Port Security Unit 311
The San Pedro-based unit is comprised of primarily reserve members, most with civilian careers in local law enforcement. PSU 311 is a deployable unit organized for sustained operations to support military missions worldwide. Members of PSU 311 train in specialized combat, weapons and boat skills to provide waterside security and maritime force protection in support of military and commercial shipping.
PSU 311 patrolled the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors with other Coast Guard assets immediately following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. On October 3rd, 2001, PSU 311was called to active duty for service in the Persian Gulf for a six-month deployment.
Port Security Unit 311 departed March Air Reserve Base Monday, Feb. 17, 2003 to support the global war on terrorism and to prepare for future contingencies. The ultimate destination of the approximately 120-member unit was initially withheld for national security reasons.
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