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Archive: April, 2020

April 28, 2020

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returns home after patrol in Caribbean

The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returned to its homeport of Portsmouth, Virginia on April 26 following a 71-day patrol of the Central Caribbean. The cutter’s multi-mission patrol resulted in the interdiction of 1,306 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of over $2.3 million. Harriet Lane conducted its patrol in support of the Coast Guard’s Seventh District and the United States Southern Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force South. 

April 27, 2020

Oregon-based Coast Guard Cutter Returns Home after 65-day Counter-Narcotic Patrol, $21.5M in Cocaine Seized

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned home Friday to Astoria following a 65-day counternarcotic patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The cutter intercepted and boarded five suspected smuggling vessels, including one go-fast-style panga, while patrolling international waters off the coasts of Mexico and Central America.  Steadfast’s crew apprehended three suspected smugglers and seized 1,252 pounds of pure cocaine worth an estimated $21.5 million.

April 24, 2020

Coast Guard, Panamanian authorities stop drug smuggling operation near Panama

The Coast Guard stopped a drug smuggling operation, April 13, in international waters northeast of Panama.

April 24, 2020

Bringing Them Home

Approximately 90 U.S. citizens who were previously unable to return home from South America, were transported to Duke Field, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

April 21, 2020

Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore Offloads Approximately 1,300 pounds of Marijuana in Miami Beach

The Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore (WPC-1109) crew offloaded approximately 1,300 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $1.1 million dollars, April 13, at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach.

April 20, 2020

A look into the future: Embedded Health Engagement Teams

International Health Specialists from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) are piloting a new global health engagement model to improve health and readiness for U.S. military forces and partner nations.

April 13, 2020

U.S. Coast Guard, International Partners Seize 1,700 Pounds of Cocaine off Central American Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard and Costa Rican authorities seized approximately 1,700 pounds of cocaine Thursday with an estimated value of more than $29 million from a fishing boat in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America.

April 9, 2020

Knowledge is Power: Air advisors continue to build partnerships with Peruvian Air Force

A team of 14 members from the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron and leadership from the 621st Contingency Response Wing completed training February 18 through March 14 with the Peruvian Air Force, also known as FAP, at Callao Air Base in Lima, Perú.

April 6, 2020

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 80-day patrol

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returned home Sunday to Charleston after completing an 80-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew offloaded $324 million worth of cocaine and marijuana Friday at Port Everglades.

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