San Pedro-based Port Security Unit 311 returns from 9-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

San Pedro-based Port Security Unit 311 returns from 9-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The San Pedro, Calif., based Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 311 returned home Aug. 15, from a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism. During the deployment, PSU 311 successfully maintained a continuous maritime anti-terrorism/force protection presence in the Naval Defensive Sea Area of Guantanamo...

Port Security Unit 311 returns home from Kuwait

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Members of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311 returned home to California July 1 from a seven-month deployment to 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 – Land Security in a Port Security Unit

KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait – What does the Army do when it doesn’t have enough soldiers on hand qualified to “man” the turret guns on its HMMWVs for patrols – it calls the Coast Guard.

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 – Changing The Watch in Kuwait

KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait – December 12, 2008 may not be remembered as a special day in history. But for Port Security Unit 309 from Cleveland Ohio it will probably be a day to remember. It’s the day that Port Security Unit 311 from San Pedro, Calif. took over the Coast Guard’s portion of the port security operations in Kuwait, and PSU 309 could start packing to go home in time for Christmas.

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...

Joint Navy-Coast Guard Security Squadron Deploys to Mideast

SAN DIEGO – About 340 Navy and Coast Guard personnel from the Navy’s Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron ONE (MSRON ONE) will deploy today to the Middle East to provide seaward surveillance and security forces in amphibious areas and harbors, and military significant coastal and inshore areas in Iraq and Kuwait. MSRON ONE embodies the 13th detachment of Maritime Expeditionary Security...

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...