This coin salutes the men and women who serve U.S. Coast Guard Security Detachment Mayport, Florida—a vital first line of defense in protecting America’s sovereignty.
Security Detachment Mayport is an integral part of the parent command Sector Jacksonville, which has an area of responsibility that encompasses 40,000 square miles of ocean and inland waterways from Kings Bay, Georgia to Melbourne, Florida. Mayport is home to four cutters: Maria Bray, Kingfisher, Shrike, and Hammer. Crews carry out operations that span the Coast Guard’s major mission objectives, including search and rescue, drug and migrant interdiction, marine environmental protection, and defense readiness.
This challenge coin memorializes the mission of Coast Guard Security Detachment Mayport to safeguard America’s southern maritime borders. Rendered on the obverse in striking detail and crisp color is the unit’s emblem. The reverse of the coin features the insignia of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.