Local Coast Guardsmen to deploy
PA3 Scott Bronson
9th District Public Affiars
GREAT LAKES - Active duty and reserve Coast Guardsmen from around the Great Lakes region have recived orders to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Port Security Unit(PSU) 309, based in Port Clinton, Ohio, will be sending 117 of its members to join with the more than 500 Coast Guard active duty and reserve personnel who are also being deployed.
PSU 309 is a component of the U.S. Naval Warfare Command, it provides waterborne and land-based protection for shipping and critical port facilities in support of U.S. and allied naval forces throughout the world. The specific dates of departure, duration and destination of the deployment are not being disclosed for operational security reasons.
"The Coast Guard has a long history of operating jointly with Department of Defense forces in matters of national security," said Vice Adm. James Hull. "These deployments demonstrate how the Coast Guard's missions and expertise can play an important role in the broader Department of Defense operation to fight terrorism and prepare for future contingencies."
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