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Elliott and Luna: A Coast Guard explosive detection team

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Elliott Felix and his explosive detection canine, Luna, pose for a photo at a warehouse in Seattle, Sept. 19, 2016. The Coast Guard employs 16 canine explosive detection teams, which are located across the country at Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Teams and the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi.

Being one of only 16 canine explosive detection teams in the Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Elliot Felix and his partner, Luna play a vital role in advancing the Department of Homeland Security’s mission of securing the homeland and protecting Americans. Canine teams offer unique capabilities across various disciplines and can be deployed throughout diverse operating environments.

Operation Trident Fury: An exercise with northern neighbors

Operation Trident Fury

Everyone enjoys having a friendly neighbor. The biennial Trident Fury exercise, led by the Royal Canadian navy, is designed to build and reinforce a strong working relationship between the maritime forces of the U.S. and Canada. This year, it included live gunnery exercises, maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare training. Learn more about this critical strategic partnership!

Latest Coast Guard Magazine online

Coast Guard Magazine

Post contributed by Coast Guard Magazine Editor, Chief CC Clayton. The latest issue of Coast Guard Magazine is hot off the press! Can’t wait to get your hands on a hard copy? The latest issue can be viewed and downloaded online. Some highlights from this edition: Remember the crew who were lost when Coast Guard

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itCG-MSST Seattle returns home, US and Canada search for boater, investigation results released, migrants repatriated, divers in Saipan rescued

Members of Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Seattle (91101), returned home Friday after a six month deployment conducting port security duties in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. MSSTs were created under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) 2002 and are a part of the Department of Homeland Security’s layered strategy directed at protecting our seaports and

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