USCGC Dauntless Offloads Narcotics in Miami Beach

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless’ crew offloaded more than $243 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Friday, before returning to homeport in Pensacola. Dauntless’ crew seized approximately 8,500 pounds of cocaine and apprehended 13 suspected drug smugglers with Dominican Republic and Colombian nationalities following a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Dauntless’ crew worked alongside multiple U.S. Coast Guard…

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USNR Officer Charged With Alleged Bribery & Visa Fraud

A Florida man who serves as a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves appeared in court March 11th on criminal charges related to an alleged bribery scheme involving special visas for Afghan nationals. According to court documents, Jeromy Pittmann, 53, of Pensacola, Florida, currently residing in Naples, Italy, was paid to draft, submit, or falsely verify false letters of recommendation…

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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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USCGC Decisive Trains Guatemalan Navy

Reliance-class medium endurance cutter USCGC Decisive (WMEC 629) conducted at sea engagements with the navy of Guatemala in the territorial seas of Guatemala in late October. “It was a pleasure working with members from Guatemalan naval units Gucumatz (BH 656) and Lp-Antares in October while conducting law enforcement and search and rescue exercise,” said Cmdr. John Mcwhite, commanding officer of…

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Coast Guard Cutter Walnut Arrives at New Homeport of Pensacola

March 31, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Walnut arrived at the cutter’s new homeport in Pensacola Wednesday after an extensive dry-dock period. The Walnut crew performed a major maintenance availability project to enable the 225-foot cutter to reach the end of its 30-year planned life service. “The Walnut crew looks forward to our arrival in Pensacola, Florida, and values our…

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Diligence Returns Home from 47-day Caribbean Sea Patrol

November 20, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to homeport in Pensacola Friday after a 47-day Caribbean Sea patrol. 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 national and partner nation security. The U.S.…

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