Coast Guard names Pacific Southwest enlisted persons of the year

Coast Guard names Pacific Southwest enlisted persons of the year
Petty Officer 1st Class Jason McNally (center) is joined by Rear Adm. Peter Gautier and Master Chief Petty Officer Ryan Fahlenkamp as he is named the district’s enlisted person of the year during a ceremony in Alameda, California, March 1, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Mendenhall) ALAMEDA, Calif. — Two Pacific Southwest-based Coast Guard petty officers were chosen...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 309 Deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 309 Deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Members from Coast Guard Port Security Unit 309 board a plane at Mansfield Lahn Air National Guard Base in Mansfield, Ohio, Oct. 25, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Steenson). PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Service members from Coast Guard Port Security Unit 309, based in Port Clinton, deployed Oct. 25 from Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 to return from 9-month deployment

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 to return from 9-month deployment
Members of Port Security Unit 313 assigned to the Maritime Security Detachment  at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba  practice tactical boat driving Dec. 5, 2015. Photo by Army Sgt. Ian Withrow SEATTLE — Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 is scheduled to return home to Everett, Sunday from a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and the...

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...

Coast Guard recognizes top enlisted, reserve enlisted and civilian performers

Coast Guard recognizes top enlisted, reserve enlisted and civilian performers
WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Michael P. Leavitt meritoriously advanced the 2012 Coast Guard Enlisted Person of the Year and 2012 Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year to chief petty officers at a ceremony held Friday at Coast Guard Headquarters. Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin Snider, the 2012 Enlisted Person of the Year,...

Coast Guardsmen get holiday call from President Obama

WASHINGTON – Two deployed U.S. Coast Guardsmen received a holiday phone call from President Barack Obama Sunday. Petty Officer 1st Class Gilbert Zepeda and Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek W. Weatherly, both currently deployed with Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego (91109), answered the President’s calls at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “It was an honor,” Weatherly said. “A person...

Boston based security team departs for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

BOSTON — A Boston-based maritime anti-terrorism unit deployed today in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Members of U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Boston (91110) departed Hanscom Air Force Base for Cuba today. During the deployment, members will provide land and waterside security and support to Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. googletag.cmd.push(function()...