NECC Divers join U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian and British Forces Under Ice Training

April 2, 2019 – The echo of snowmobiles and chainsaws filled the air as U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy divers partnered to hone their ice diving skills during an Ice Diving Training Exercise hosted by the Royal Canadian Navy’s Fleet Diving Unit Pacific Mar. 4-15 in British Columbia, Canada. Over the course of two weeks, divers from Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s Underwater Construction Teams (UCT) 1 and 2 and Mobile Diving and Salvage Units 1 and 2 worked with the multinational team to increase…

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DHS Announces Strengthened Northern Border Strategy

On June 12, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an updated Northern Border Strategy (NBS). The strategy establishes a clear vision and concrete actions that will improve DHS’s efforts to safeguard our northern border against terrorist and criminal threats, facilitate the safe and efficient flow of lawful cross-border trade and travel, and strengthen cross-border critical infrastructure protection and community resilience.

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