U.S. Coast Guard’s 227th Anniversary, Curbelo Visits Sector Key West

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Key West, FL, August 4, 2017 | Joanna Rodriguez (202-225-2778) | comments

Key West, FL – In anticipation for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 227th Anniversary, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) visited Sector Key West and met with U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West Commander CAPT Jeffrey Janszen and Deputy Sector Commander CDR Lexia Littlejohn.

While aboard, Curbelo toured the ship with its Commanding Officer, LT Jeffrey Makejka, and had the opportunity to speak with servicemembers about the impact of defense budget changes on military operations. Additionally, Curbelo was briefed on how revised Cuban migrant tracking policies have freed up resources and allowed Sector Key West to get back to its core mission.

“I was honored to speak with the brave men and women at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West. I expressed my up-most appreciation for those who risk their lives to save others in danger at sea, enforce our nation’s treaties and laws, protect the marine environment, and ensure a safe and efficient marine transportation system,” Curbelo said. “We must continue to provide ample and robust funding to support our military.”

All photos are attributable to the Office of U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo.

Curbelo is greeted at US Coast Guard Sector Key West by LT Jeffrey Makejka- Commanding Officer CGC William Trump, CAPT Jeffrey Janszen- Commander Sector Key West, CDR Lexia Littlejohn- Deputy Commander Sector Key West.

Curbelo speaks with three USCG serviceman while touring the ship.

Curbelo leans over as Lt. Makejka explains how the ship holds and transfers migrants.  

Curbelo discusses with Capt. Janszen the impact of revised migrant tracking policies on the U.S. Coast Guard.  

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