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If you are in the lower Florida Keys region from Tuesday through Saturday be advised...You may see some U.S. Coast Guard...
02/08/2021

If you are in the lower Florida Keys region from Tuesday through Saturday be advised...

You may see some U.S. Coast Guard training activity.

This exercise will involve the use of Coast Guard boats and helicopters conducting boarding scenarios on select commercial vessels in the vicinities of Marquesas Keys and activities ashore in the towns and areas of Key West, Boca Chica, Long Point, and Saddlebunch Keys.

Training will take place in the late afternoon, evening, and at night. Mariners are asked to use caution and maintain a 3 nautical miles minimum distance from the exercise area for safety. Pilots should maintain a 1,000-foot minimum altitude. A relevant broadcast notice to mariners and aviators has been issued.

"These exercises help strengthen those vital relationships with our partners from other federal, state, and local agencies and commercial industry. They also ensure our members' proficiency to remain always ready and able to respond to our nation’s call," said Lt. Cmdr. Ginny Nadolny, chief of enforcement, US Coast Guard Sector Key West.

Questions about the exercise may be directed to Coast Guard Sector Key West at 305-292-7512.

(USCG File Photo by then PA3 Nick Ameen of U.S. Coast Guard Southeast circa 2010 IVO Key West)

You know the NFL names Brady and Gronk. #DYK Tunnell? Before becoming the first Black player inducted into the Pro Footb...
02/08/2021

You know the NFL names Brady and Gronk. #DYK Tunnell?

Before becoming the first Black player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Emlen Tunnell served in the U.S. Coast Guard during and after World War II. He also saved the lives of two shipmates!

In 2011, the U.S. Coast Guard posthumously awarded Tunnell the Silver Lifesaving Medal. A 154-foot fast response cutter, currently under construction in Louisiana, will be named for him and is tentatively scheduled to be commissioned in October.

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy plans to open the $3.5 million Emlen Tunnell Strength and Conditioning Center in September.

More: http://bit.ly/TunnellNFL

#ICYMI In January 1974 recruit company Sierra 89 reported to Cape May. Sierra 89, was made up of 33 women, the first gro...
02/01/2021
Resolute: An integrated model for climate and sea duty attractiveness

#ICYMI In January 1974 recruit company Sierra 89 reported to Cape May. Sierra 89, was made up of 33 women, the first group of women ever enlisted as "Regulars". Thirty of these women graduated. After Sierra 89, recruit companies were mixed-gender.

Forty-six years later, integration continues. This summer, 13 petty officers reported to USCGC Resolute (WMEC 620) as part of the cutter's enlisted women's integration, making Resolute the third 210-foot cutter in the Reliance-class fleet to do so.

Resolute's summer 2020 cruise highlights the success of this integration - 59-day in the Caribbean.
- Over 8,000 nautical miles travelled
- 1,100 pounds of marijuana interdicted
- 10 Cuban migrants rescued
- Numerous at-sea transfers with other Coast Guard and Navy assets

Want to know more? Check out out and hear from them!

#DIAP #WomenAtSea #Resolute #StrongerTogether

By Ensign Alexander Cordes This summer, 13 petty officers reported to USCGC Resolute (WMEC 620) as part of the cutter's enlisted women's integration, making Resolute the third 210-foot cutter in the Reliance-class fleet to do so. The crew and the command share their thoughts on what attracted them t...

And they all got home safely...A 29-foot vessel collided with a 30-foot vessel midweek, 13 miles east of Fort Pierce, Fl...
01/30/2021

And they all got home safely...

A 29-foot vessel collided with a 30-foot vessel midweek, 13 miles east of Fort Pierce, Florida.

Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce responded. The 45-foot response boat-medium boat crew embarked the seven boaters and safely transported them to Station Fort Pierce with no medical concerns.

#SARSaturday #OfficeViews

USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) maneuvers alongside the Brazilian navy ship Guaiba (P 41) off the coast of Northern Brazil in ear...
01/28/2021

USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) maneuvers alongside the Brazilian navy ship Guaiba (P 41) off the coast of Northern Brazil in early January.

The Stone and the Guaiba partnered together to share and practice law enforcement and rescue tactics as part of Operation Southern Cross.

📸PA3 John Hightower

#OpSouthernCross #Training #Partners

01/27/2021
HITRON 10 Founding Members: CWO Charles Anthony Hopkins

HITRON 10 Founding Members: CWO Charles Anthony Hopkins

In this documentary series, we spoke with Charles Anthony Hopkins. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer with nearly 32 years in military service and was one of the original ten members to stand up Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON). Hopkins is a HITRON 10 member and recognized for his role in selecting and developing the team's weapons systems and procedures. He was also the gunner for HITRON's first interdiction.

HITRON operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations primarily used "go-fast" boats, high-speed smuggling vessels capable of traveling over twice the speed of Coast Guard cutters. The Coast Guard needed a way to counter the threat.

In late 1998, six Coast Guard pilots and four enlisted aircrew members developed tactics and procedures to utilize armed helicopters operating aboard Coast Guard cutters to answer the call.

HITRON helicopters operate in known smuggling vectors and rely on expertly trained aircrews and precision marksmen to disable go-fast drug smuggling vessels in the event suspects refuse to comply with verbal and visual warnings for law enforcement boardings under international maritime law. This series focuses on the founding members, pioneers, and stakeholders who have played an essential part in HITRON's history.

#Gunner #Drugtrafficking #Druginterdiction #HITRON10
#HITRONFirsts

Meet Moulthrope! We were thrilled to commission USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) last week and officially welcome the...
01/27/2021

Meet Moulthrope!

We were thrilled to commission USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) last week and officially welcome the first of six FRCs bound for Patrol forces Southwest Asia to the fleet.

Moulthrope has another first - no other FRC is currently named for a Revenue Cutter member.

Charles is remembered for heroic and selfless service as a member of the Revenue Cutter Service cutter Commodore Perry, en route to patrol Alaska, when he rescued multiple shipmates who ended up in the sea.

They attempted to rescue another crewman who was swept overboard during heavy seas. Moulthrope "grabbed a line and leaped over the side" into the freezing water to save the four men. Not long after, he lost his life in the performance of duties in Unalaska, Alaska, in 1896, when he fell from a mast while trying to free a fouled pennant.

WPC 1141 brings recognition to the service and sacrifice of hundreds of sailors who served their country aboard the ships of this precursor of the Coast Guard.

PATFORSWA works with Naval Forces Central Command to conduct maritime operations to forward U.S. interests, deter, and counter disruptive countries, defeat violent extremism, and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities to secure the maritime environment in the Central Command area of responsibility. Currently they employ six U.S. Coast Guard 110-foot Island-class patrol boats.

More: http://ed.gr/c587w

📸 PA1 Adam Stanton
#Service #Commissioning #WPC1141 #History #TriService #AdvantageAtSea

#WCW Meet U.S. Coast Guard Fireman Tuana Castro, a crew member on the USCGC Stone (WMSL 758). An integral member of the ...
01/27/2021

#WCW Meet U.S. Coast Guard Fireman Tuana Castro, a crew member on the USCGC Stone (WMSL 758). An integral member of the first crew on Stone, she is thus a plank owner.

Originally from Oviedo, Florida, Castro graduated basic training in August, before reporting to the Stone where she now works in the engineering department.

The U.S. Coast Guard opened all rates to women in the 1970s, but women have served since our early days as lighthouse keepers and in vital support roles during World War II. Interested? Visit http://gocoastguard.com?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com

📸 PA3 John Hightower

#FacesofStone #WeAreLANT #FacesoftheFleet #OpSouthernCross

How do we get gas at sea?The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) crew conducts a replenishment at sea with Chilean navy ...
01/26/2021

How do we get gas at sea?

The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) crew conducts a replenishment at sea with Chilean navy oiler Almirante Montt (AO 52) in the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 25, 2020.

The cutter James deployed to the Pacific Ocean in support of enhanced counter-narcotics operations.

Many of our biggest missions are successful due to #partnerships

📸 Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez
#WeAreLANT

Jumping into the wheel like...U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Granger from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station ...
01/25/2021

Jumping into the wheel like...

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Granger from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans jumps into the water from an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter to rescue a training dummy off the coast of Northern Brazil last week.

Granger and the helicopter crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Houston are temporarily embarked on USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) for Operation Southern Cross.

The team partnered with peers in the Brazilian navy to train and demonstrate lifesaving and law enforcement practices.

Brazil and the United States bilateral relations have a long and fruitful history.

📸PA3 John Hightower

#Teamwork #SharedGoals #OpSouthernCross

What's happening here? Training day! U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Erin Key demonstrates standard restraint t...
01/25/2021

What's happening here? Training day!

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Erin Key demonstrates standard restraint techniques with Portuguese navy Lt. Miguel Dias Pinheiro for partners at the Brazilian naval base in Rio de Janeiro during Stone's #OpSouthernCross

They talked alongside the Stone’s command about various law enforcement practices and tactics with a group of Brazilian navy members.

As the two largest democracies and economies in the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Brazil have a partnership that is rooted in a shared commitment to expand economic growth and prosperity; promote international peace, security, and respect for human rights; and strengthen defense and security cooperation.

📸PA3 John Hightower

#SharedValues #Teamwork #Training #WeAreLANT

America's infrastructure is vital to our economy and the future of our nation. This includes our maritime infrastructure...
01/24/2021
Construction tender virtual tour

America's infrastructure is vital to our economy and the future of our nation. This includes our maritime infrastructure.

How do we take care of this important mission? With construction tenders!
Come take a tour!

U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Jesse Duane, officer in charge of Coast Guard Cutter Axe, explains important aspects of inland construction operations, Jan. 15, 2021.

Inland construction tenders construct, repair, and maintain fixed ATON within inland waterways along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf of Mexico; they are the only Coast Guard platform with the capability to drive and remove piles, erect towers, and effect major structural repairs.

🎥 by PA2 Ronald Hodges

U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Jesse Duane, officer in charge of Coast Guard Cutter Axe, explains important aspects of inland construction operations, Jan. 15, 2021. Inland construction tenders construct, repair, and maintain fixed ATON within inland waterways along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf of M...

This case highlights the importance of the Coast Guard's strong partnership with TCI. The aircrew, Coast Guard watchstan...
01/23/2021

This case highlights the importance of the Coast Guard's strong partnership with TCI. The aircrew, Coast Guard watchstanders, and TCI responders displayed superb teamwork and did a remarkable job saving 159 lives at sea. - LCDR McMillan, USCG liaison, Bahamas.

A deployed Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew assisted Turks and Caicos police and marine units in finding 159 people approximately 13 miles east of West Caicos Island, Turks and Caicos.

While the aircrew remained on scene, TCI responders removed all the people from the sail freighter and brought them to safety. The sail freighter ran aground on a reef. Additionally, due to the migrant vessel being significantly overloaded, the aircrew searched the immediate area to ensure no people were sighted in the water.

No injuries were reported.

#SARSaturday #LANTMissions #Teamwork

Today we celebrate Elmer “Archie” Stone‘s birthday. He is the first Coast Guard aviator and the namesake of our newest n...
01/22/2021

Today we celebrate Elmer “Archie” Stone‘s birthday. He is the first Coast Guard aviator and the namesake of our newest national security cutter.

#DYK he called Norfolk, Virginia, home? #NFK
More on Elmer Stone: bit.ly/EFStone

Night flight...

LTJG Cardinal supervises PO1 Jensen coordinating helicopter operations from the aviation tower of USCGC Stone in the Caribbean Sea on January 7. The crew is #training constantly as they conduct #OpSouthernCross and seek to promote the rule of law at sea.

U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, commander, U.S. Coast Guard, hosted U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Sciretta, depu...
01/22/2021

U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, commander, U.S. Coast Guard, hosted U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Sciretta, deputy director, Joint Interagency Task Force South, for breakfast Friday.

The U.S. Coast Guard and JIATF-South work together every day and with our other U.S. and international partners to disrupt the flow of illicit drugs that are a major funding source for criminal organizations operating within the Western Hemisphere.

Recently, the crew of USCGC Resolute (WMEC 620) carried those efforts on a 42-day patrol in support of Operation Southeast Watch. 


Resolute traveled over 5,000 miles, rescued and repatriated 110 Haitian migrants, and stopped 500 kilograms of contraband.

Read more about Resolute: http://bit.ly/ResWin20

#ServiceToNation #JIATFS #wearelant
U.S. Coast Guard Joint Interagency Task Force South

The U. S. Coast Guard and Guyana coast guard completed their first cooperative exercise this January, training to combat...
01/21/2021

The U. S. Coast Guard and Guyana coast guard completed their first cooperative exercise this January, training to combat illicit marine traffic since the enactment of a bilateral agreement between the two in September 2020.

#partners #opsoutherncross #training

Safety first...U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Patrick Coppo, an independent duty health services technician, instr...
01/20/2021

Safety first...

U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Patrick Coppo, an independent duty health services technician, instructs enlisted members in health and safety practices while on the messdeck of the USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) aboard the Caribbean Sea on Jan. 6, 2021.

Coppo taught on subjects such as hearing and sight conservation, respiratory protection, and personal hygiene.

#opsoutherncross #training

Gathering for good...Small boats from the USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) and Guyana's coast guard patrol off the coast of Guyana...
01/20/2021

Gathering for good...

Small boats from the USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) and Guyana's coast guard patrol off the coast of Guyana on January 9.

The two countries entered a bilateral agreement in 2020, to cooperate in suppressing illicit maritime traffic in Guyana’s waters.

#patrol #guyana #opsoutherncross

01/19/2021

We frequently get asked, what is it like to go to sea? Or why do you go to sea?

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Resolute is here to answer that question and take you on their winter 2020 Caribbean patrol.

Over 42 days, Resolute's crew traveled over 5,000 miles, rescued and repatriated 110 Haitian migrants, and stopped 500 kilograms of contraband.

Check it out!

Read more on the patrol at https://dvidshub.net/r/tz5e9h

🎬 Ensign Alexander Cordes
#Teamwork #WMEC #WeAreLANT #ServicetoNation #WhyIServe #FacesoftheFleet

U.S. Coast Guard USSOUTHCOM Ambassade des États-Unis, Port-au-Prince (Haïti)

Training day in Stone engineering Members of Stone's engineering team don flash gear during a training drill while patro...
01/18/2021

Training day in Stone engineering

Members of Stone's engineering team don flash gear during a training drill while patrolling the Caribbean Sea on Jan. 8, 2021. The team practiced mitigating damage to machinery while monitoring the equipment.

#training #opsoutherncross

#DYK we do comms? Integrated communications across agencies is one of the most important elements to any operation.  Man...
01/17/2021

#DYK we do comms?

Integrated communications across agencies is one of the most important elements to any operation.

Many of our units are involved in the upcoming inauguration and have been in past events too.

Thanks to the Acting DHS Secretary for taking a moment with our crews. Bravo Zulu to all those members standing the watch on the front lines this week around our area of operations.

#duty #ready #servicetonation #wearelant
U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Karl Schultz Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Department of Homeland Security

The deployed crew of the COMMCOM hosted Acting Secretary of Homeland Security the Honorable Peter Gaynor and Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Karl Schultz at the Enhanced Mobile Incident Command Post (eMICP) in Washington, D.C. These distinguished gentlemen received both operational and capability briefs in support of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.

#CGLikesBigTrucksAndWeCannotLie #eMICP #2021presidentialinauguration #coastguard #uscg #washingtondc #inauguration #commcom #communications
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region
U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command

LCDR McCarthey, of the USCGC Stone, shares an elbow bump, (COVID mitigation) with a Guyana coast guard member this week ...
01/17/2021

LCDR McCarthey, of the USCGC Stone, shares an elbow bump, (COVID mitigation) with a Guyana coast guard member this week as they celebrated the joint exercise. The exercise operationalizes the recently signed bilateral agreement.

#partners #guyana #training #opsoutherncross

The U. S. and Guyana governments enacted a bilateral agreement in 2020 and put it into action through training to cooper...
01/16/2021

The U. S. and Guyana governments enacted a bilateral agreement in 2020 and put it into action through training to cooperatively combat illegal marine activity in Guyana’s waters on January 9. The teams from the USCGC Stone and Guyana's coast guard conducted maneuvers and shared best practices, building the relationship.

#training #bilat #opsoutherncross

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