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Shipmate of the Week – Miriam Lopez

Miriam Lopez

The men and women who wear the Coast Guard uniform are often the subject of public admiration – and even the occasional Hollywood blockbuster, for putting their lives on the line to protect the homeland and save lives at sea. But, these everyday heroes couldn’t carry out their duties without the support of the more

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1st major drug bust for new Coast Guard boat

Response boat medium

The new 45-foot Response Boat Medium was delivered to Coast Guard Station San Juan May 29, 2009. The RB-M replaces the 41-foot Utility Boats with improvements in performance, crew efficiency and operational availability. To date, 48 of 105 RB-M's ordered have been delivered to units across the U.S. Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy

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Guardian of the Week – LT James O’Mara

CGC Farallon

Homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Farallon patrols the Caribbean and executes counter-narcotics, alien migrant interdiction and homeland security missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Whether in corporate culture or the military, buzzwords are often used to describe the success of an organization. One of these buzzwords is “teamwork,” but for Coast Guard Cutter Farallon, and

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itCG – oil fire rages in Puerto Rico, mysterious oil spill in SC, rescues off NJ and Delaware

CGC Matinicus enforces a safety zone following a fuel-tank-farm explosion near San Juan, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad.) Click on the image for more photos of the Guardian response. Guardians are on the scene of a fuel tank farm explosion near San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard has deployed multiple

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itCG-Naval exercises, boater found, fisherman search, Dominican repatriation, buoy removal

Semper Paratus is the guiding principle behind a joint exercise featuring Coast Guard, Navy and Canadian forces along the Washington Coast and in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The exercise is aimed at strengthening relationships and preparedness between U.S. and Canadian forces. Story here Yesterday, we reported that a 72-year-old man was still missing

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itCG- Combating human trafficking, Navy mine float recovery, big drug busts, Columbus Day weekend safety

The Coast Guard honored Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, for developing and leading interagency efforts combating human smuggling and homeland security threats. Rear Admiral Steve Branham, Commander of the Coast Guard’s Seventh District, presented the Meritorious Service Award to Ms. Rodriguez-Velez during a ceremony yesterday. The Meritorious Public

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