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Reflections on Katrina – Critical Incident Stress Management

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

AMT2 Martinez taking a break

This past weekend, the nation marked the five-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 […]

Reflections on Katrina – MK1 Young and ME2 Watson

Monday, August 30, 2010

ME2 Noah 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 […]

Reflections on Katrina – LT Robert “Dave” Lewald

Thursday, August 26, 2010

LT Dave Lewald

This week marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Coast Guard response operations in the aftermath of the storm surpassed that of any previous response with a total of 33,545 persons saved. In this series, we will present posts from […]

Reflections on Katrina – AST2 Sara Faulkner

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

rescue swimmer hoist

This week marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Coast Guard response operations in the aftermath of the storm surpassed that of any previous response with a total of 33,545 persons saved. In this series, we will present posts from […]

Enhancing our ability to protect, defend the maritime domain

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Coast Guard 32-foot Transportable Port Security Boat arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, aboard an Air Force C-17, for its first operational deployment, Jan. 12, 2013. Port Security Unit 311 members will use the 32-foot TPSB to secure the port and waterways around the naval station. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Anderson.

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.

On thin ice

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

While scores of boaters in colder parts of the country have put their boats into storage until spring, many still rely on their vessels for hunting, fishing and transportation. But what happens when a lake or river freezes over and […]

Shipmate of the Week – The crew of CG6022

Friday, January 21, 2011

AST2 Faulkner and survivor

Uncontrollable variables, such as weather, location, time of day or aging response boats and aircraft, presents every Coast Guard search and rescue crew with unique challenges. But, few cases present the confluence of obstacles the aircrew of CG6022 faced when […]