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ISS1 2017

Reservist Magazine is the award-winning official publication of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. Quarterly issues include news and feature articles about the men and women who comprise America's premier national maritime safety and security

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Rese R vist Magazine aR ound the Rese R ve CASCADIA RISING: Port Security Unit 311 participates in Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore Exercise 2016 CASCADIA RISING was an international, multi-agency training exercise designed to simulate emergency field response operations following a major Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake effecting British Columbia, and the states of Washington, Oregon and California. One component of the CASCADIA RISING exercise was Joint Logistics Over-The-Shore (JLOTS), which demonstrated the ability of Port Security Units (PSU) to work with interagency partners and jointly with Army, Navy, Army Reserve and National Guard assets to provide logistical support to disaster response efforts in the Pacific Northwest. Logistics Over-The-Shore (LOTS) is the process of loading and unloading ships without port facilities so that equipment and cargo can be moved from ship to shore at inadequate or damaged ports or over a bare beach. The PSU's mission during JLOTS was to provide maritime support to joint-interagency disaster operations in response to an earthquake and tsunami. Over 100 members of PSU 311, home ported in San Diego, Calif., along with a small group of members from Seattle based PSU 313 and Pacific Area (PAC-6) personnel participated in JLOTS 16. Prior to the exercise PSU 311 worked closely with the Director of Operational Logistics (DOL), which aided in the facilitation of shipping all of the unit's 32' Transportable Port Security Boat (TPSB) along with several ISU-90 containers from Base LA/LB to Joint Base Lewis McCord (JBLM), Wash. An Advanced Echelon, (ADVON) team, comprised mostly of members from 311's Engineering Department, deployed to JBLM prior to the main body arrival. The team worked closely with personnel at the DOL and prepared to receive the TPSB's and ISU-90's. They also worked with PSU 313 and PAC 6, both of which were providing equipment and personnel for the exercise. The team also worked closely with the U.S. Air Force 7th, 11th and 593rd Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary), (TB X) for transporting equipment from JBML to the Port of Tacoma where a Tactical Operations Command (TOC) and Entry Control Points (ECP) were later established. They also aided with setting up a Logistical Support Area (LSA) where personnel were berthed. PSU 311 boat crew intercepts kayakers attempting to enter a safety zone in the Port of Tacoma, Wash., during exercise CASCADIA RISING. 10 RESERVIST � Issue 1 • 2017

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