Tag: CBP

Protecting America from threats delivered by sea

Maritime Security Response Team boat crews maneuver into formation during training on Chesapeake Bay, Va. The mission of the MSRT is to provide a short-notice, threat-tailored, maritime response force to deter, protect against, and respond to threats of maritime terrorism and to higher-risk criminal law enforcement threats on the water or in a port. U.S.

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Commandant announces 2009 Drug Seizures

Everyone knows the Coast Guard operates on the front line of the war on drugs, but few grasp the enormity of the task and just how big a difference drug interdiction operations make on an annual basis. On Friday, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen, held a press conference in Clearwater, Fla.

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Guardians of the Week – Coast Guard H1N1 Flu Vaccination Strike Teams

This week, we are dedicating the Guardian of the Week to three teams of Coast Guard men and women who travelled to some of the most remote duty stations in the United States to deliver the H1N1 flu vaccine during the holiday season. At the request of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, the Coast Guard Office

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(UPDATED) itCG – Tactical boat training, cocaine seized, small boat medevac, boat fire rescue, fog closes channel

PHILADELPHIA – A Coast Guard rescue boat crew and a Philadelphia Marine Police safe boat crew conduct a tactical turn during training in the Delaware River near Philadelphia Dec. 11, 2009. The two agencies work closely with each other on training, search and rescue and port security for the Port of Philadelphia. U.S. Coast Guard

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itCG-Free whale-y, collision investigation, CBP drone, cruise ship medevac

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration members remove line caught on a yearling whale in waters west of Molokai, Hawaii, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Angela Henderson. Click on image to watch video of the disentangling operation. Guardians, along with NOAA and Hawaii state DLNR officials, Sunday freed

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Guardian of the Week – LT Thomas Shuler

LT Thomas Shuler is pioneering the Coast Guard’s UAS (Unmanned Aerial Surveillance) program by earning the distinction of being our first operational Predator MQ-9 Pilot. LT Shuler is part of a small team of Coast Guard officers based at ATC Mobile, AL that is developing the Coast Guard’s UAS training and standardization program. LT Shuler

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itCG-conflicting reports corrected, illegal immigrants detained, medical evacuation

Despite conflicting news reports, the Coast Guard did not chase down the man wanted for questioning in a murder investigation. A boat from Coast Guard Station Bellingham, Washington, along with several other agencies assisted in the search for his boat. Officials ultimately found the boat in the Point Roberts area and turned it over to

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The DOG’s dogs

Or should I say, the DOG’s dog teams or maybe I should just stick with the politically correct canine teams. At any rate, three Guardians from Deployable Operations Group (DOG) units graduated from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Canine Enforcement Training Center (CETC) in Front Royal, Virginia, yesterday; MK2 Akiyoshi Atsumi from Maritime Security

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