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Operating as usual

08/17/2021

We just concluded this year's #OperationNanook with USCGC Escanaba, USCGC Richard Snyder, and our Royal Canadian Navy colleagues.

Here's a peek in #27photos. Ok, so it's closer to 35, but the ones at the end are really cool!

Strengthening partnerships and testing interoperability, the USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907) and USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127) participated in Operation Nanook in early to mid-August.



Operation Nanook is the Canadian Armed Forces' signature #Arctic operation, comprising a series of comprehensive, joint, interagency, and multinational activities designed to exercise the defense of Canada and security in the region and incident management response and search rescue capabilities.

With commercial traffic and cruise ships increasingly visible in the Arctic, international collaborations are necessary to meet this increased traffic's potential search and rescue challenges. Nanook-Tuugaalik is the maritime component of the Nanook series of deployments and training events intended to be an Arctic naval presence operation and domain awareness of the waters in and around Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. Nanook-Tatigiit is the incident management and search and rescue exercise portion.

📸 MC3 Williams, USCGC Richard Snyder, HMCS Harry Dewolf (AOPV 430), HMCS Goose Bay (MM 707)

More: https://bit.ly/OpNanook21

U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Maritime Forces Atlantic - Forces Maritimes de l'Atlantique Admiral Karl Schultz Admiral Linda Fagan Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

08/16/2021

#repost• U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater

A CGAS Clearwater HC-130 Hercules airplane shuttles fresh MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews for the Haiti earthquake response. The Hercules is a vital asset for supplies and logistics to enable the forward response.

🎬 courtesy CGAS Clearwater

#USCGAviation #carribepartners #haitiearthquake

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) SOCSOUTH Ambassade des États-Unis, Port-au-Prince (Haïti) USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance USAID Haiti U.S. Coast Guard Southeast U.S. Coast Guard

Our efforts in #Haiti as part of the dynamic team supporting the people there continue. The U.S. is coordinating support...
08/16/2021

Our efforts in #Haiti as part of the dynamic team supporting the people there continue. The U.S. is coordinating support for Haiti after a 7.2 earthquake hit the nation last week.

U.S. Coast Guard crews are transporting medical personnel and supplies. We are providing medical evacuations to get people to a higher level of medical care. We are also now transporting urban search and rescue teams through the area to locate more affected people and rescue them.

We are committed to our partners as they navigate this challenging time and we support U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)'s enduring promise initiative.

📸 PO Villa Rodriguez of U.S. Coast Guard Southeast

#CarribePartners #StrongerTogether #EnduringPromise #USAID #community

SOCSOUTH USAID - US Agency for International Development USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance USAID Haiti Ambassade des États-Unis, Port-au-Prince (Haïti) Admiral Karl Schultz

In response to a request from Haiti’s government for U.S. Coast Guard assistance following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake an...
08/15/2021

In response to a request from Haiti’s government for U.S. Coast Guard assistance following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake and storm activity on the horizon, we have resources in country and en route.

The Service committed a number of air and surface assets from Clearwater and Miami to help in transporting medical personnel and supplies, and transporting critically injured citizens needing a higher level of care to facilities in Port au Prince, Haiti.

These efforts are being coordinated with U.S. Southern Command and U.S. AID.

“On behalf of the United States Coast Guard I express our deepest sympathies to the people of Haiti," said U.S. Coast Guard District Seven Commander, Rear Adm. Brendan McPherson. "Our hearts go out to our Haitian diaspora here in Miami and to those tragically impacted in Haiti. We are supporting USAID humanitarian relief efforts, U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative, and coordinating closely with Ambassador Sison and her country-team to assist in every way that we can. Our helicopters and aircrews are transporting medical personnel and evacuating those requiring higher levels of care. Our cutters remain offshore and on standby to assist the citizens of Haiti and to support agency response locally. Our unity of effort, our commitment to our neighbors, and our ability to lead through a crisis will help see us all through this tragic event.”

📷 U.S. Coast Guard CGAS Miami and U.S. Coast Guard CGLO Lt. David Steele

#CarribePartners #EnduringPromise #Community #USAID #StrongerTogether

U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Southeast U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Ambassade des États-Unis, Port-au-Prince (Haïti) USAID - US Agency for International Development

Look who came to visit! This #SundayMorning, we are enjoying #GlenHarris views here in the #Portsmouth area. The WPC 114...
08/15/2021

Look who came to visit! This #SundayMorning, we are enjoying #GlenHarris views here in the #Portsmouth area.

The WPC 1144 crew is here for some training and supplies ahead of their transit to homeport in Bahrain with #EmlenTunnell later this year.

📸 PACS Sara Muir
More on Harris: bit.ly/WPC1144Com

#WeAreLANT #OfficeViews #GallantryAbroad #Community

U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Navy U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia

Look who came to visit! This #SundayMorning, we are enjoying #GlenHarris views here in the #Portsmouth area.

The WPC 1144 crew is here for some training and supplies ahead of their transit to homeport in Bahrain with #EmlenTunnell later this year.

📸 PACS Sara Muir
More on Harris: bit.ly/WPC1144Com

#WeAreLANT #OfficeViews #GallantryAbroad #Community

U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Navy U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia

In recent weeks U.S. Coast Guard crews brought vaccines to Haiti and worked in the country with partners to ensure port ...
08/15/2021

In recent weeks U.S. Coast Guard crews brought vaccines to Haiti and worked in the country with partners to ensure port security and a strong maritime commons. A 7.2 earthquake yesterday means we've now been called to support in a different way.

Our U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk aircrews are transporting medical personnel and supplies from Port au Prince, #Haiti to Jérémie Airport and evacuating injured citizens to higher-level medical care facilities in Port au Prince.

#CarribePartners #SavingLives #USCGAviation #HumanitarianHelp #WeAreLANT

U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Southeast U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) USAID - US Agency for International Development U.S. Department of State Ambassade des États-Unis, Port-au-Prince (Haïti)

08/13/2021

Check out this clip from @uscg_airsta_clearwater! • repost

Posted @withregram • @uscg_airsta_clearwater Nice shot! Today a Clearwater C130 successfully dropped survival equipment to individuals stranded near Cay Sal Bank.

#fridayfromthefield #uscg #uscgaviation #savinglives

Tropical Depression Fred is expected to make landfall Monday and upgrade to a tropical storm with winds ranging from 39 ...
08/12/2021

Tropical Depression Fred is expected to make landfall Monday and upgrade to a tropical storm with winds ranging from 39 mph to 73 mph.

The Coast Guard is warning the public of these important safety messages:

Stay off the water: The Coast Guard’s search and rescue capabilities degrade as storm conditions strengthen. This means help could be delayed. Boaters should heed weather watches, warnings and small craft advisories.

Evacuate as necessary: If mandatory evacuations are set for an area, the public should evacuate without delay. Coast Guard personnel and other emergency responders may not be able to evacuate or rescue those in danger during the storm.

Secure belongings: Owners of large boats are urged to move their vessels to inland marinas where they will be less vulnerable to breaking free of their moorings or to sustaining damage. Trailer-able boats should be pulled from the water and stored in a place that is not prone to flooding. Those who are leaving their boats in the water are reminded to remove EPIRBs and to secure life rings, lifejackets and small boats. These items, if not properly secured, can break free and require valuable search and rescue resources be diverted to ensure people are not in distress.

Stay clear of beaches: Wave heights and currents typically increase before a storm makes landfall. Even the best swimmers can fall victim to the strong waves and rip currents caused by hurricanes. Swimmers should stay clear of beaches until local lifeguards and law enforcement officials say the water is safe.

Be prepared: Area residents should be prepared by developing a family plan, creating a disaster supply kit, having a place to go, securing their home and having a plan for pets. Information can be found at the National Hurricane Center’s webpage.

Stay informed: The public should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through local television, radio and Internet. Boaters can monitor its progress on VHF radio channel 16. Information can also be obtained on small craft advisories and warnings on VHF radio channel 16.

Mariners can also view the latest port updates on the Coast Guard’s Homeport site.

For more information see the links below:
https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
https://www.tropicalstormrisk.com
https://homeport.uscg.mil

#tsfred #tropicalstorm #stormtready #Storm21

Tropical Depression Fred is expected to make landfall Monday and upgrade to a tropical storm with winds ranging from 39 mph to 73 mph.

The Coast Guard is warning the public of these important safety messages:

Stay off the water: The Coast Guard’s search and rescue capabilities degrade as storm conditions strengthen. This means help could be delayed. Boaters should heed weather watches, warnings and small craft advisories.

Evacuate as necessary: If mandatory evacuations are set for an area, the public should evacuate without delay. Coast Guard personnel and other emergency responders may not be able to evacuate or rescue those in danger during the storm.

Secure belongings: Owners of large boats are urged to move their vessels to inland marinas where they will be less vulnerable to breaking free of their moorings or to sustaining damage. Trailer-able boats should be pulled from the water and stored in a place that is not prone to flooding. Those who are leaving their boats in the water are reminded to remove EPIRBs and to secure life rings, lifejackets and small boats. These items, if not properly secured, can break free and require valuable search and rescue resources be diverted to ensure people are not in distress.

Stay clear of beaches: Wave heights and currents typically increase before a storm makes landfall. Even the best swimmers can fall victim to the strong waves and rip currents caused by hurricanes. Swimmers should stay clear of beaches until local lifeguards and law enforcement officials say the water is safe.

Be prepared: Area residents should be prepared by developing a family plan, creating a disaster supply kit, having a place to go, securing their home and having a plan for pets. Information can be found at the National Hurricane Center’s webpage.

Stay informed: The public should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through local television, radio and Internet. Boaters can monitor its progress on VHF radio channel 16. Information can also be obtained on small craft advisories and warnings on VHF radio channel 16.

Mariners can also view the latest port updates on the Coast Guard’s Homeport site.

For more information see the links below:
https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes
https://www.tropicalstormrisk.com
https://homeport.uscg.mil

#tsfred #tropicalstorm #stormtready #Storm21

#DYK the U.S. Coast Guard has visited nearly every coastal state in the World? In partnership with our maritime trading ...
08/12/2021

#DYK the U.S. Coast Guard has visited nearly every coastal state in the World?

In partnership with our maritime trading partners, the International Port Security Program seeks to reduce risk to U.S. maritime interests, including U.S. ports and ships, and to facilitate secure maritime trade globally. Through reciprocal port visits, the discussion and sharing of port security best practices and the development of mutual interests in securing ships coming to the United States, both U.S. port security and the security of the global maritime transport system are enhanced.

In June, Lt. Cmdr. Kate Woods, IPS liaison officer to Haiti, led a team from U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area to Haiti.

The team visited seven facilities in four ports, including bulk, container, and cruise terminals. This visit provided an opportunity to exchange port security practices and information in a post-COVID world, and renew the bilateral commitment to port security. Haiti is the 25th highest trading partner with the United States, measured by ship arrivals. Maintaining a secure maritime transportation system is vital for the economies of both countries. The team also spent significant time at the cruise terminal at Labadee, as part of supporting the maritime industry's effort to reopen Caribbean cruising and tourism.

📸 LCDR Kate Woods

#maritimecommons #partners #portsecurity #WeAreLANT

#ICYMI When we come together, we accomplish great things! Our hats off to our Canadian colleagues for their part in #OpC...
08/11/2021

#ICYMI When we come together, we accomplish great things!

Our hats off to our Canadian colleagues for their part in #OpCarribe. This team was an integral part of the largest U.S. Coast Guard narcotic offload in history.

Vice Adm. Poulin, the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, was thrilled to present the HMCS Shawinigan with their snowflakes. Shawinigan and USCGC James (WMSL 754) and others are home now and resting up for the next op!

More: lnks.gd/2/WqpR8J

📷 courtesy HMCS Shawinigan

#Partners #SavingLives #GlobalImpact #Teamwork
U.S. Coast Guard Department of Homeland Security U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Royal Canadian Navy Maritime Forces Atlantic - Forces Maritimes de l'Atlantique U.S. Coast Guard Cutter JAMES - WMSL 754

Our cutter crews participated in a joint international maritime exercise with the United Kingdom, Kingdom of Bahrain, Ki...
08/11/2021

Our cutter crews participated in a joint international maritime exercise with the United Kingdom, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Kuwait, and United Arab Emirates last month.

This exercise marks the second multi-national air operation in support of maritime surface warfare exercise in two months. These joint operations allow the participants to integrate assets and capabilities between those in the air and those in the sea to move maritime forces engaged in operations and defense.

More: https://bit.ly/PAT4AOMSW

Maui and Moulthrope are deployed to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. Fifth Fleet area of operations under U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Force Southwest Asia.

The U.S. Coast Guard began operations in the region with the U.S. Navy in 2002. We have a key role in maritime security, maritime infrastructure protection operations, and are a maritime humanitarian presence on the seas. The U.S. Coast Guard efforts hinge on formulating strong and independent relationships throughout the Arabian Gulf and leveraging the full-spectrum, flexible vessel boarding capabilities and maritime country engagements on the shore.

📷 SPC Joesph DeLuco, SN Chelsea Palmer, PO Joseph Perrone

#TriServiceMaritime #AdvantageAtSea #GlobalImpact #Interoperability
#WeAreLANT

U.S. Navy U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia U.S. Central Command U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet Royal Navy

#ICYMI  late last month, we welcomed Capt. Matthew Brown as commanding officer of USCGC Hamilton - WMSL 753 and we bid a...
08/09/2021

#ICYMI late last month, we welcomed Capt. Matthew Brown as commanding officer of USCGC Hamilton - WMSL 753 and we bid a fond farewell to Capt. Timothy Cronin.

A native of Long Island, New York, Cronin retired following 25 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard. He and his family are retiring to San Fernandina Beach, Florida.

“Today was about celebrating what this extraordinary crew accomplished over the last two years. It was an honor to be their captain, and it was an even greater honor to serve my country for the last 25 years in the U.S. Coast Guard,” said Cronin.

Cronin began his career as a cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, graduating in 1996. His career includes shoreside and afloat tours on both coasts and Puerto Rico. He also served as senior duty officer in the White House Situation Room under the Bush Administration.

Of note, during his time on Hamilton, Cronin oversaw several integrations with the Navy. In January 2020, the Hamilton became the first NSC to participate in a Navy Composite Training Unit Exercise; for three weeks, the cutter integrated with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and Carrier Strike Group 10. After operating with the Carrier Strike Group, the crew patrolled the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South, returning in April 2020 after 80 days in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and offloaded $324 million of co***ne and ma*****na. In 2021, Hamilton was the first NSC to operate in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The crew conducted a historic 97-day deployment to Europe, escorting two U.S. Coast Guard Sentinel-class fast response cutters across the Atlantic on their route to Bahrain and then working with U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet, Allies, and partners.

We know we'll continue to see great things from Hamilton's crew.

More: https://bit.ly/753CofC

#WMSL753 #NSC #ChangeofCommand #WeAreLANT

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