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Coast Guard training disrupted by laser

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DEPOE BAY, Ore. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew’s training mission near Depoe Bay on Sept. 12 was disrupted when a green laser lit up the cockpit.
Green and red lasers pose a significant hazard to flight and boatcrews, especially when the helicopter crews are operating at low altitude at night or the boatcrews are battling treacherous conditions.   

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Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray illustrates multi-mission capabilities

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a 30-day deployment to Miami and Key West, Fla., the crew assisted with an Alien Migrant Interdiction Operation

MAYPORT, Fla
. — The Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray and crew returned to their homeport at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville in Atlantic Beach, Fla., Thursday morning following a 30-day deployment during which crewmembers were directly engaged in operations involving 75 Cuban migrants. 

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U.S. Coast Guard conducts medical evacuation aboard U.S. Navy vessel

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121004-G-00000-AIRSTA Medical Evacuation USNS Soderman      A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts the medical evacuation of a contractor aboard the USNS Soderman (T-AKR 317) operating off the coast of Hawaii, Oct. 4, 2012. Watchstanders in the Joint Rescue Coordination Center communicated with a Coast Guard flight surgeon, recommended the medical evacuation of the mariner. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Barbers Point.


HONOLULU
– A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point medically evacuated a contractor aboard the USNS Soderman (T-AKR 317) operating off the coast of Hawaii, Thursday. 

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Boaters are reminded to be safe Columbus Day weekend

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 TAMPA — The Coast Guard would like to encourage boaters to enjoy their Columbus Day weekend on the water safely.
Coast Guard crews, including many from the Coast Guard Auxiliary, will be patrolling the area, conducting safety checks both on the water and at marinas. Crews will be on the lookout for boaters who are intoxicated or operating their vessel in an unsafe manner.

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Coast Guard repatriates 11 Cuban migrants

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MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island repatriated 11 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday.
The 11 Cuban migrants were interdicted at sea during two separate cases.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., received notification from Carnival Cruise Ship Destiny of a rustic vessel with eight Cuban migrants aboard, south of Key West, Sept. 30. The Coast Guard cutter Escanaba crew was diverted and safely embarked the eight Cuban migrants. The eight migrants were all later transferred to the Pea Island for repatriation. 

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Kayak Island Alaska plane crash

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CORDOVA, Alaska - Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua McCarthy, left, carries gear from a downed small plane to a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter while 

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Roger J. Kiley, 42, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Pleads Guilty to Impersonating U.S. Customs Attaché

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 WASHINGTON – A supervisory customs and border protection officer pleaded guilty today in the Southern District of Florida to impersonating a U.S. Customs attaché and making false statements related to his assignment with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Preclearance Office in Dublin, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer for the Southern District of Florida.

 

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ATF Graduates 100th Detection Canine Class

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WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today graduated the 100th class in its accelerant and explosives detection canine and handler program in a ceremony at its National Canine Training and Operations Center in Front Royal, Va. ATF Acting Director B. Todd Jones addressed the class, which included students from the Royal Thai Police, U.S. Marshals Service and ATF. Officials from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Marshals Service and dignitaries from Thailand attended the ceremony. 

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Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to Fifteen Years for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm

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Tampa, FL – U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven sentenced Scott S. Boozer (49, Dundee) today to fifteen years in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty on June 11, 2012. 

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Baltimore Felon Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possessing a Gun and Ammunition

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Dallas Williams, age 26, of Baltimore, today to 15 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun and ammunition. Judge Blake enhanced Williams' sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on three previous drug convictions. 

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