More than 100 Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305, based in Fort Eustis, Virginia, are executing multiple missions alongside Department of Defense partners who staff the Maritime Security Detachment (MARSECDET) at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during a nearly year-long deployment.
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A Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego member embraces his mother after returning home from a six-month deployment overseas on Mother's Day, May 13, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson. Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson. Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego, a Coast Guard
Petty Officer 1st Class Frederick Woods poses for a photo during a training exercise with Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109 San Diego. U.S. Coast Guard photo. 180 days. A half-year separated from family and friends. A half-year in the hustle and bustle of deployed life. Members of Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109 San
Endings usually stir a little melancholy. I am not talking about the end of a long deployment – which is normally reason for some celebration – but something a bit more weighty: the last patrol for a Coast Guard ship in a nearly 45-year-long career. Such is the case aboard Dallas as we sail homeward bound for the last time as a Coast Guard cutter.