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Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Harris, a member of a joint Coast Guard-Navy dive team deployed on the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, holds a Coast Guard ensign during a cold water ice dive off a Healy small boat in the Arctic recently. The joint dive team successfully completed the first shipboard Coast Guard dive operations in the Arctic in 11 years. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Bradbury)

Get a glimpse of our deployed troops in action with this week’s R.E.D. Friday News.

Coast Guard, Navy divers partner to deploy in ice-covered Arctic waters for first time since 2006 tragedy that killed two military divers, starting restoration of cold-water ice dive capabilities for U.S. military.  Coast Guard Compass

USS George H.W. Bush strike group returns from seven-month deployment.  Richmond Times-Dispatch

Army sergeant in Plainsville pulls off surprise early homecoming at daughter’s elementary school.  The Herald-News

Air Force master sergeant surprises sons at school after returning home from deployment.  ABC News

Tennessee company donates hot sauce to troops; UPS carriers donate shipping to deliver overseas.  WVLT

Hawaii Army National Guard units prepare for largest deployment in nearly a decade, potentially affecting 1 out of every 3 Guardsmen in state.  Hawaii News Now

As production surges with record growth of Columbian coca, Joint Interagency Task Force South tracks “tsunami of cocaine.” Coast Guard Cutter James nets 16 tons on latest patrol, but more resources are needed.  CBS News

 

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