Paratus Report: April 2017, Episode 2

Here is the newest edition of the Paratus Report! This episode covers the Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Response Team and the 2016 Chief Journalist Alex Haley Award winners. You don’t want to miss it!


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Why I Serve: ME1 Brady Osborne

As a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team’s direct action section, I have a unique opportunity to be a part of extremely impactful operations. I recently returned from a deployment to the United States Central Command’s area of responsibility in support of counter-piracy operations and was able to experience the massive role and influence the U.S. Coast Guard has in this theater.


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Deployable Specialized Forces: Neutralizing the threat

The two deployable specialized forces conducted training and joint exercises at the Center for National Response, a flexible weapons of mass destruction training complex that provides multi-scenario exercises for the military, first responders or joint operations. The CNR is an operational component of the Joint Interagency Training and Education Center operated by the Chief, National Guard Bureau and the adjutant general of West Virginia.


Divers

Protecting the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Beneath the blue waters of the Florida Keys, the continental United States’ only living-coral barrier reef stretches for miles. The reef and surrounding waters generate more than $2.3 billion annually for the local economy, create more than 33,000 ocean jobs throughout the Florida Keys and support fisheries that feeds millions. Across this economically important area, the Coast Guard maintains 450 buoys, markers and aids to navigation that safely guides water traffic through the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.


Off-duty Coast Guardsman aids Navy pilot after crash

Written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Anderson, Deployable Operations Group. An off-duty Coast Guard member and Virginia Beach native provided first aid to a downed F/A-18D Hornet pilot after his plane crashed near Virginia Beach, Friday. Petty Officer 2nd […]


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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 […]


Deployable Specialized Forces Stem to Stern Review update

Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces such as the Maritime Security Response Team, Maritime Safety and Security Teams, Tactical Law Enforcement Teams, Port Security Units and Regional Strike Teams located throughout the country, are part of the service’s Maritime Trident of […]


itCG-Maritime Security Response Team, Rescue 21 in action, four rescued from bees

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano visited the CGC Frank Drew in Portsmouth, Virginia yesterday to discuss maritime security and watch the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT) demonstrate their counterterrorism and advanced interdiction capabilities. The MSRT was established in 2004 […]