Los Angeles based Maritime Safety and Security Team receives DOD award

LOS ANGELES – Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles/Long Beach (91103), based in San Pedro, Calif., was presented the 2010 Reserve Family Readiness Award by the Department of Defense in a Ceremony at the Pentagon today. The RFRA is presented to the top unit in each of the reserve components of the armed forces that demonstrate outstanding family readiness while maintaining superior mission...

Coast Guard unit returns home after deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – A local Coast Guard unit to returned home from a six-month deployment to the U.S. Southern Command Saturday evening.

New Years Rings in a New Coast Guard Rating

by Petty Officer 1st Class Allyson E.T. Conroy With the ringing in of the New Year, the Coast Guard ushered in a brand new rating, while at the same time they said good-bye to another. The Maritime Enforcement Specialist job rating officially became part of the Coast Guard family January 1, 2010, while at the same time one of the only reserve ratings in the service, Port Security, was disestablished....

Video – Coast Guard at Guantanamo Bay Cuba

A look at the Coast Guard misstion at US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay. Both Marine Safety and Security Team Seattle (MSST 91101) and Marine Safety and Security Team Los Angeles (MSST 91103) were at JTF Guantanamo when the video was produced as they went through the security hand-off. Video by Sargeant Derrol Fulghum JTF Public Affairs . ...

Stowaways apprehended en route to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – A joint federal team was mobilized early Sunday to investigate a report of two stowaways on board a container ship en route to the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach complex . The team was made up of members from the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection.