Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Heartland

The U.S. Coast Guard lived up to its motto of being “Always Ready” in 2011 – from interdicting the first drug sub in Caribbean waters to providing humanitarian relief to a drought-stricken island nation, Coast Guard crews had a remarkable […]


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Port assessment teams respond to 2011 floods

Since April, Coast Guard men and women have deployed in support of Federal, state and local agencies throughout the Midwest and southern United States in response to record floodwaters along the entire Mississippi River system. Dedicated units, including disaster area […]


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Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers continue flood response

As communities along the Mississippi River system continue to be impacted by record high waters, Coast Guard men and women are deployed in support of Federal, state and local agencies throughout the Midwest while the South remains on alert as […]


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Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers assist residents in Midwest flood zone

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough. With extreme high water conditions and heavy rains threatening to flood the town of Cairo, Ill., and adding pressure to the entire Mississippi River system, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers triggered […]


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Coast Guard concludes 2011 Red River flood ops

Written by Lt. Rob McCaskey, chief of incident management, Sector Upper Mississippi River. After nearly three weeks of operations, the Coast Guard is winding down its response to seasonal floods on the Red River. Record winter snows this year, and […]


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Red River flood response continues

With contributions from Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm. For the past two weeks, Coast Guard personnel and assets have assisted in a multi-agency response to flooding along the Red River in North Dakota and Minnesota. Since our last update, […]


Red River floods

Coast Guard joins Red River flood response

With contributions from Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant and Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm Coast Guard personnel, airboats and aircraft continue to assist in a multi-agency response to heavy flooding that started last week along the Red River in […]