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MSST Kings Bay deploys in support of Sandy recovery efforts

When Hurricane Sandy made landfall late October in New Jersey, the damage left behind was unprecedented. New inlets were created, the shoreline shifted and entire houses were relocated. Millions were left without power; many became homeless. In the wake of the storm, members from Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Kings Bay, Ga., deployed to support safety and security efforts due to mandatory evacuations.


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Shipmate of the Week – Amanda Satter

Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego protects seaports and waterways, safeguarding harbors, ports, facilities, vessels and their cargo. Their special capabilities, designed to close the readiness gaps in ports, often find them deployed for months at a […]


Bales

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 […]


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Coast Guardsmen get holiday call from President Obama

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson. Two deployed Coast Guardsmen received a special holiday phone call on Christmas morning from President Barack Obama. Petty Officer 1st Class Gilbert Zepeda and Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek W. Weatherly, both currently […]


Deployment

Positioning adaptable forces

Last week, six Maritime Safety and Security Teams including Galveston, Honolulu, King’s Bay, Los Angeles, Miami and Seattle deployed in support of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation – the first U.S.-hosted national special security event outside the continental U.S. In part […]


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Every dog has its day

The multi-mission Maritime Security Response Team and Maritime Safety and Security Teams of the U.S. Coast Guard provide port safety, security and law enforcement capabilities to America’s ports. Partnerships are important in achieving their mission, and one of these partnerships […]


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Guardian of the Week – ME2 Nick Antis

Post co-authored by LT Bryan Burkhalter, executive officer of Marine Safety and Security Team (MSST) Los Angeles/Long Beach Executing missions in the Coast Guard requires extensive teamwork and partnership, and for Petty Officer Second Class Nick Antis his partnership comes […]


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Reflections on Katrina – MK1 Young and ME2 Watson

Yesterday, the nation marked the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in New Orleans. For the people of the Gulf, the men and women of the Coast Guard and the millions tracking the storm, landfall was only the beginning of […]


New Year, New Career

The New Year marks the beginning of a new career path for some Guardians. As Coast Guard commands across the nation ceremoniously induct members into the new Maritime Enforcement Specialist (ME) rate, these Guardians are not only making Coast Guard […]


itCG – MSST team in the Gulf of Aden, disabled cargo ship, boat collision, red flare search, joint interagency training

Coast Guard watchstanders have been working to render assistance to a 740-foot Indian cargo ship that was adrift in 30 foot seas and 50 mph winds about 540 miles southwest of Alaska’s Adak Island. A Coast Guard C-130 from Air […]


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