Tag: Guantanamo Bay

Port Security Unit 305 provides anti-terrorism force protection in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

A Coast Guardsman with Port Security Unit 305 stands the watch in a battle position at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, July 19, 2017. PSUs are anti-terrorism force protection expeditionary units with boat crews and shore side security teams capable of supporting port and waterway security within the United States or anywhere in the world the military operates. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi .

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.

MSST San Diego returns from 6-month deployment on Mother’s day

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

Continue reading

Shipmate of the Week – MK1 Frederick Woods

Petty Officer 1st Class Frederick Woods

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

Continue reading

Farewell to Dallas – A word from the commanding officer

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.