USCG Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron HITRON history series: Adm. James Loy

The USCG Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the United States Drug trafficking organizations primarily used “go-fast” boats, high-speed smuggling vessels capable of traveling over twice the speed of Coast Guard cutters. The U.S. Coast Guard needed a way to counter Leer másUSCG Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron HITRON history series: Adm. James Loy[…]

Coast Guard rescue 3 adults, 2 dogs from stranded sailing boat near Concord

SAN FRANCISCO —​ A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew members rescue three adults and two dogs Wednesday afternoon from a boat that was stranded near Concord.​ The sailing vessel owner contacted with the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 10:45 a.m. stating they boat had run aground Leer másCoast Guard rescue 3 adults, 2 dogs from stranded sailing boat near Concord[…]

Coast Guard advanced the boatswain Alta Jones to Petty Officer 1st Class in Ketchikan

KETCHIKAN, Alaska – The Coast Guard meritoriously advanced the boatswain mate Alta Jones to Petty Officer 1st Class during a ceremony at Coast Guard Station Ketchikan, Wednesday. Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell, Jr., the 17th Coast Guard District commander, meritoriously advanced Petty Officer 2nd Class Alta Jones, a boatswain’s mate at Station Ketchikan, to Petty Leer másCoast Guard advanced the boatswain Alta Jones to Petty Officer 1st Class in Ketchikan[…]

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[…]

Coast Guard medically assists injured shrimper 47 nm northwest of Key West

MIAMI — The Coast Guard realized a medically assistance a 56-year-old man from the 67-foot shrimp boat, Lexi Joe, Monday, approximately 47 nautic miles northwest of Key West. A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin Short-Range Recovery (SRR) helicopter aircrew lowered the rescue swimmer to the Lexi Joe who medically assisted the man Leer másCoast Guard medically assists injured shrimper 47 nm northwest of Key West[…]

Coast Guard HITRON provides humanitarian assistance to Honduras after Hurricane Eta

PUERTO LEMPIRA, Honduras — A Coast Guard Helicopter Tactical Squadron (HITRON) MH-65 Dolphin aircrew forward deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) provided humanitarian assistance, Friday, to Honduran villages after Hurricane Eta impacted the country. The HITRON aircrew and Seneca crew medevaced multiple people and redistributed relief aid across the hurricane impacted area as Leer másCoast Guard HITRON provides humanitarian assistance to Honduras after Hurricane Eta[…]

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