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MH-60 Helicopter At USCG Air Station Elizabeth City

Pilots of a MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City provide an informational up close look at the multi-mission, twin-engine, medium-range helicopter that is used for search and rescue, law enforcement, military readiness and marine environmental protection missions.

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    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Mediterranean Sea Partner Exercise

    The U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class national security cutter Hamilton and the Italian coast guard Dattilo-class offshore patrol vessel Ubaldo Diciotti conduct simulated search and rescue exercises in the Mediterranean Sea.

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      USCG Aviation Technical Training Center

      The primary mission of Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC) is the safe and effective maintenance of the Coast Guard’s aviation fleet. The quality of our graduates directly impacts the performance of our aviation resources today, tomorrow, and years into the future.

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        USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USCGC Tampa Offloads Cocaine Worth $94.6M

        Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew offloads approximately 5,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $94.6 million, at Base Miami Beach, Miami, Florida confiscated from an interdicted a low profile vessel off the coast of Punta Gallinas, Colombia.

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          USCG Sector New Orleans Marine Environmental Protection

          An informative look at the U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Marine Environmental Protection efforts including scenes of waterways around New Orleans, Louisiana.

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            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Coast Guard Canine Hoist

            Coast Guard canine Kyra and her handler Petty Officer 1st Class Clinton Stone, members of Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles/Long Beach, are lowered from an Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter during training in San Francisco Bay.

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              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USCG Cutter Alert Homeport Return

              The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert and its crew return to homeport in Astoria, Oregon following a 63-day patrol enforcing international laws and treaties to disrupt illegal narcotics and migrant smuggling.

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                CPB AMO Crew Rescues Injured Illegal Entrant

                U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations’ Tucson Air Branch rescues an illegal entrant, who suffered a severe broken leg, in the Baboquivari Peak Wilderness near Tucson, Arizona.

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                  Processing Illegal Aliens In Donna, Texas

                  The facility in Donna, Texas was constructed due to the renovation of the permanent Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, and augments U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s ability to safely process family units and unaccompanied alien children (UACs) encountered and in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol.

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                    USA Patriotism! ... Article > Enhancing Partner Nation Counter-WMD Capabilities by Darnell Gardner, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

                    The Defense Threat Reduction Agency enhances partner capacity through programs that support maritime and border security, WMD interdiction and criminal investigation, and nuclear and chemical security.

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                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Unaccompanied Alien Children In Processing Facility

                      Temporary processing facility in Donna, Texas, safely processes family units and unaccompanied alien children (UACs) encountered and in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol.

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                        USCG Cutter Munro Offloads Seized Drugs

                        The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) crew offloads approximately 8,200 pounds of cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana seized from suspected smugglers in the Eastern Pacific after Munro returned to their homeport at Coast Guard Base Alameda, California.

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                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USCG Academy Cadets 1st Place Achievement

                          A team from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy took first place at the annual Sanremo International Institute of Humanitarian Law Competition for Military Academies. They work together in multinational teams to solve complex problems that arise before, during, and after a simulated armed conflict.

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                            Injured Hiker Air Rescued In Huachuca Mountains

                            The U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations Tucson Air Branch aircrew rescues a U.S. citizen female hiker stranded in the Huachuca Mountains with a broken leg.

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                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Coast Guard Cutter Munro Crew With Seized Drugs

                              The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro gather in formation behind seized contraband during a drug offload in Alameda, California. The crew was responsible for nine interdictions, seizing approximately 10,200 pounds of cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana.

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                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Seized Drugs Worth $126.7 Million Offload

                                The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloads approximately $126.7 million of seized cocaine and marijuana (7,500 pounds) in San Diego.

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                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > USCGC Stone Completes Operation Southern Cross by U.S. Coast Guard Author

                                  Taking the newly-accepted U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone on its shakedown cruise, its crew covered over 21,000 miles (18,250 nautical miles) over 68 days during its a patrol to the South Atlantic in support of counter illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in association with Operation Southern Cross.

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                                    Drugs Offload - USCG Cutter Harriet Lane

                                    The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC-903) crew approximately offloads 11,800 pounds of cocaine and of marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida.

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                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Survival Technicians Conduct Ice Rescue Training

                                      U.S. Coast Guard Survival Technicians at Air Station Traverse City conduct ice rescue training with a MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter near Houghton, Michigan.

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                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Cutter Kimball's Indo-Pacific Counter-Illegal Patrol by U.S. Coast Guard PO3 Ryan Fisher

                                        While patrolling approximately 3,600 miles in the Philippine Sea, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball’s law enforcement team conducted its first ever at-sea boarding and expanded on the multilateral fisheries enforcement co-operations such as the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.

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                                          Processing Individuals With Active MPP Cases Brownsville

                                          Current enrollees with active Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) cases coming from Mexico are processed in Brownsville, Texas.

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                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > Coast Guard Cutters Crews Interdict Smuggling Vessels by U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

                                            Crews aboard two Alameda-based Coast Guard cutters interdicted three suspected drug smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean between Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2021 and seized more than 9,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $156 million.

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                                              USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - DHS Seizes Millions Of Counterfeit N95 Masks

                                              U.S. Department of Homeland Security agents seize millions of counterfeit N95 masks, preventing them from reaching hospital workers and first responders.

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                                                USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USCG Cutter Harriet Lane Returns After 71-Day Patrol

                                                The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returns to its homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia after conducting a 71-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean waters in support of counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to disrupt transnational crime organizations.

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                                                  Coast Guard Hoists Skier Mauled By Bear

                                                  February 6, 2021 - An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka, Alaska, hoists an injured man who was mauled by a bear while backcountry skiing n...

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                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Breaking Ice On The Hudson River

                                                    U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay, a 140-foot bay-class icebreaking tug, breaks ice on the Hudson River in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters.

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                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Super Bowl LV Air Patrol

                                                      U.S. Customs and Border Protection UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews assigned to Air and Marine Operations patrol the airspace over Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida in advance of Super Bowl LV.

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                                                        Coast Guard Role and Missions

                                                        Since 1790, the Coast Guard has safeguarded the American people and promoted national security, border security, and economic prosperity in a complex and evolving maritime environment. The Coast Guard saves those in peril and protects the Nation from all maritime threats.

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                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma Returns Home

                                                          The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC 908) crew prepares to moor at their homeport in Kittery, Maine after conducting 28 at-sea law enforcement boardings and responding to three search and rescue cases resulting in nine lives saved during their 58-day patrol.

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                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - New Coast Guard Cutter Charles Moulthrope

                                                            The commissioning crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) stands proudly on the ship's decks at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia shortly after it was commissioned into service at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth.

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                                                              CBP Interdiction Agents Patrol Potomac River

                                                              U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations marine interdiction agents patrol the Potomac River in a 38’ S.A.F.E. boat providing security in support of the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C.

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                                                                Security Boat Patrols For 59th Presidential Inauguration

                                                                U.S. Coast Guard and partner agency units conduct security boat patrols in the waters around Washington D.C. for the 59th Presidential Inauguration of Joe Biden.

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                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Article > Model For Climate and Sea Duty Attractiveness by U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Alexander Cordes

                                                                  Many of Resolute's crew chose this Coast Guard cutter as their top pick due to mission, crew size, and an attractive location ... According to the women, the opportunities this platform offers are too good to pass up. For senior petty officers, achieving a leadership position within their rating is an outstanding professional opportunity.

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                                                                    USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - 450 Mile Border Wall Completion

                                                                    The border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas is completed on January 5, 2021 ... as its final section is added with Old Glory proudly on it.

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                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - USCGC Resolute Crewmember Greets Dog

                                                                      A crewmember of Coast Guard Cutter Resolute (WMEC-620) greets his tail wagging dog after departing the ship upon its return from a 42-day patrol in the Caribbean.

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                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > PO1 Alta Jones ... Take Every Opportunity by U.S. Coast Guard PO3 Janessa-Reyanna Warschkow

                                                                        Petty Officer 2nd Class Alta Jones is standing in front of the American Flag and a Coast Guard Ensign and wearing her Tropical Dress Blue uniform. Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell, Jr., the commander of the 17th Coast Guard District, is also on the call and asks Jones why she is all dressed up.

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                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Jayhawk Landing On Cutter Stone

                                                                          Crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) guide a U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter to land on the Stone’s flight deck off the coast of Florida.

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                                                                            Brave Blue

                                                                            Brave Blue is a reminding tribute to the men and women of local, state, and federal law enforcement ... who are always there for fellow citizens to protect a...

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                                                                              Illegals Air Rescued In BWP Area

                                                                              December 22, 2020 - A Tucson-based UH-60 Air and Marine Operations aircrew along with the Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue agents rescued two illegal e...

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                                                                                USCGC Stone Departs For First Patrol

                                                                                December 22, 2020 - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) departs port in Mississippi just ahead of Christmas, for a multi-month deployment to the South A...

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                                                                                  USA Patriotism! ... Patriotic Photos - Polar Star Transits Chukchi Sea In Arctic

                                                                                  The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star transits the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic to project power and support national security objectives throughout Alaskan waters and into the Arctic.

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                                                                                    $400+ Million Confiscated Drugs Offload

                                                                                    December 16, 2020 - The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) crew offloads approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and approximately 8,800 pounds of marijuana ...

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                                                                                      USA Patriotism! ... Article > Coast Guard Chaplain Leads With Laughter by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa McKenzie

                                                                                      Showcases pride of the United States of America with patriotic poems, music, articles, stories, quotes, photos, videos, tributes, images, references, gifts and more.

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                                                                                        USA Patriotism! ... Article > Unmanned Surface Vehicles Test by U.S. Coast Guard District 14 Hawaii Pacific

                                                                                        The focus of the Coast Guard Unmanned Surface Vehicles test was to explore how current and emerging technologies might be used to enhance maritime domain awareness in remote regions.

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                                                                                          USA Patriotism! ... Articles > Career Is Passion For FLETC Employee by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Jennifer

                                                                                          Nestled between the cities of Roswell to the north and Carlsbad to the south, lies Artesia, New Mexico, where Law Enforcement Specialist Amanda DeMontigny works at one of the Training Delivery Points for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC).

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                                                                                            USA Patriotism! ... Article > Iraq War Veteran Continues Aviation Career In Coast Guard by U.S. Coast Guard District

                                                                                            The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball's mess deck erupted into applause that Lonnie Taber, a prior service Army National Guardsman and Iraq War veteran, was leaving that night aboard an Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter for Coast Guard Aviation Maintenance Technician A-School to continue his long aviation service to the nation.