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Protecting America: Port Security Unit 305 departs for 9-month deployment

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 recently departed Norfolk, Virginia, for a regularly scheduled, nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Throughout their deployment, PSU 305 will maintain a continuous maritime antiterrorism-force protection presence in the Naval Defensive Sea Area of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, directly supporting the commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay Naval reservation and adjoining waters, creating a layered defensive posture.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition supports Year of the Coast Guard Family

Ty Pennington with Coast Guardsmen

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Members from Marine Safety Detachment Nashville and Marine Safety Detachment Cincinnati discuss filming support with Ty Pennington of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Sept. 10, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Edwards. Over the past eight years, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has helped hundreds of people, including nearly two

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Guardians of the Week – The Udland Family

The Udland family, 2009 Coast Guard Family of the Year, takes a break after a tour of the White House, Oct. 28, 2009. From left to right: Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Udland, daughter Sierra, 15, sons Michael, 15, and Michael, 12 and wife Shannon. Not pictured is daughter Austyn, 10 months old. (U.S. Coast

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Guardians of the Week – LT Springer and AETCM Ferreira

Coast Guard 2009 Ironman Championship team members LT Laura Springer and AETCM Michael Ferreira (Photo courtesy of Kent Blankenship) For most of us, 140.6 miles is a long Sunday drive. To LT Laura Springer and AETCM Michael Ferreira it amounts to a grueling one-day competition with temperatures peaking at 105. On October 10 they swam,

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Coast Guard Angler of the Year – LCDR Bates

Pictured From left to right, former Coast Guard member Joseph Lybrand (2nd place), AMTC Jason Law (4th place), LCDR Richard Bates (1st place) and CDR Patrick Clark (3rd place). LCDR Richard Bates won the American Bass Anglers (ABA) Coast Guard Angler of the Year Award at the 2009 American Fishing Tour National Championship, held September

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