ISS2 2018

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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Miami's reservists provide support to Fort Lauderdale's Fleet Week In April, as part of Fort Lauderdale's 2018 Fleet Week/Broward Navy Days, Coast Guard Sector Miami welcomed the USS Kearsarge, the USS Detroit, and Coast Guard Cutters Confidence, Robert Yered and Willow. The public had the opportunity to tour the vessels, with many of the events being free and open to the public. According to Broward Navy Days, more than 30,000 people tried to sign up within the first hour for tours, and the list quickly closed. More than 2,000 South Florida students, residents and veterans were able to tour the visiting Navy and Coast Guard ships. Vessel tours had to be reserved well in advance with each visitor undergoing a security clearance. Sector Miami's reservists provided Fleet Week support, acting as liaisons between Naval, Marine, Coast Guard and civilian law enforcement counterparts throughout the entire week. Lt. Marco Rodriguez, Lt. Eileen Tomasiak and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Darrick Waller assisted the Department of Homeland Security and Navy Criminal Investigative Service with locating foreign language speakers, aided vessel commanders as needed, and coordinated senior officials' visits with local law enforcement. All three reservists have full-time careers in federal and state law enforcement, which aided the command center in advising their active duty and civilian law enforcement counterparts. — Story and Photo by Lt. Eilleen Tomasiak

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