Providing enhanced security, anti-terrorism and force protection for the US Navy Trident nuclear missile submarines approaching or departing the Kings Bay Naval Submarine base, the personnel of US Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay deserve a challenge coin as tough and talented as they are, and this one will stand up to any test.
Operating the Coast Guard Cutters Sea Dragon and Sea Dog in addition to Military Sealift Command ships and smaller patrol craft, these determined guardians are specially trained and equipped to man and operate in confined bodies of water.
“United States Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay” borders the symbolic design of this challenge coin. MFPU Kings Bay’s submarine protection mission is represented by a serpent coiling the trident staff; the Greco-Roman helmet signifies their corps spirit of warriors supporting warriors and obstructing attack with this sentiment represented in the Latin “Contelo Terreo Obsto.” Vivid enamel highlights the detail of the obverse, while the United States Coast Guard Seal fills the reverse in an antique bronze finish.
Minted in a brass alloy, this coin contains rich enamel accents on both sides.
Each coin measures 1 3/8 inch x 2 inch (36mm x 50mm) Oval.
This is a surplus NWTMint item, packaging may vary.
This is an out of date design and will not be remade after product is sold out.