NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans based U.S. Coast Guard anti-terrorism team is scheduled to return home Wednesday evening from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba after a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
During the deployment, the members of “Maritime Safety and Security Team New Orleans” were responsible for securing the port and waterways around the base. The team conducted more than 4,400 hours of continuous patrols.
The unit also provided shore-side security, which included courtroom security for the legal complex where military commissions for so-called “high value” detainees are held. It also participated in 10 search and rescue missions.
A homecoming ceremony at Naval Station Belle Chasse was set for 6:15 p.m.