October 28, 2004
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team (MSST) unit 91111 based in Anchorage, MSST unit 91105 from San Francisco and the Coast Guard cutter Naushon home ported in Ketchikan, joined forces and participated in a three-day deployment exercise in Sitka.
The exercise focused on maintaining
proficiency at vertical insertion from helicopters as well as
qualifying aircrews and boarding team personnel. Vertical
insertion is a method of expeditiously delivering trained Coast
Guard personnel to a vessel or shore facility. Aircrews
and boarding team members must complete both day and night qualifications
to both the ground and a Coast Guard vessel.
Source of News & Photograph: