Port Security Unit 305
PSU 305 is an active duty commissioned Coast Guard Unit assigned to Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area. When activated, it operates under the direction of Commander, Maritime Defense Zone Atlantic.
PSU 305's mission is to provide port security in support of military or humanitarian operations worldwide. The Unit is required to be air-deployable within 96 hours after recall, and self-sufficient for 30 days with the exception of fresh water and fuel.
PSU 305 first mustered as a Unit on October 15 1994 at the Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown. Three months later the Unit relocated to its present facility at the U.S. Army Transportation Center, Fort Eustis, Virginia. PSU 305 was formally commissioned on August 19, 1995 ten months after stand-up, in a formal ceremony held at Fort Eustis.
PSU 305's first deployment as a Unit occurred in April 1995 when they participated in Allegiant Sentry 95, a major exercise held at the Coast Guard's Recruit Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey. PSU 305 since deployed to the Republics of Turkey, Panama and Egypt. The Unit has also distinguished itself by receiving a Meritorious Unit Commendation in 1997 and twice winning the Morris Award for mobilization readiness in 1997 and 1999.
The PSU supports national security requirements by maintaining the safety and security of ports and harbors. PSU-305 Security Division stands ready to mobilize to any corner of the Earth to assure the safe and secure operation of the unit in whatever endeavor they are tasked with.
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