Change of Command

Sorry for the wait. I finally uploaded the Change of Command gallery that took place on

Drug seizure

Another successful narcotic stop for Station Fort Lauderdale. The smugglers attempted to scuttle the vessel and two boat crews from Station Miami saved the vessel. We recovered 76 bricks of marijuana and 26 bricks of hash. Best of all, nobody was injured during the entire operation. Good work everybody, you can see the pictures here:
Drug Seizure Photos

(I had to edit everyone’s faces for security reasons. If you see your photo here and would like an unedited copy, let me know!)

Junior Life Savers

This Thursday (26Apr12) was ‘bring your child to work day’. Our station gave them a small taste of what it’s like to be in the Coast Guard. We simulated a search and rescue case and let the kids play the lead role in recovering two lost swimmers.

We also had a camera crew member there to document this event for a new show called “Coast Guard Florida”.

I uploaded the pictures in full size so you can download them and print them, if you want to. You can see the photos here.

Stache Bash

Station Miami Beach had a fund raising event for the Shake a Leg Foundation. We grew mustaches during the month of October. We had out own sponsors who would pay us $1 each for every day we had a mustache. If we shaved it off, we had to pay $1 for every day for the remainder of the month. Either way, each sponsor equaled a $30 donation to Shake a Leg. You can view the “Stachion Show” here: Stache Bash Gallery.

CO’s promotion

Our CO was promoted from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Commander. I added his photos here.

More Training

We conducted some law enforcement training. I added the photos to the training gallery.

Miami-Dade Coastal Cleanup

Hundreds of people volunteered today to clean up Miami Beach.  Our Station was in charge of “South Beach 1″, which is the southern most part of the beach on Miami Beach.  I grabbed my camera and took some photos.  You can view them here. Enjoy.

CBP Photo Op

Today we conducted a short photo op with the local Customs and Border Patrol office.  I added a new album here that has all the photos, and some random keepers into the Station Miami album.

More training

This week we conducted some more training. Some new personnel received the infamous OC qualification while others went underway to practice shooting the m240b machine gun. The photos for the OC training are here. I added the machine gun photos to my existing stash of Station Miami Beach photos, which are here.

Stokes Litter Training

Station Miami Beach conducted training for new members on how to operate the stokes litter.  I took some pictures (ofcourse).