Camden Partnership fights cuts in USCG units, budget

Below, you’ll find scanned versions of several letters from The Camden Partnership, a coalition of local and state civic and political leaders representing Camden County, GA. The letters to President Obama, to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, and to U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen, oppose the Obama Administration’s plans to cut the U.S. Coast Guard’s budget and decommission MSST 91108, a counter-terrorism unit based in King’s Bay.

Any opinions out there on whether cutting coastal counter-terrorism assets sounds like a wise move?

MSST 91108
KINGS BAY, GA — Marine Safety and Security Team 91108 based out of Kings Bay receive a unit commendation for their superior performance of duties during the 2004 G8 Summit, Super Bowl XXXIX and XL and Hurricane Katrina. Some of the other achievements highlighted also include [providing security for] more than 150 naval assets and security for two Major League Baseball All Star Games. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Bobby Nash.

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