Coast Guard Cutter Waesche conducts counterdrug operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) transits across the Pacific Ocean as the sun sets during the cutter’s counterdrug patrol, March 12, 2020. Waesche is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Dave Horning.
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) transits across the Pacific Ocean as the sun sets during the cutter’s counterdrug patrol, March 12, 2020. Waesche is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Dave Horning.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) transits across the Pacific Ocean as the sun sets during the cutter’s counterdrug patrol, March 12, 2020. Waesche is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Dave Horning.

Vice Admiral Linda Fagan, commander Pacific Area, addresses members of the crew in attendance during the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche’s (WMSL 751) modified change-of-command ceremony while the cutter was at anchorage in the San Francisco Bay, June 4, 2020. Capt. Jason Ryan assumed command from Capt. Patrick Dougan during the service as the cutter transited home following a 90-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Gordon.
Vice Admiral Linda Fagan, commander Pacific Area, addresses members of the crew in attendance during the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche’s (WMSL 751) modified change-of-command ceremony while the cutter was at anchorage in the San Francisco Bay, June 4, 2020. Capt. Jason Ryan assumed command from Capt. Patrick Dougan during the service as the cutter transited home following a 90-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Gordon.

Capt. Patrick Dougan addresses members of the crew in attendance during the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche’s (WMSL 751) modified change-of-command ceremony while the cutter was at anchorage in the San Francisco Bay, June 4, 2020. Capt. Jason Ryan assumed command from Dougan during the service held as the cutter transited home following a 90-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Gordon.

Capt. Patrick Dougan speaks to Capt. Jason Ryan during the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche’s (WMSL 751) change-of-command ceremony while the cutter was at anchorage in the San Francisco Bay, June 4, 2020. Capt. Jason Ryan assumed command from Dougan during the modified service held as the cutter transited home following a 90-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Gordon.

Capt. Patrick Dougan (left) and Capt. Jason Ryan (right) salute each other during the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche’s (WMSL 751) change-of-command ceremony while the cutter was at anchorage in the San Francisco Bay, June 4, 2020. Capt. Jason Ryan assumed command from Dougan during the modified service held as the cutter transited home following a 90-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Gordon.

Vice Admiral Linda Fagan, commander Pacific Area, renders a hand salute to Capt. Patrick Dougan during the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche’s (WMSL 751) change-of-command ceremony while the cutter was at anchorage in the San Francisco Bay, June 4, 2020. Capt. Jason Ryan assumed command from Dougan during the modified service held as the cutter transited home following a 90-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Gordon.

Coast Guard Capt. Jason Ryan addresses members of the crew in attendance for the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche’s (WMSL 751) change-of-command ceremony while the cutter was at anchorage in the San Francisco Bay, June 4, 2020. Ryan assumed command of the cutter during the modified service held as the cutter transited home following a 90-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Gordon.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) while patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean, May 23, 2020. Waesche is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Vincent Gordon.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) prepares to conduct an astern fueling at sea (AFAS) with the Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne (WPC 1131) while patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean during surface action group (SAG) operations, May 11, 2020. The cutters conducted multiple astern fueling at sea (AFAS) evolutions and one underway replenishment (UNREP) for food stores, which extended operations for the Terrell Horne beyond normal patrol leg lengths without foreign port calls by providing supply and logistics needs at sea, and protecting the crew from coronavirus and ensuring sustained Coast Guard operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. John Beal.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) conducts an astern fueling at sea (AFAS) with the Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne (WPC 1131) while patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean during surface action group (SAG) operations, May 11, 2020. The cutters conducted multiple astern fueling at sea (AFAS) evolutions and one underway replenishment (UNREP) for food stores, which extended operations beyond normal patrol leg lengths for the Terrell Horne without foreign port calls by providing supply and logistics needs at sea, and protecting the crew from coronavirus and ensuring sustained Coast Guard operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) while patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean, April 20, 2020. Waesche is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Dave Horning.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) transits across the Pacific Ocean as the sun sets during the cutter’s counterdrug patrol, March 12, 2020. Waesche is deployed to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Dave Horning.

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