The U.S. Coast Guard is responsible for intercepting any potential threats that may appear in the D.C. sky.
USS Higgins Conducts Strike Operations
The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) conducts strike operations April 14, 2018. Higgins is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy)