Tag: Maritime Security

Protecting America from threats delivered by sea

Maritime Security Response Team boat crews maneuver into formation during training on Chesapeake Bay, Va. The mission of the MSRT is to provide a short-notice, threat-tailored, maritime response force to deter, protect against, and respond to threats of maritime terrorism and to higher-risk criminal law enforcement threats on the water or in a port. U.S.

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Adm. Papp testifies at homeland security hearing

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testifies before the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security concerning the security of the Nation's ports and maritime border at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick

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Video: Excerpts from ADM Allen’s speech to the Surface Naval Association

Arlington, Va. – Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Thad Allen, keynoted at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium speaking on the theme "Surface Navy: A Balanced Force for the Hybrid War". (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria A. Bonk-Meyers) Yesterday, Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, delivered a

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ADM Allen to stress need for maritime security regimes

(File photo) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad W. Allen answer questions at the Pentagon. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones) Admiral Thad Allen will stress the need for maritime security regimes as a critical part of a Cooperative Strategy for 21st

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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 – tugboat safely moored, POTUS maritime security operations, Holiday phone calls

VALDEZ, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station H-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew observes the tug Pathfinder in Prince William Sound Dec. 24, 2009. The tug Pathfinder went aground on Bligh Reef Wednesday evening creating a light grey or silver diesel sheen spanning an area approximately three miles long and 30 yards wide approximately one mile

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Ensign Cook Reports – Station Seattle Part II

Post Written by Ensign Lindsay Cook Hello Everyone, Just to re-cap, during this visit I’m learning about the Coast Guard’s ports, waterways and coastal security (PWCS) mission. In my first post I talked about getting underway with the Seattle/Bainbridge ferry and interacting with the crew and passengers to learn more about the importance of the

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Ensign Cook Reports – Station Seattle Part I

Post Written by Ensign Lindsay Cook Greetings and happy holidays everyone, For this edition of “ENS Cook Reports” I’m blogging while on leave visiting family in the Seattle area. I grew up in the South Puget Sound region and spent a lot of time riding the ferries, so I thought now that I’m in the

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itCG – National Security Cutter, fall boating, USS Eisenhower assists in SAR, veteran honored

The Coast Guard takes delivery of CGC Waesche, the second National Security Cutter, during a special “In-Commission” ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas M. Blue) Click the image to read more. The Coast Guard took delivery of its second National Security Cutter, CGC Waesche, on Friday. The National Security Cutter

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