Tag: port security

Serving in a Port Security Unit

Port Security Units (PSU) are part of the Coast Guard’s Deployable Specialized Forces (DSF) and have become the pinnacle of the national defense mission, which spawned the formation of the Coast Guard Reserve itself. PSUs need highly-motivated members in the boatswain’s mate (BM) and maritime enforcement specialist (ME) ratings to fill critical billets in Waterside and Shoreside Security Divisions, which are necessary to meet the Coast Guard’s readiness conditions for overseas deployments supporting maritime security operations.

The Long Blue Line: Coast Guard operations during the Persian Gulf War

Units and personnel of the U.S. Coast Guard and its predecessor services have served with distinction in every major American conflict since the founding of the United States. The Persian Gulf War proved no exception to this rule.

Port security chief among finalists for Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal

The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals are presented annually by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service to celebrate excellence in our federal civil service. The Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Medal recognizes a federal employee for a significant contribution to the nation in activities related to homeland security and law enforcement, including border and transportation security, civil rights, counterterrorism, emergency response, fraud prevention and intelligence. Today, our nation’s public servants are confronting and overcoming challenges of great importance to the American people. Whether securing our borders, ensuring the safety of the products we buy and the food we eat, protecting our environment or caring for our veterans and most vulnerable citizens, government employees are dedicated to serving others and making a difference.

Remembering 9/11: Protecting America’s ports

Kuwait port security

Co-authored by Lt. Daniel Orchard, International Port Security Program. A Border Enforcement Security Task Force boarding team conducts a boarding on a tanker vessel April 29, 2009, off the coast of Long Beach, Calif. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. America’s seaports are an important part of our economy.

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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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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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Guardians of the Week – LT Donis and PS3 Rodriguez

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) presented the 2009 Excellence in Military Service Awards during the Armed Forces Awards Breakfast yesterday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Lieutenant Antonio Donis and Port Security Specialist Third Class Jimmy L. Rodriguez are the Coast Guard’s award winners. As the Active Duty recipient, LT Donis earned the

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