Coast Guard: Port Clinton reservists deployed to Middle East

11:41 AM, Jun 20, 2012   |    comments
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MANSFIELD -- USCG reservists based in Port Clinton left Tuesday night from the Air National Guard base here in Mansfield.

The U.S. Coast Guard says about 60 Coast Guard reservists deployed for service with a Navy task force in the Middle East.

Members of Port Security Unit 309 based in Port Clinton on Lake Erie left Tuesday night from the Air National Guard base in Mansfield.

The unit protects ports and shipping channels.

The USCG said that to prepare for the deployment, reservists trained with the Navy at Coronado, Calif., and the Army at Fort Dix, N.J.

The same unit has deployed in recent years for service in the Gulf of Mexico, Kuwait and Sicily.

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