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Mission Commander (Ret) for the first HITRON Patrick Merrigan

Video by Cmdr. Ace Castle Interview and edition by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton In this documentary series the Coast Guard spoke with the Cmdr. (Ret) Patrick Merrigan who was the Mission Commander for the first HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron). Merrigan retired as a USCG Commander with 30 years of military service. He Leer másMission Commander (Ret) for the first HITRON Patrick Merrigan[…]

Coast Guard HITRON history series Captain Richard Bates

Interview by: Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton.Edited by: Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton. In this documentary series from the HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron), Coast Guard spoke with Captain USCG (Ret) Richard Bates. Bates was the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) platform manager for Coast Guard headquarters aviation forces during the transition from Leer másCoast Guard HITRON history series Captain Richard Bates[…]

USCGC Hamilton and HITRON crews returns from patrol in Caribbean Sea

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) and HITRON crews returned home Friday following a 12-week multi-mission deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The USCGC crew deployed in early March to participate in the Tailored Ship Training Availability, a three-week training program was testing the crew in naval warfare, damage control, Leer másUSCGC Hamilton and HITRON crews returns from patrol in Caribbean Sea[…]

Los helicópteros AS565 MBe Panther del SEMAR, México

Ciudad de México, 1 de junio de 2022 — Los AS565 MBe Panther operados en México por el SEMAR componen la segunda flota de helicópteros más grande y moderna de la máxima autoridad naval del país. Estas aeronaves representan el 25% de la capacidad operativa de la Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR), actualmente en servicio para Leer másLos helicópteros AS565 MBe Panther del SEMAR, México[…]

CBP-AMO interdicts 695 pounds of cocaine headed to Cabo Rojo

AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico. March 23, 2022 — CBP-AMO (US Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations) agents intercepted a vessel near Cabo Rojo with 695 pounds (315.4 Kilos) of cocaine and one firearm. The estimated value of the cocaine is $6,3 million and the two vessel occupants were arrested. “Our maritime awareness allows us Leer másCBP-AMO interdicts 695 pounds of cocaine headed to Cabo Rojo[…]

USCGC Active and a HITRON crew returns home after counter-drug patrol

PORT ANGELES, Wash.​ – The​ USCGC Active​ (WMEC 619) and a HITRON crew​ returned to Port Angeles​ Wednesday​ after a 10,572 nautical miles and 55-day counter-drug deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Coast Guard Cutter Active crew and a HITRON aircrew deployed off the coast of Central America in support of counter-drug operations. ​Numerous Leer másUSCGC Active and a HITRON crew returns home after counter-drug patrol[…]

USCGC Hamilton returns home after 72-day patrol

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) crew returned home Wednesday to Charleston after completing a 72-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean.​ The crew offloaded 26,250 pounds (11,907 kilograms) of cocaine and 3,700 pounds of marijuana worth $504 million Monday at Port Everglades.​ ​ ​ Hamilton’s crew interdicted five Leer másUSCGC Hamilton returns home after 72-day patrol[…]

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