A Dog Defense

Petty Officer Christopher Hartman and his partner EvyStory by Petty Officer Melissa Leake In the aftermath of 9/11, the rules of standard military engagement have changed. So, too, have the plausible responses to armed aggressors, who depend on improvised explosives to pursue the war on terror. The need for a multi-layered bomb detection system to protect the American public and maritime transportation...

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 to honor canine hero at retirement ceremony

Alameda,  CA – A retirement ceremony will be held to honor the service of “Hawk”, one of the Coast Guard’s K-9 members. After four years of Coast Guard service with Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco, “Hawk” is being retired due to a spinal defect, which causes him severe pain. The ceremony will be held at Gresham Hall on Coast Guard Island Thursday...