Tag: Middle East

Adm. Papp’s Arabian Gulf visit highlights maritime governance

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp (left) meets with NAVCENT Commander Vice Adm. John Miller (center) and Deputy NAVCENT Commander Rear Adm. James Loeblein in Manama, Bahrain, Nov. 20, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis.

Commandant of the Coast Guard Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp recently visited the Kingdom of Bahrain for an annual visit to Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia and to meet with key maritime partners.

Adm. Papp spends Thanksgiving in Bahrain with Coast Guardsmen, meets with U.S. and Bahraini officials

ADM Papp aboard CGC Aquidneck

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp visited Bahrain last week, the second leg of a series of official visits to meet with partner organizations and Coast Guardsmen stationed or deployed overseas.

Adm. Papp visits international partners in Malta

Adm. Papp visits Malta

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp visited Malta last week, kicking off an international trip to meet with partner organizations and visit Coast Guard personnel stationed or deployed overseas. This visit further strengthened ties between the Coast Guard and Malta and underscored many areas of mutual interest.

A look back at 10 years in the Middle East

naval base

Tearful goodbyes, a mission on the other side of the world, sweltering heat and long days in the Persian Gulf followed by joyous homecomings. For the past 10 years Port Security Units have cycled through Kuwait Naval Base and provided security to for the vital personnel and supplies neeeded for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. After completing their mission overseas recently, here’s a look back at their journey through photos…

From Land of the Midnight Sun to the Middle East

MKC Devin

After nearly three years serving aboard Alaska-based Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, Chief Petty Officer Jason Devin – a chief machinery technician and command chief for the cutter – recently traded Cordova’s cold, snowy winter for a hot, sandy summer, as he arrived as the engineer petty officer aboard cutter Wrangell, currently stationed with Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, Bahrain.

Adm. Papp reviews mission of Patrol Forces Southwest Asia

Adm. Papp reviews mission of Patrol Forces Southwest Asia

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp visited Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia in Manama, Bahrain, this week to learn more about the unit’s evolving mission in support of U.S. naval forces in the region and meet with Coast Guard personnel. This coordination is critical to the Coast Guard’s continued support, as part of the combined armed forces in the area, to protect U.S. national interests.

Shipmate of the Week – MK2 Garett Brada

Petty Officer 2nd Class Garett Brada stands with Capt. John Kenyon, commander Activities Europe, along with other members of the command. Photo by Jaime Goloyugo. Hawaii’s second biggest island, Maui, is known for its dazzling sun and striking coastline. But for many in the Coast Guard, a trip to Maui will take you far from

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Port Security Unit 313 welcomed home

Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hoyt, a Maritime Enforcement Specialist, leads the Everett, Wash., based Port Security Unit 313 through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport gates to their families who were waiting inside the terminal. Hoyt'™s twin daughters, who he has never seen, were born while PSU 313 was on an extended deployment to the Middle East.

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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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