Tag: deployable operations group

Deployable Specialized Forces: Neutralizing the threat

The two deployable specialized forces conducted training and joint exercises at the Center for National Response, a flexible weapons of mass destruction training complex that provides multi-scenario exercises for the military, first responders or joint operations. The CNR is an operational component of the Joint Interagency Training and Education Center operated by the Chief, National Guard Bureau and the adjutant general of West Virginia.

A look back at 10 years in the Middle East

naval base

Tearful goodbyes, a mission on the other side of the world, sweltering heat and long days in the Persian Gulf followed by joyous homecomings. For the past 10 years Port Security Units have cycled through Kuwait Naval Base and provided security to for the vital personnel and supplies neeeded for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. After completing their mission overseas recently, here’s a look back at their journey through photos…

Mission to Africa: Strengthening global partnerships

Mission to Africa

As part of U.S. Africa Command’s mission, Coast Guardsmen from the Deployable Operations Group deployed to support the African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership program. The program, commonly referred to as AMLEP, enables African partner nations to build maritime security capacity and improve management of their maritime environment through combined law enforcement operations.

Off-duty Coast Guardsman aids Navy pilot after crash

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson, Deployable Operations Group. The scene of a jet crash is covered in foam on Friday, April 6, 2012, in Virginia Beach, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos. An off-duty Coast Guard member and Virginia Beach native provided first aid to

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Race to deploy

Deploy

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311 and U.S. Air Force Reserve Command personnel unload a port security boat from a U.S. Air Force Reserve Command C-17 at San Clemente Island during Exercise Patriot Hook. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson. Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson, Deployable Operations

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Into the jaws of ‘Bold Alligator’

Bold Alligator transport

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 members walk across the tarmac to board a U.S. Air Force C-5M Galaxy at Stennis International Airport. PSU 308, along with PSUs 305, 307 and 311, deployed to support Operation Bold Alligator 2012, the largest amphibious assault exercise in a decade. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd

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Welcome home Port Security Unit 307!

A Clearwater, Fla., based Port Security Unit 307 member embraces his family after returning home from an extended deployment to the Middle East. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson. Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson, Deployable Operations Group. Port Security Unit 307, a Clearwater, Fla., based Reserve unit,

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Closing out 2011 with a drug bust

Bales of cocaine, seized by a Coast Guard law enforcement team, are shown ready for transport off of the USS Oak Hill, Dec. 9, 2011. Working jointly with Oak Hill’s crew, the Coast Guard team, comprised of members from Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team, Tactical Law Enforcement Team South and Maritime Safety and Security Team

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On deployment: Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Yesterday, Compass showed you what it was like for a Maritime Safety and Security Team in the weeks leading up to a deployment. Today, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson takes you through the planning, coordination and relationships it takes to deploy with the best! A Maritime Safety and Security Team 25-foot Response Boat maneuvers

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Deployable Specialized Forces Stem to Stern Review update

Maritime Safety and Security Team 91106 patrols the Savannah River while a commercial vessel passes through the security zone during the 2004 G8 Summit. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dana Warr. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Bob Papp. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces such as the Maritime Security

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