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Western Hemisphere Strategy in action: Helping Haiti rebuild 5 years later

Five years later, Haiti still has many challenges, but the U.S. Coast Guard continues to help the country move forward. The recently signed Western Hemisphere Strategy has once again put Haiti in the forefront and made the country a top priority.

People’s Choice – Photo Contest, Round 7

2010 Photo Contest

It’s week seven of the Coast Guard Photo Contest People’s Choice award. Every Monday for the past seven weeks we have unveiled another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted. To vote, just click on the picture(s) below that you like and post a positive

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ADM Papp updates from the Gulf of Mexico

Admiral Robert Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard, updates the media on the Coast Guard’s role in the Deepwater Horizon Response. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Yesterday, Admiral Bob Papp, Commandant of the Coast Guard, spent the first of what will be three days touring Coast Guard operations in support of the Deepwater Horizon Response. It

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UPDATED: Guardians Respond in Haiti – CGC Oak

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The Coast Guard Cutter Oak, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Charleston, S.C., is moored to a pier in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, January 18, 2010. (Coast Guard photo) Since the 225-foot buoy tending Coast Guard Cutter Oak arrived in Haiti on Jan. 18, the crew has been working diligently to reopen the

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UPDATED: What is the MTSRU?

Information Provided by LCDR Rob Wyman, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Public Affairs The Coast Guard Maritime Transportation System Recovery Unit (MTSRU) was created in 2006, after the United States Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 required the National Maritime Transportation Security Plan to include a system to restore cargo flow following a national transportation security incident.

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Guardians Report In from Haiti

HS3 Elias Gomez PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – HS2 Elias Gomez talks about his experiences while helping Haitians after the recent earthquake. Click on the image to watch the video. Two video interviews just came in from a Guardian who reflects upon his time spent in Port-au-Prince during the first few days after the devastating earthquake. Petty

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Guardians assist in reopening Haiti port

The buoy chain splashes into the water as the crewmembers aboard CGC Oak set the second buoy in Port-Au-Prince. The buoy was set to mark safe water as ships approach the APN Main Terminal pier. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandyn Hill. The Coast Guard and Navy reopened Haiti’s main port

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Guardians Report In from Haiti

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk crewmembers help carry a young Haitian girl on a stretcher to a rescue helicopter where she will be airlifted to a local hospital for treatment of her serious leg injury. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Etta Smith) As relief operations continue in the wake of the Haiti

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UPDATE: Coast Guard response to Haiti earthquake

First responders board a Coast Guard C-130 bound for Haiti to assist in urban search and rescue missions. ( U.S. Coast Guard photograph by PA1 Bobby Nash) As the Coast Guard continues operations in support of U.S. government disaster response and humanitarian assistance efforts to Haiti, there are four Coast Guard Cutters (Forward, Mohawk, Tahoma

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Coast Guard continues Haiti response

The Coast Guard has evacuated nearly 300 U.S. citizens from Haiti since arriving on-scene Tuesday. ( U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Mariana O’Leary) Click the image to watch Coast Guard video of evacuation operations. Crewmembers from CGC Tahoma load emergency medical supplies for relief efforts in Port-Au-Prince. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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