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)[…]

CBP P-3 Orion crews (AMO) and partners seize nearly 9 tons of cocaine

WASHINGTON D.C. — CBP (Customs and Border Protection) AMO (Air and Marine Operations) National Air Security Operations Center, P-3 Orion Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews and United States Southern Command partners conducted three counter-narcotics operations in July and August that disrupted 17,620 pounds of cocaine, denying transnational criminal organizations operating in drug source Leer másCBP P-3 Orion crews (AMO) and partners seize nearly 9 tons of cocaine[…]

Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection seized 15 million in cocaine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico​ — The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection seized 15 million dollar in cocaine, the drug was offloaded in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew offloaded nearly $15 million in seized cocaine and transferred custody of two male smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan Leer másCoast Guard, Customs and Border Protection seized 15 million in cocaine[…]

USCG and Japan Coast Guard strengthen capabilities with a joint exercise

JAPAN — The USCG concluded a joint law-enforcement exercise Sunday with the Japan Coast Guard in the Philippine Sea, furthering interoperability in performing law-enforcement missions. This weekend, ships from the U.S. Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard conducted exercises near the Ogasawara Islands of Japan. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and Japan Coast Guard Leer másUSCG and Japan Coast Guard strengthen capabilities with a joint exercise[…]

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