HITRON History Series: Kevin Gavin, Capt. USCG (Ret)

In this documentary series, the USCG spoke with Captain Kevin Gavin (Retired) from HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron). Gavin was the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Commanding Officer from 2014-17. He was also stationed at HITRON as a line pilot from 2000-03 when the unit was just getting started. Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron operations started as Leer másHITRON History Series: Kevin Gavin, Capt. USCG (Ret)[…]

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 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[…]

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