Coast Guard HITRON History Series: AET1 Kimberly Dechmerowski

In this USCG HITRON History Documentary Series, the Coast Guard speak with Petty Officer 1st Class Kimberly Dechmerowski, an avionics electrical technician. Dechmerowski and the first female gunner of Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron. The HITRON operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations Leer másCoast Guard HITRON History Series: AET1 Kimberly Dechmerowski[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to homeport after 47-day Caribbean Sea patrol

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Diligence​ returned to homeport in Pensacola Friday after a 47-day Caribbean Sea patrol. USCGC Diligence performed counter-drug operations in support of the U.S. Government’s Joint Interagency Task Force–South, which conducts detection and monitoring operations in the Caribbean to facilitate the interdiction of illicit trafficking in support of Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to homeport after 47-day Caribbean Sea patrol[…]

HITRON, el Escuadrón Táctico de Interdicción del U.S. Coast Guard

Con base en Jacksonville (Florida), HITRON es el Escuadrón Táctico de Interdicción (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron) del U.S. Coast Guard especializado en la lucha contra el tráfico de drogas. Para llevar a cabo su misión la Unidad está capacitada y autorizada para el Uso de Fuerza Aerotransportada (AUF, Airborne Use of Force), tanto en las Leer másHITRON, el Escuadrón Táctico de Interdicción del U.S. Coast Guard[…]

The Coast Guard Cutter Confidence seizes 1,090 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A 54-year-old Coast Guard Cutter Confidence seized approximately 1,090 pounds of suspected cocaine in mid-May with an estimated value of $18.7 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America. A maritime patrol aircraft spotted a suspected smuggling vessel and diverted the crew aboard the Coast Leer másThe Coast Guard Cutter Confidence seizes 1,090 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast[…]

U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy strengthen partnerships through strategic plan

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Royal Canadian Navy signed a five-year strategic plan Tuesday, laying the foundation for future coordination and joint operations. Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, commander Coast Guard Pacific Area; Vice Adm. Scott D. Conn, commander Navy Third Fleet; Royal Canadian Navy Rear Adm. Bob Auchterlonie, commander Maritime Forces Leer másU.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy strengthen partnerships through strategic plan[…]

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