Coast Guard unit returns after 9-month deployment

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Following a 9-month deployment, friends, family, and four-legged pals welcomed home a Clearwater, Florida, Coast Guard unit Monday.

The Coast Guard Port Security Unit 307 deployed in April 2016 and, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, the unit was tasked with providing security for the Military Commissions hearings for 9/11 attackers, as well as assisting in the transfers of detainees from Guantanamo Bay.

“I am very proud of the men and women of PSU 307,” said Cmdr. Eric Bernstein, commanding officer of PSU 307. “They performed their duties with the utmost professionalism during Military Commissions hearings for the 9/11 attackers, and were vital to the success of multiple detainee transfers effected to reduce the population remaining within the detention facilities.”

[ U.S. Coast Guard ]