USCGC Joseph Gerczak Arrives in American Samoa on Patrol

August 5, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) arrived in the Port of Pago Pago August 3. The crew is participating in Operation Aiga to conduct fisheries law enforcement and strengthen partnerships in American Samoa and Samoa throughout August. “It was a good transit, the longest we’ve conducted yet, nine days at sea and we’re proving the capabilities of these new cutters to operate over the horizon throughout the remote Pacific,” said Lt. James Provost, commanding officer of Joseph Gerczak. “This is the first time a Fast…

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USS Shoup Vsits American Samoa During OSMI Deployment

October 28, 2018 – USS Shoup (DDG 86) arrived in Pago Pago, American Samoa, Oct. 27, as part of the ship’s Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment. OMSI is a secretary of defense program that leverages Department of Defense assets transiting the region to improve maritime security and maritime domain awareness, ultimately supporting maritime law enforcement operations in Oceania. “I am proud of our Sailors’ accomplishments and the dedication they have shown towards supporting our partners in Oceania” said Cmdr. Andy Strickland, commanding officer of Shoup. “This is our crew’s…

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