Coast Guard Cutter Mako to hold change of command, outgoing leader slated for year-long overseas deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Mako to hold change of command, outgoing leader slated for year-long overseas deployment
CAPE MAY, N.J. ─ The crew of the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Mako is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony Friday at 5 p.m. at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. During the ceremony, Master Chief Petty Officer William D. Hollandsworth will relinquish command of the coastal patrol boat and crew to Master Chief Petty Officer Eric T. Lepley. Lepley is reporting from Pensacola, Fla., where...

Coast Guard unit returns from Kuwait

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Members of a Coast Guard unit returned from Kuwait Saturday, following a year deployment. Vice Adm. Robert Parker, the commander of Coast Guard Atlantic Area, greeted nine reserve members of the Coast Guard Redeployment Assistance and Inspection Detachment at the Norfolk International Airport. “I am very proud of the accomplishments and sacrifices of these Coast Guardsmen...

Coast Guardsmen train on Fort Dix simulator prior to Middle East deployment

Coast Guardsmen from RAID Detachment 13 preparing for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan review real world convoy procedures before undergoing simulation training at Fort Dix’s latest virtual 360-degree trainer the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. James Cullen, USCG Training Team East. by Sgt. Ray Reyes, 444th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, New Jersey Army...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 301 returns from a six-month deployment

BOURNE, Mass. – Approximately 600 people arrived at Air Station Cape Cod, here, to welcome back Coast Guard Port Security Unit 301 crewmembers after they returned from a six-month deployment at around midnight Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.

Video – Combined Task Group 56.5

KUWAIT – The Combined Task Group 56.5 provides port security operations for Landing Craft Air Cushion from the USS Bataan at Camp Patriot, Kuwait.

Port Security Unit 311 to return home from Kuwait

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311, located in San Pedro, Calif., will be welcomed home by family and friends during a short ceremony Wednesday after a seven-month deployment to Kuwait.

Port Security Unit 311 – The Mission in Kuwait

KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait — The U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311, based out of San Pedro, Calif. deployed to the Kuwaiti Naval Base Dec. 4, with the Navy’s Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron One (MSRON ONE) as part of the Combined Task Group 56.5, under the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command.

Port Security Unit 311 – Preparations To Deploy to Kuwait

KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait – As the 747 touched down at three in the morning, an eerie silence fell over the 340 Coast Guard and Navy personnel inside. Where moments before an excited chatter had filled the cabin, now it was quiet. Presumably, it could have been the almost 19 hours of flying that the unit had to endure, and the journey had finally come to an end, but more that likely it was because...

PSU 309 Begins Operations in the Middle East

CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (CG Public Affairs) – An Ohio Coast Guard unit deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom has begun operations in the Middle East to protect high-value U.S. assets bringing supplies to troops setting the conditions for security and stability in Iraq. More than 100 Coast Guardsmen from Port Security Unit 309, Port Clinton, Ohio, are working with sailors from the Navy Expeditionary...