The National Strike Force (NSF) provides highly trained, experienced personnel and specialized equipment to Coast Guard and other federal agencies to facilitate preparedness for and response to oil and hazardous substance pollution incidents in order to protect public health and the environment. The NSF’s area of responsibility covers all Coast Guard Districts and Federal Response Regions.
The NSF totals over 200 active duty, civilian, reserve, and auxiliary personnel and includes the National Strike Force Coordination Center (NSFCC); the Atlantic Strike Team; the Gulf Strike Team; the Pacific Strike Team; and the Public Information Assist Team (PIAT).
STRIKE TEAM Activity Highlights
Pacific Strike Team: Capping the Past...Read More>>
Atlantic Strike Team Loadout Exercise...Read More>>
Atlantic Strike Team heads to Canada for International Exercise...Read More>>
Pacific Strike Team shakes out best practices in Reno...Read More>>
Atlantic Strike Team members assist with unique salvage case...Read More>>
Strike Force Showcases Oil Spill Experience in Bahrain...Read More>>
GST Support During Super Bowl XLVII...Read More>>
NSF / MSRT Joint Exercise at Gallagher, WV...Read More>>
PST Receives the Sumner Kimball award...Read More>>
A New Year of Response begins in Alaska for the Pacific Strike Team...Read More >>
NSF Provides Multi-Layered Support for 2013 Inaugural Event...Read More >>
AST Heads Down The Tracks... Read More >>
A Watery End to Hurricane Season... Read More >>
Major Responses of the National Strike Force
Busy times for the Coast Guard's Pollution Patrol. by Mecia, Tony (2010 Quarterly Editions, Winter Issue). Defense Standard. "Polution Patrol - Deepwater Horizon Disaster Spotlights the Coast Guard's Critical Environmental Mission"