This would be a routine patrol except for this,
“While on patrol, the Legare provided surface support to Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters that were forward-deployed to Air Station Borinquen, which specialize in airborne interdiction tactics. With the combined efforts of JIATF-S and allied nation assets, the Legare disrupted over $23.5 million dollars in contraband while patrolling known smuggling routes south of the Dominican Republic.”
This may be in response to difficulties keeping H-65s operational. The 270s were always supposed to able to operate H-60s and the Coast Guard has recently added the tail fold feature to some H-60s that will make them easier to hangar. It is not clear if the MH-60 was hangared or if it even operated off Lagare.
Comments from those who may know would be welcomed.