Coast Guard concludes maritime security operations in Papua New Guinea

Coast Guard concludes maritime security operations in Papua New Guinea
TOWNSVILLE, Australia – United States Coast Guard boats are loaded onto the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20).  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez) ALAMEDA, Calif. — U.S. Coast Guard servicemembers recently completed loading six small boats and accompanying equipment onboard the USS Green Bay (LPD-20)...

Port Security Unit 313 returning from a six-month deployment to the Middle East

Port Security Unit 313 returning from a six-month deployment to the Middle East
A boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 313, from Everett, Wash., conducts a security patrol in a 4th generation, 32-foot transportable security boat. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Etta Smith)SEATTLE – An Everett, Wash. based Coast Guard unit is scheduled to return Saturday from a six-month deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation New Dawn and...

Coast Guard Reservists Hone Expeditionary Skills at Whidbey Island

Coast Guard Reservists Hone Expeditionary Skills at Whidbey Island
WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – Members of Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 313 will perform a portion of their annual training at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) Seaplane Base and adjacent Crescent Harbor July 11-13, 2014. After convoying to the Island from the unit’s homeport at Naval Station Everett, Wash., the members will set up a camp, conduct security patrols, and simulate medical...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 Returns from Middle East

SEATTLE – The Everett, Wash.,-based Coast Guard Port Secuity Unit (PSU) 313 returned, Saturday, from a six-month deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom. During the deployment, Port Security Unit (PSU) 313 provided landward and seaward security at strategic port locations around the North Arabian Gulf ensuring the free flow of personnel, equipment...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 301 deploys to Middle East

SEATTLE – The Everett, Wash.,-based Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 313 deployed, Thursday evening, to the Middle East in support of Operation New Dawn. PSU 313 deployed, from Fort Dix, N.J., with the Navy’s Maritime Expeditionary Squadron Three as part of Combined Task Group 56.5, under the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command. “I very much appreciate the collaborative working environment...

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 to conduct weapons training near Camano Head

SEATTLE – Port Security Unit 313, based in Everett, Wash., will be underway conducting weapons training south of Camano Head, Wash., at approximately 11:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Guarding GITMO

by Jeffrey Pollinger, Coast Guard District 13 SEATTLE Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is the oldest U.S. Naval base located outside the continental United States. It’s also been the center of attention recently because enemy combatants have been detained there since the war on terror began. But it was also home to Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 313 during a six-month deployment. From December,...

Port security unit to return from deployment in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

SEATTLE – Port Security Unit (PSU) 313, based in Tacoma, Wash., will return home Saturday after a six-month deployment in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. As part of the multi-agency Joint Task Force, the unit provided anti-terrorism force protection by patrolling the waters near the U.S. naval base since Dec., 2007. Coast Guard port security units are deployable anywhere in the world and maintains port...