USCGC Reliance Returns From 52-day Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Reliance (WMEC-615) returned to homeport in Pensacola, Friday, following a 52-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea in support of the Coast Guard Seventh District. The Reliance crew supported the U.S. Coast Guard Seventh District throughout their patrol aiding in missions to interdict and disrupt the flow of illegal drugs and migrant trafficking while supporting national security and strengthening relationships with…

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The Long Blue Line: GITMO Lighthouse

By J. Edwin Nieves, Coast Guard Auxiliary History Division Acting Branch Chief and Petty Officer 1st Class Sean C. Kinane, Port Security Unit 301 For some years before the 1898 Spanish-American War, U.S. naval forces had an interest in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Author of the famed book, “The Influence of Sea Power upon History,” U.S. Navy Captain Alfred Mahan, looked…

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