Tag: Iraq

Back to Iraq

FORT DIX, N.J. - Cmdr. Brenden Kettner listens to a briefing during Expeditionary Combat Readiness training at Fort Dix, Dec. 14, 2010. Kettner is preparing for a one-year tour to Afganistan. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Crystalynn A. Kneen.

As a military force, the Coast Guard is often called on by our counterparts in the Department of Defense to provide mission expertise unique to our service. Over the past several years, United States Forces Iraq has called upon the port infrastructure and security skills of Coast Guardsmen as leaders of the Port Advisory Coordinating

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Shipmate of the Week – CDR James Robertson

The assistant Director of the Umm Qasr Women’s Center talks about donations as well as further needs with Cmdr. James Robertson. Photo by Cpl. Eve Ililau, 305th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. Coast Guard men and women deployed to Iraq are taking part in missions they will draw upon for the rest of their careers. For

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Guardians deploy to Middle East on security mission

Members of Port Security Unit 312, stationed in San Francisco, board a plane at San Francisco International Airport to begin the first leg of their deployment to the Middle East. PSU 312, consisting of more than a hundred reservists and less than a dozen active duty members, will be replacing PSU 301, stationed in Cape

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itCG – search suspended, 3 men and a dog rescued, Iraq duty

FORT WORTH, Texas – Captain Marcus Woodring congratulates a class of recruits who were sworn into service at halftime of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 31, 2009. More than 25 recruits from recruiting offices in San Antonio, Dallas and Houston took the oath during the ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard

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itCG-Rescue, grounded vessel, helping return from Iraq

Christa Finch holds her son Luke who was rescued from an alleged kinapping by crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutters Crocodile and Kodiak Island Dec. 1, 2009. Luke, a 3-year-old, was located on a sailboat about 140-miles southwest of Fort Myers after his father allegedly kidnapped him from the Cocoa, Fla., area Nov. 28, 2009.

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itCG – President thanks Guardians, man fined $112k for false distress calls, safe boating courses work, honoring Surfman Jack Dipert

Guardians were among those receiving a personal thanks from the President of the United States on Thanksgiving. President Obama called two members of each of the armed services serving in Iraq and Afghanistan to express the nation’s gratitude for their service. Story here A Toledo man charged with making false distress calls has been sentenced

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In the Coast Guard- May 30, 2009

The Coast Guard rescued six Oregon National Guardsmen Friday morning when their boat capsized during a training mission near the mouth of the Columbia River. The Rescue 21 communication system proved to be invaluable in this case since the initial distress call did not include a location or the nature of distress. Story here. Coast

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