Decontamination team

Deployable Specialized Forces: Neutralizing the threat

The two deployable specialized forces conducted training and joint exercises at the Center for National Response, a flexible weapons of mass destruction training complex that provides multi-scenario exercises for the military, first responders or joint operations. The CNR is an operational component of the Joint Interagency Training and Education Center operated by the Chief, National Guard Bureau and the adjutant general of West Virginia.


naval base

A look back at 10 years in the Middle East

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…


Mission to Africa

Mission to Africa: Strengthening global partnerships

As part of U.S. Africa Command’s mission, Coast Guardsmen from the Deployable Operations Group deployed to support the African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership program. The program, commonly referred to as AMLEP, enables African partner nations to build maritime security capacity and improve management of their maritime environment through combined law enforcement operations.


Off-duty Coast Guardsman aids Navy pilot after crash

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson, Deployable Operations Group. An off-duty Coast Guard member and Virginia Beach native provided first aid to a downed F/A-18D Hornet pilot after his plane crashed near Virginia Beach, Friday. Petty Officer 2nd […]


Deploy

Race to deploy

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson, Deployable Operations Group. When the call went out for port security unit reservists to activate for Exercise Patriot Hook, a 96-hour clock to deployment was started. Patriot Hook is an annual exercise […]


Bold Alligator transport

Into the jaws of ‘Bold Alligator’

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson, Deployable Operations Group. An Air Force C-5M Galaxy lumbered toward the terminal at Stennis International Airport in Kiln, Miss. Its smooth 222-foot long gray wings stretch across the width of the tarmac. […]


Welcome home Port Security Unit 307!

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson, Deployable Operations Group. Port Security Unit 307, a Clearwater, Fla., based Reserve unit, returned home today from a six-month deployment to the Middle East in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring […]


Closing out 2011 with a drug bust

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson, Deployable Operations Group. On the night of Dec. 2, 2011, two black over the horizon boats pulled away from the large gray shadow of the USS Oak Hill, underway near the coast […]


On deployment: Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Yesterday, Compass showed you what it was like for a Maritime Safety and Security Team in the weeks leading up to a deployment. Today, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson takes you through the planning, coordination and relationships it takes […]


Deployable Specialized Forces Stem to Stern Review update

Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces such as the Maritime Security Response Team, Maritime Safety and Security Teams, Tactical Law Enforcement Teams, Port Security Units and Regional Strike Teams located throughout the country, are part of the service’s Maritime Trident of […]


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