Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s announcement that he will direct the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today released the following statement on the United States Coast Guard’s 227th birthday: “Today, Coast Guard men and women stationed around the globe will celebrate 227 years of service by honoring their rich history and looking ahead to a future of dedicated service to our nation.
For many of us, our careers define a lot about who we are. But when something happens to take that career away, as it did in the case of Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Troha, it becomes an opportunity to pursue new challenges.
Earlier this month a team of U.S. Coast Guard chefs won seven Silver and four Bronze medals at the 42nd Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event in Fort Lee, Virginia. The Coast Guard Culinary Specialists serve in approximately 370 units worldwide supporting the Coast Guard mission by preparing nutritious meals for crew members and serving in various collateral duties on board the unit.
The U.S. Coast Guard this week offloaded approximately 4.2 tons of seized cocaine, worth an estimated $125 million in wholesale value, at Coast Guard Sector San Juan. Four Guyanese men apprehended in this case were transferred Saturday to federal law enforcement authorities in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where they face potential prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office-District of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Following the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, I want to commend the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the thousands of other state, local and federal law enforcement personnel for their excellent work in ensuring the peaceful transition of power – a cornerstone of our great democracy.
Securing the seas from smugglers. The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine with an estimated worth of $715 million, seized in international waters since October 1. Cutter Hamilton returned home from its maiden voyage last week, just in time for the holidays.
The Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard has announced that Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., of Panama City, Florida has been awarded a contract to continue development of the Offshore Patrol Cutter. The contract includes $110.29M for detail design of the Offshore Patrol Cutter and options for production of the lead ship and up to eight follow-on cutters.
The U.S. Coast Guard protects our coastlines, ports, waterways and our people furthering the DHS mission. Today, the Coast Guard was deployed to survey the Apalachicola, Florida area with night compatible equipment for damage caused by Hurricane Hermine. The crew searched the area for people in distress, pollution, flooding, or other damages.