Protecting America: Port Security Unit 305 departs for 9-month deployment

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 recently departed Norfolk, Virginia, for a regularly scheduled, nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Throughout their deployment, PSU 305 will maintain a continuous maritime antiterrorism-force protection presence in the Naval Defensive Sea Area of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, directly supporting the commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay Naval reservation and adjoining waters, creating a layered defensive posture.


Ty Pennington with Coast Guardsmen

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition supports Year of the Coast Guard Family

Over the past eight years, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has helped hundreds of people, including nearly two dozen military families, by transforming their homes in an effort to improve their lives. But the show’s producers aren’t stopping there. They are […]


Guardians of the Week – The Udland Family

Heroism takes many forms. This week’s Guardians of the Week are heroes not for their bravery and sacrifice on the battlefield but for their exceptional dedication and service to the community. BM1 Aaron Udland from Station Juneau, his wife Shannon, […]


Guardians of the Week – LT Springer and AETCM Ferreira

For most of us, 140.6 miles is a long Sunday drive. To LT Laura Springer and AETCM Michael Ferreira it amounts to a grueling one-day competition with temperatures peaking at 105. On October 10 they swam, biked and ran under […]


Coast Guard Angler of the Year – LCDR Bates

LCDR Richard Bates won the American Bass Anglers (ABA) Coast Guard Angler of the Year Award at the 2009 American Fishing Tour National Championship, held September 30 – October 2, 2009 at Pickwick Lake, Florence, AL. LCDR Bates also placed […]