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Patrol Forces Southwest Asia






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USCG Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) is the Coast Guards largest unit outside of the United States.  Established in 2002 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, PATFORSWA has played a key role in maritime security and maritime infrastructure protection operations.  PATFORSWA is comprised of six 110’ cutters, shore side support personnel, Redeployment Assistance and Inspection Detachment, Advanced Interdiction teams, Middle East Training Team, and other deployable specialized forces operating throughout the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility, including Afghanistan and Iraq.

As of September 1, 2010, PATFORSWA transitioned from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn.

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