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U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 and replacement unit MSST 91103 face each other in formation during a transfer of authority ceremony, Nov. 19, 2009. Coast Guard MSST units are deployed to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to perform maritime anti-terrorism and force protection duties for Joint Task Force Guantanamo. (Photo by Spc. David W. McLean) UNCLASSIFIED, Cleared for public release.
U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 and replacement unit MSST 91103 face each other in formation during a transfer of authority ceremony, Nov. 19, 2009. Coast Guard MSST units are deployed to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to perform maritime anti-terrorism and force protection duties for Joint Task Force Guantanamo. (Photo by Spc. David W. McLean) UNCLASSIFIED, Cleared for public release.
  • Guardians from St. Petersburg, Fl. are assisting local law enforcement agencies in a search for a missing 3-year-old boy, after the boy and his estranged father were seen boarding a 32-foot sailboat and leaving a local marina. Authorities are concerned that the father of the missing child has no previous boating experience.
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  • Shattering another glass ceiling, Sandra Stocz was recently promoted to rear admiral lower half, becoming the first female graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to earn the Coast Guard’s fourth-highest rank. An 82’ graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, RDML Stosz is now serving as director of enterprise strategy, management and doctrine oversight at U.S. Coast Guard headquarters in Washington.
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  • Guardians from Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach responded to a medevac request from a dive vessel just offshore of Point Conception in the Santa Barbara Channel yesterday. A helicopter rescue crew from Air Station Los Angeles hoisted a man suffering from dive-related illnesses and transported him to medical facilities in Los Angeles, Calif. He was reported in stable condition.
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  • Guardians from Sector Baltimore are focusing on boating safety as winter weather sets in. Coast Guard fifth district crews from New Jersey to North Carolina are conducting Operation Safe Catch 2010 from November 1 – April 30, 2010, boarding watercraft to ensure that commercial and recreational boaters have the proper emergency equipment for the cold weather in the coming winter months.
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