Port Canaveral-Based U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Confidence Wins Gunnery Award

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It's the second straight Gunnery Award for the crew of the USCG Confidence

Port Canaveral-based U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Confidence has won the Minor Caliber Gunnery Award. It’s the second straight Gunnery Award for the crew of the Confidence. (Port Canaveral image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral-based U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Confidence has won the Minor Caliber Gunnery Award.

The Gunnery Award is presented annually to recognize cutters that best demonstrate exceptional minor and major caliber weapons ordnance programs and exhibit a stellar commitment to ordnance readiness.

It’s the second straight Gunnery Award for the crew of the Confidence.

Construction of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Confidence began at the United States Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, in 1965 and was completed in 1966.

The year 2006 was the 40th anniversary of Confidence’s initial commissioning.

The original life expectancy of this cutter class was 30 years, but it is expected she will remain in service an additional 10–15 years.

During her service, Confidence has been awarded the United States Secretary of Transportation’s Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement, 6 Coast Guard Unit Commendations, 5 Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendations, 3 National Defense Service Medals, 4 Humanitarian Service Medals, and 4 Special Operations Ribbons.

Following the ship’s 2007 Tailored Annual Cutter Training, Confidence earned her 10th consecutive Coast Guard Battle “E” Ribbon for Operational Excellence

Wikipedia contributed to this report.

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