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Captain Walter Reger, Coast Guard HITRON history series

In this documentary series, the U.S. Coast Guard spoke with retired Captain Walter Reger, the third commanding officer of HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron). 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 Leer másCaptain Walter Reger, Coast Guard HITRON history series[…]

USCGC Bertholf and HITRON seized $14M in cocaine

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750) and HITRON crews returned to Alameda with $14M seized in cocaine after traveling over 18,000 nautical miles during a 77-day counter-narcotics patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Saturday. Bertholf’s crew conducted multiple boardings of suspected drug-smuggling vessels while patrolling international waters off the coasts of Central and Leer másUSCGC Bertholf and HITRON seized $14M in cocaine[…]

Coast Guard HITRON History Series: Capt. Walter Reger

In this documentary series, we spoke with retired Coast Guard Capt. Walter Reger, he was the third commanding officer of HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron). Coast Guard 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 Leer másCoast Guard HITRON History Series: Capt. Walter Reger[…]

Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) History

In this documentary series the U.S. Coast Guard spoked with Charles Anthony Hopkins, a Chief Warrant Officer retired 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 Leer másCoast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) History[…]

Coast Guard HITRON History Series: Rear Adm. Donna Cottrell

The U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (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 Leer másCoast Guard HITRON History Series: Rear Adm. Donna Cottrell[…]

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