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In the Zone: U.S. military, partner nations test capabilities in Eastern Pacific

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crew hosts Guatemalan Navy commandant

U.S. military, law enforcement agencies and regional partner-nation law enforcement agencies patrol the waters in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Pacific on a year-round basis in an effort to detect, monitor and interdict illicit traffickers.

Coast Guard, Western Hemisphere partners seize $423M in cocaine during multiple drug busts

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell stands at attention among pallets of seized cocaine during an award ceremony aboard the Boutwell at Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 6, 2014. The Boutwell returned from a 90-day counter drug patrol in which they made six drug interdictions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell.

“Our crew used their unique capabilities and authorities as a military service, law enforcement agency, and member of the U.S. intelligence community to disrupt transnational organized crime networks in the Eastern Pacific and keep drugs from making it to the U.S.,” said Capt. Edward A. Westfall, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell. “These illegal drug networks are dangerous breeding grounds for all types of trafficking and their immense profits fuel violence and instability.”

UNITAS 2011: International partners

Coast Guard Escanaba and Baja California

Written by Ens. Ray Chaisson, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba is moored alongside of the Mexican Navy ship Baja California at its first port call for UNITAS. Escanaba and Baja California represent two of the four countries participating in this year’s exercise. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. John Goshorn. As a

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Sea services of the Americas kick off UNITAS 2011

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba put their training to use as they tie down a Navy Seahawk. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann It’s official. The start of the 52nd annual UNITAS multilateral training event has begun. Unitas, Latin for unity,

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USCGC Escanaba Trains with Colombian and Honduran Navy

Escanaba Trains with the Colombian and Honduran Navy

The Honduran Patrol Vessel, Tegucigalpa, Colombian patrol boats, the Escanaba and its small boat conduct training exercises. U.S. Coast Guard photo by ENS Ray Chaisson Post Written by Ensign Ray T. Chaisson, USCGC Escanaba Public Affairs Officer  USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907) USCGC Escanaba recently participated in a multilateral naval exercise with the Colombian and Honduran

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