Highlights the role of United States Coast Guard in Operation Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia. Tanks and planes take off during early hours of 17th January 1991 to attack Iraq and Operation Desert Storm gets underway. Newspaper headline reads, "WAR! Forces Launch Attack on Iraq" President George H W Bush in his address explains the need and importance of military action against Iraq. United States Coast Guards on board a patrol boat underway at sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. Men send messages on wireless. A man at a gun on board a boat. BM2 Joe Gosh and PS1 Jim Cudney state the preparedness for the war.
Highlights the role of United States Coast Guard in Operation Shield, Saudi Arabia. A military cargo shipment leaves for Saudi Arabia from United States. Boarding teams of Maritime Interception Forces inspects merchant ships off the coast of Saudi Arabia. Lieutenant Bob Atkin, Coast Guard boarding officer, explains the process of inspecting merchant ships. CPO Bill Clifford states how explosives were found on board a merchant ship. Captain Dick Reass explains the nature and the importance of inspecting job done by the boarding teams. CPO John Hagy explains that the job of inspecting ships is tedious. A member of the boarding team climbs down a ladder to inspect ships in the sea.
'In to the Gulf ' Highlights the role of United States Coast Guard in Operation Shield in Saudi Arabia. A boat underway at sea and seagulls fly. Planes land and United States Coast Guard units arrive for Operation Shield. A map of Saudi Arabia shows the places of arrival of American Coast Guards. Men look at a map and plan the strategy for the operation. Soldiers practice at a firing range. Men dressed in combat uniforms with gas masks. Coast Guards look after operation load out in United States to ensure security of material going out of port. Captain Paul Ibsen, Load out Coordinator explains the importance of load out operations. FS1 Rich Whitney moves about on board a vessel and looks at loaded materials.
Highlights the role of United States Coast Guard in Operation Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia. Coast Guards Maritime Security system (MARSEC) guards the coasts in Saudi Arabia. Coast Guards look through binoculars to ensure constant surveillance. PS1 Jeff Clereck talks how men guard the coasts even under extreme climatic conditions. MARSEC also ensures security of military bases. Men check identity cards, use mirrors to check for bombs and check boxes loaded in trucks. SN Kevin Artis speaks about the toughness of the job performed by these men.
Highlights the role of United States Coast Guard in Operation Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia. Harbor Patrol Crew of United States Coast Guards patrols the area off the coast of Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. A missile emits a fiery flare as it descends. MK1 John Gaida shares how he escaped a missile attack. Scrap removed from the sea as it hoists in a sling.
Highlights the role of United States Coast Guard in Operation Desert Storm, while stationed in Saudi Arabia. A tank, a plane in flight and a patrol boat underway at sea. Port Security units of Coast Guards on duty. A gunner on duty. Coast Guard personnel build tent city using wooden logs at Jubail in Saudi Arabia. PS1 Jim Cudney speaks about the construction of tent city.