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49 dog years of service


Chief Petty Officer Ferro, an explosives detection canine , has served in the Coast Guard for nine years alongside his handler Petty Officer 1st Class Shane Coleman. In a ceremony held June 10 at Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston, Texas, Ferro was formally retired into a life of rest and relaxation.

Life of a service dog: Dogs really can fly!

Nathan aboard Coast Guard aircraft

As I grow up I am beginning to learn more about what it takes to be a service dog. A good service dog has to be healthy, happy, confident and steady. Oh, and did I say smart? All of these traits are also traits many Coast Guardsmen have. Just as in their training, I am provided all sorts of experiences so I can be prepared. I’d like to think I am “always ready” just like they are!

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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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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Every dog has its day


The multi-mission Maritime Security Response Team and Maritime Safety and Security Teams of the U.S. Coast Guard provide port safety, security and law enforcement capabilities to America’s ports. Partnerships are important in achieving their mission, and one of these partnerships is with man’s best friend. Canine explosive detection teams are part of the MSRT and

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Guardian of the Week – LCDR Joe Rodriguez

Lieutenant Commander Joe Rodriguez, 2003 Post Written by Lieutenant James Mclay, Public Affairs Officer at the Coast Guard Deployable Operations Group (DOG) LCDR Joe Rodriguez, U.S. Coast Guard (retired), is not your average Guardian. Shortly after his retirement in 2006, LCDR Rodriguez was diagnosed with an inoperable, malignant brain tumor. Today, this valiant warrior is

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Day 11: Final Coast Guard Video of the Year nominee

Our eleventh and final video features the rescue of three people, their cat and dog during the Red River Valley floods from an aircrew from Air Station Traverse City, Michigan and is narrated by Avionics Electrical Technician (AET) Second Class Kevin Davis. (U.S. Coast Guard illustration) Click the image to watch the video and cast

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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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