Positioning adaptable forces

Last week, six Maritime Safety and Security Teams including Galveston, Honolulu, King’s Bay, Los Angeles, Miami and Seattle deployed in support of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation – the first U.S.-hosted national special security event outside the continental U.S. In part […]


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 […]

ME2 Antis and Ryder

Guardian of the Week – ME2 Nick Antis

Post co-authored by LT Bryan Burkhalter, executive officer of Marine Safety and Security Team (MSST) Los Angeles/Long Beach Executing missions in the Coast Guard requires extensive teamwork and partnership, and for Petty Officer Second Class Nick Antis his partnership comes […]

ME2 Noah Watson

Reflections on Katrina – MK1 Young and ME2 Watson

Yesterday, the nation marked the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in New Orleans. For the people of the Gulf, the men and women of the Coast Guard and the millions tracking the storm, landfall was only the beginning of […]

New Year, New Career

The New Year marks the beginning of a new career path for some Guardians. As Coast Guard commands across the nation ceremoniously induct members into the new Maritime Enforcement Specialist (ME) rate, these Guardians are not only making Coast Guard […]

itCG – MSST team in the Gulf of Aden, disabled cargo ship, boat collision, red flare search, joint interagency training

Coast Guard watchstanders have been working to render assistance to a 740-foot Indian cargo ship that was adrift in 30 foot seas and 50 mph winds about 540 miles southwest of Alaska’s Adak Island. A Coast Guard C-130 from Air […]

itCG – major drug bust, missing boater search suspended, ADM Allen talks with gCaptain

Post written by Christopher Lagan. Last week, Guardians from Maritime Safety and Security Team 91104 (attached to the USS Anzio – flagship of Combined Task Force 151), assisted the Navy in the seizure of 4 tons of illegal drugs in […]

Joint Civilian Orientation Conference

Post Written by LTJG Ryan T. White Very few people would have told me that I would see the world from my rolling office chair at Coast Guard Headquarters. Upon receiving orders to the Community Relations Division in 2008, I […]

The DOG’s dogs

Or should I say, the DOG’s dog teams or maybe I should just stick with the politically correct canine teams. At any rate, three Guardians from Deployable Operations Group (DOG) units graduated from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Canine […]

itCG-busy start to the holiday weekend, the anniversary of MSST’s

It has already been a busy start to the holiday weekend for Guardians with several search and rescue cases across the nation. Here are a few… Thankfully, this one ended well. Coast Guard searched all day yesterday for four men […]

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