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[…]

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[…]

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew medevac man 30 nm off Cold Bay, Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevac a man from a fishing vessel Sunday approximately 30 miles northeast of Cold Bay, Alaska. The MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew hoisted the man at approximately 10:30 p.m. and transferred him to the local Cold Bay medical clinic to wait for further transport Leer másCoast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew medevac man 30 nm off Cold Bay, Alaska[…]

Coast Guard medevac patient on North Padre Island, Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew medevac a 70-year-old female patient from North Padre Island, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received a request to transfer a patient who was unable to be transported by medical services across North Padre Island’s John F. Kennedy Memorial Causeway Leer másCoast Guard medevac patient on North Padre Island, Texas[…]

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