For more than two decades, Coast Guard port security units have deployed throughout the world and provided security for personnel and supplies needed for Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Uphold Democracy, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn and Unified Response. PSU members have also mobilized across the continental United States following 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. During each of these deployments, the security units’ watercraft was the legacy 25-foot Transportable Port Security Boat. But there’s a new, more capable asset on the horizon and PSU 311 welcomed the replacement during their current deployment at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.
More than 400 law enforcement officers and fire fighters were killed at the World Trade Center site on Sept. 11. While the memory of each of these lifesavers remains in our hearts and minds, there is one officer whose memory continues to live on within the Coast Guard – badge #21630, Santos Valentin.
Yesterday, the nation commemorated the 10 year remembrance of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on our country. Vigilance was the word of the day as we collectively reflected on the lives lost that day as well as the steps we have [...]
Today is a day of remembrance for our nation. A day in which we reflect on lives that ended too soon, first responders who gave their all and the resiliency of America as we stand united after tragedy. Finally, today [...]
On the day of the Sept. 11 attacks and the weeks following, the innate impulse to save fellow citizens rose from the very core of each first responder. Whether they were emergency response professionals with years of training or business [...]
Every American has a different memory of the Sept. 11 attacks. Ten years later, the events of that day remain burned into America’s psyche and remembrance often begins with the sobering question, “Where were you when the towers fell?” Some [...]
Co-authored by Lt. Daniel Orchard, International Port Security Program. America’s seaports are an important part of our economy. When the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 occurred a decade ago, the nature of the tragedy understandably led to a rallying call [...]
The following blog was posted by Cmdr. Glynn Smith on behalf of Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp. This post from Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp leads a series of posts that highlight the Coast Guard response on Sept. [...]