast Guard Reserve expeditionary unit, at Naval Station Everett, Wash., Saturday, October 8, 2011. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Daniel W. Clark will assume the responsibilities of PSU 313 commanding officer from Cmdr. James B. Andrews. PSU 313 returned from their latest deployment under Andrew’s command...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 Returns from Middle East

SEATTLE – The Everett, Wash.,-based Coast Guard Port Secuity Unit (PSU) 313 returned, Saturday, from a six-month deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom. During the deployment, Port Security Unit (PSU) 313 provided landward and seaward security at strategic port locations around the North Arabian Gulf ensuring the free flow of personnel, equipment...

Coast Guard MSST Galveston to hold change of command ceremony

Galveston – Coast Guard MSST Galveston will be holding a change of command ceremony, during which Lt. Cmdr. Chad Holm will assume the responsibilities of commanding officer from Cmdr. Adrian West. Capt. Eugene Gray, commanding officer of the Deployable Operations Group from Washington, D.C., will preside over the ceremony. Under West’s command, MSST Galveston has provided special Coast...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 301 deploys to Middle East

SEATTLE – The Everett, Wash.,-based Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 313 deployed, Thursday evening, to the Middle East in support of Operation New Dawn. PSU 313 deployed, from Fort Dix, N.J., with the Navy’s Maritime Expeditionary Squadron Three as part of Combined Task Group 56.5, under the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command. “I very much appreciate the collaborative working environment...

Maritime Security Detachment Joint Taskforce Guantanamo holds transfer of authority

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami (91114) replaced Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston (91104) at Joint Task Force (JTF) Guantanamo during a transfer of authority ceremony at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Friday. MSSTs safeguard the public and protect vessels, harbors, ports, facilities and cargo in waters subject to the jurisdiction of the...

Coast Guard PACTACLET participates in American Heroes Challenge

Members of the Coast Guard’s Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team apprehend a suspect during an exercise at the Clark County Shooting Park.LAS VEGAS – A U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement team participated in the 2nd annual American Heroes Challenge Saturday and Sunday at the Clark County Shooting Park. Six members of the San Diego based, Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET), performed...

San Diego-based Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team presented drug interdiction award

SAN DIEGO – The Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET) was presented with the United States Interdiction Coordinator (USIC) Award for superior performance in the surface interdiction of illicit drugs during the 2009 fiscal year on August 19, 2010 at the U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.

Coast Guard deployable units to be on display during Coast Guard Festival

Grand Haven – Three specialized U.S. Coast Guard units will be on display during the 2010 Coast Guard Festival, featuring security and K-9 teams and hazardous incident responders and equipment.