Coast Guard Basic Tactical Operator’s Course students graduate

Coast Guard Basic Tactical Operator's Course students graduate
The Coast Guard’s Special Missions Training Center, located in Courthouse Bay at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, has kicked off the new fiscal year with the start of its Basic Tactical Operators Course. The BTOC is one of the several tactical training courses offered at the SMTC, and has been an active course since 2008.  Students arrive from Maritime Security Response Teams, Maritime Safety...

Northern California Coast Guard crews head to Haiti to assist with earthquake relief

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules long range search and rescue aircraft flew from Air Station Sacramento to Air Station Clearwater, Fla. yesterday with two Coast Guard flight crews, a Federal Emergency Management Agency response team and emergency response equipment. The plane has picked up additional personnel and equipment for transport to Haiti.

Coast Guard conducts safety and security inspections in preparation for Fleet Week

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard’s Maritime Safety and Security Teams from San Francisco and Boston, along with a Regional Dive Locker West dive team from San Diego, conducted safety and security inspections on piers and aboard ferries today in preparation for Fleet Week 2009.

Coast Guard Teams Up with USS Chafee and Philippine Navy for Security Training

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Brian Brannon Task Group 73.5 Public Affairs CEBU STRAITS, Philippines NNS — A team of Philippine Navy and U.S. Coast Guard personnel participated in a simulated visit, board, search and seizure VBSS mission May 25 aboard the U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee DDG 90 as part of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2009.

Coast Guard examines Patriot using underwater vehicle

BOSTON- Coast Guard crews conducted an underwater examination Friday of the Gloucester, Mass.-based fishing vessel Patriot, which sank Jan. 3, claiming the lives of both crew members aboard.

Coast Guard, multiple agencies provide maritime security for Presidential Inauguration

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Lindberg Curled up on cots in a green canvas tent lay six men. Still wearing their dry suits, their faces are still flushed pink from the cold air as they close their eyes and try to get some rest while the bitter wind is rifling the walls of their makeshift home. Next to them sprawled out on black cases is an arsenal of light machine guns, shotguns and rifles. These...

Making dreams come true by the PSU

by PA1 Allyson E.T. Conroy For any child, spending a day with the Coast Guard would be something special. The unique experience of being able to have one-on-one time a unit is something quite out of the ordinary exciting. This was evident through the excitement that showned brightly in the smiles of eight-year-old Richie Wood when he had the opportunity be a Coastie for a Day with Port Security Unit...