Camp Lemonnier entrance sign. Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy.

Pacific Area deputy commander visits Reservists deployed to Africa

Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro, Coast Guard Pacific Area deputy commander, visited reservists assigned to Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa. While there, DeQuattro recognized two reservists by presenting them the Navy Expeditionary Warfare Specialist pins.

The universal mission to save lives: Training in Liberia

The universal mission to save lives: Training in Liberia

U.S. Coast Guard members of a mobile training team from the International Training Detachment at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Va. deployed to Liberia in February, 2013 to strengthen local forces and build partnerships for the future.

Adm. Papp visits Malta

Adm. Papp visits international partners in Malta

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp visited Malta last week, kicking off an international trip to meet with partner organizations and visit Coast Guard personnel stationed or deployed overseas. This visit further strengthened ties between the Coast Guard and Malta and underscored many areas of mutual interest.

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.

CGC Forward arrives in Monrovia, Liberia

Forward deployed: Monrovia, Liberia

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie Elis, Coast Guard public affairs specialist aboard Coast Guard Cutter Forward. The Forward arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, June 17, marking their second African port call on the four-month journey. During the trip across […]

African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership

Mission to Africa – Senegal

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk This week CGC Mohawk pulled into Dakar, Senegal, and wrapped our work with the Senegalese Navy. We spent five days along the coast of Senegal and their Exclusive Economic Zone assisting […]

Line crossing ceremony

Mission to Africa – Line Crossing Ceremony

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk. This week we ended on a traditional note, we celebrated becoming Shellbacks. About 75 percent of the crew started this week as “slimy wogs” (those who had never crossed the equator […]

Cutter Tour

Mission to Africa – Liberia

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk On Thursday we arrived in Monrovia, Liberia to begin our work with the Liberian Coast Guard (LCG). The work we are doing with the LCG is part of the African Partnership […]

Small boat

Mission to Africa – Sierra Leone

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk This week we arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, for a port visit after finishing up our work with a Sierra Leone Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and vessels from the Republic of […]

itCG-Cleveland rescue, piracy training, oil spill, survival at sea

The Cleveland Browns were not the only ones who needed a rescue Sunday night. The Coast Guard came to the aid of four people who fell into Lake Erie from a pier near Cleveland Browns Stadium. Guardians from Station Cleveland […]

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