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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[…]

CBP-AMO seize 1.3 tons of cocaine in eastern Pacific

WASHINGTON D.C. — An CBP-AMO (Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations) National Air Security Operations MQ-9 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) crewed by AMO personnel and Coast Guard (USCG) members worked with Joint Interagency Task Force South and international partners to seize 2,646 pounds of cocaine and detain three people in the Eastern Pacific on Leer másCBP-AMO seize 1.3 tons of cocaine in eastern Pacific[…]

USCGC James offload more than a billion dollar in narcotics

MIAMI —​ USCGC James crew offloaded narcotics (approximately 54,500 pounds of cocaine and 15,800 pounds of marijuana) worth approximately​ $1.06 billion at Port Everglades, Thursday. The ship’s crew set new records during their 90-day patrol for the largest single cocaine interdiction at 10,915 pounds, worth $206.4 million, and the largest single marijuana interdiction at 3,962 Leer másUSCGC James offload more than a billion dollar in narcotics[…]

CBP-AMO P-3 Orion crew and SOUTHCOM seized 4.7 tons of cocaine

WASHINGTON D.C. — CBP-AMO (Air and Marine Operations) National Air Security Operations Center P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker crews and United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) partners conducted counter-narcotics operations and seized 4.7 tons (9,475 pounds) of cocaine in transit zones between October 1 and November 30, 2021. The coordinated effort between AMO, the federal government, and Leer másCBP-AMO P-3 Orion crew and SOUTHCOM seized 4.7 tons of cocaine[…]

USS Sioux City seized 49 million cocaine in the Caribbean

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) with embarked USCG Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 102 seized over $49 million in suspected cocaine, Oct. 11-12, 2021. On Oct. 11, a suspected drug smuggling go-fast vessel (GFV) was spotted by a maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and Sioux City was vectored in for an intercept. Leer másUSS Sioux City seized 49 million cocaine in the Caribbean[…]

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HITRON History Series: Coast Guard PA1 JD Lawrence (Ret)

In this documentary series the Coast Guard spoke with JD Lawrence, Aviation Maintenance Technician Petty Officer 1st Class, USCG HITRON (Ret). JD Lawrence retired with over 26 years of military service and was one of the original ten members to stand up Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON). He was one of the first two gunners Leer másHITRON History Series: Coast Guard PA1 JD Lawrence (Ret)[…]

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