Nineteen packages of marijuana float near Naval Station Guantanamo Bay after being jettisoned off a small boat in June 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

PSU 309, Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant team up to interdict illegal drugs

Coast Guard service members from Port Security Unit 309 and Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant often conduct missions very different from each other. Despite having different missions, these units often operate jointly with other Coast Guard assets and with international partners. In early June, members from both units collaborated to interdict illegal drugs approximately one mile from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay’s shoreline.

Guardian of the Week – BM2 Billy Poertner

“Haitians are mean and violent people.” – Corporal Billy Poertner, USMC It was a harsh assessment forged in combat by Marine Corps Corporal Billy Poertner in 1994. Poertner was deployed to Haiti during one of the most violent periods of […]