Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Elliott Felix and his explosive detection canine, Luna, pose for a photo at a warehouse in Seattle, Sept. 19, 2016. The Coast Guard employs 16 canine explosive detection teams, which are located across the country at Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Teams and the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ali Flockerzi.

Elliott and Luna: A Coast Guard explosive detection team

Being one of only 16 canine explosive detection teams in the Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Elliot Felix and his partner, Luna play a vital role in advancing the Department of Homeland Security’s mission of securing the homeland and protecting Americans. Canine teams offer unique capabilities across various disciplines and can be deployed throughout diverse operating environments.


Operation Trident Fury

Operation Trident Fury: An exercise with northern neighbors

Everyone enjoys having a friendly neighbor. The biennial Trident Fury exercise, led by the Royal Canadian navy, is designed to build and reinforce a strong working relationship between the maritime forces of the U.S. and Canada. This year, it included live gunnery exercises, maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare training. Learn more about this critical strategic partnership!


Coast Guard Magazine

Latest Coast Guard Magazine online

Post contributed by Coast Guard Magazine Editor, Chief CC Clayton. The latest issue of Coast Guard Magazine is hot off the press! Can’t wait to get your hands on a hard copy? The latest issue can be viewed and downloaded […]


itCG-MSST Seattle returns home, US and Canada search for boater, investigation results released, migrants repatriated, divers in Saipan rescued

[youtube Dax6R3RwxQU nolink] Members of Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Seattle (91101), returned home Friday after a six month deployment conducting port security duties in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. MSSTs were created under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) 2002 […]