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U.S. Customs, Border Protection opens Sandusky Bay Station

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Exterior of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's new Sandusky Bay Station on State Route 53 in Port Clinton.

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An honor guard of the Office of Air and Marine, the U.S. Border Patrol, and the Office of Field Operations opens the ceremony at the new Sandusky Bay Station in Port Clinton.

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An honor guard of the three agencies opens the ceremony at the Sandusky Bay Station.

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Uniformed attendees salute during the presentation of the colors.

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Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D, Ohio) speaks at the opening ceremony.

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Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D, Ohio) speaks at the opening ceremony as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency opens the Sandusky Bay Station in Port Clinton.

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Northern Region Director John Beutlich of the CBP Office of Air and Marine speaks at the ceremony.

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Chief Patrol Agent Randy Gallegos of the U.S. Border Patrol Detroit Sector, speaking at the opening ceremony.

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Steven Artino, acting director of field operations in the CBP Office of Field Operations, Chicago field office, speaks at the ceremony.

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Border Patrol agent Joseph Morse, left and obscured by U.S. flag, left, and Customs agent Denise Dupuie raise the flag before the opening of the Sandusky Bay Station building.

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The flags of the U.S. and the Homeland Security Agency are raised before the opening of the Sandusky Bay Station in Port Clinton.

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Karl Calvo, executive director of CBP facilities management & engineering, addresses the attendees.

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Border Patrol agent Joseph Morse, left and Customs agent Denise Dupuie with the ribbon before the opening of the building.

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Cutting the ribbon for the ceremonial opening of the new facility are, second from left: Eugene H. Schied, assistant commissioner for the Office of Administration; John Beutlich, director, northern region, CBP Office of Air and Marine; Randy Gallegos, chief patrol agent, U.S. Border Patrol Detroit Sector; and Steven Artino, acting director, field operations, CBP Office of Field Operations, Chicago Field Office. At far left, holding ribbon, is CBP Border Patrol officer Joseph Morse; at far right, is CBP Customs agent Denise Dupuie.

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Samantha Mook of Perkins Township, left, and her uncle, Robert B. Simon, Field Operations supervisor for the U.S. Border Patrol, in his office. Mook sang the national anthem at the beginning of the grand opening ceremony.

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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency celebrates the opening of the Sandusky Bay Station in Port Clinton with a cake.

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The women's locker room. All three agencies at the station can share facilities such as locker rooms, the fitness room, conference rooms and bathrooms.

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The new Sandusky Bay Station includes fitness facilities to keep agents in shape.

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CTY border14p Each agency has its own section for offices. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency opens the Sandusky Bay Station in Port Clinton, Ohio on June 14, 2012. The building will house the operational components of the CBP, the Office of Air and Marine, the U.S. Border Patrol, and the Office of Field Operations. The Blade/Jetta Fraser

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Each agency has its own section of the building for offices.

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The Sandusky Bay Station includes an interview room adjacent to the detention rooms.

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Dennis Svozil, retired agent with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and now a leader with the organization's Explorer's Post out of Cleveland, left, Stephen Daley, 16, a member of the Explorers from Strongsville, and Agent Nick Dosmann, of the U.S. Border Patrol, check out the detention area.

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