HITRON stands for Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron which has taken on certain responsibilities after 9/11 which are far beyond its traditional life-saving missions. Today, HITRON is an armed U.S. Coast Guard helicopter squadron specializing in Airborne Use of Force (AUF) and drug-interdiction missions. It is based at Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
They turned up into a true military force and already they have gained even more respect for the complex mission of our smallest military unit. So, guess what? This is not your average Coast Guard video. You will encounter the modern Coast Guard so sit back and enjoy this intimate view into the 21st-century Coast Guard.