United States Coast Guard Pacific Area

Alameda, California: Official Coast Guard City Guarding Our Homeland

 

" PACAREA's AOR encompasses six of the seven continents, 71 countries, and more than 74 million square miles of ocean - - from the U.S. Western States to Asia, and from the Arctic to Antarctica."

 

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Our Command Staff

Commander
Pacific Area
      
Vice Admiral VADM Fred M. Midgette
Chief Of Staff
Pacific Area
Captain Nathan A. Moore
   
Deputy Commander
Pacific Area

Rear Admiral Pat DeQuattro

Command Master Chief Pacific Area 
CMC Mark A. Pearson

   
Chaplain
Pacific Area
Captain John A. Swanson
   
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On July 29, a joint U.S. Coast Guard - U.S. Navy dive team deployed to the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, the service's only medium Polar icebreaker, reintroduced shipboard operations to the Arctic. Read more about this historic event below... #USCG #ArcticShield #CG227 #AWS1701
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Rep. Congressman Duncan Hunter, chairman of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, and Rep. Congressman Garret Graves, a fellow subcommittee member, were given a tour by crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche learning first hand about the Coast Guard’s most technological advanced tools for combatting transnational organized crime networks and insuring our nation's security. #NationalSecurity
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Check out this inspiring story about one of our service's newest rescue swimmers.
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#ICYMI Please check out this inspiring message from Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft. #CG227
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To the men and women of our U.S. Coast Guard, As we celebrate our Service’s 227th birthday, you stand tall, selflessly serving throughout our Nation and around the globe. You are part of a legacy that begins with a Nation emerging from a fight for independence and yearning for peace and prosperity. Today’s missions reflect our proud heritage and they have never been more meaningful to our Nation: we ensure national security, we safeguard economic prosperity and we secure our maritime borders. You are valiant members of a U.S. Armed Service — 88,000 active duty, reserve, civil service and auxiliary members who are predisposed to put Service before self. Please accept my sincere appreciation and best wishes for a happy 227th birthday to the world’s best Coast Guard. Semper Paratus, Admiral Paul F. Zukunft #CG227
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Check out some of the operations Pacific Area's own Cutter Sherman is doing in the Arctic Circle.
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Today and every day, U.S. Coast Guard works hard to keep America safe. The New York Times explores some of the ways our service's missions have expanded to ensure the safety and security of our nation and our people. "But drug interdiction is only one of its missions. Coast Guard personnel protect domestic and foreign ports from terrorist threats, and elite counterterrorism teams are deployed worldwide to provide security at ports and other maritime installations. In the United States, they patrol ports looking for terrorists and other threats. Antiterrorism units, called maritime safety and security teams, carry out port safety patrols and are trained to operate after an attack by chemical, biological or radiological means." #USCG #nationalsecurity #bordersecurity
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Coast Guard Seaman Joseph Dodd became a U.S. citizen today during a ceremony aboard the USS Hornet in Alameda, California. Dodd, who is from London, England, took the oath of allegiance to become a U.S. citizen during the ceremony. Happy Independence Day, and congratulations Seaman Dodd!
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Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro presided over a change-of-command ceremony today in which Cmdr. Christofer L. German relieved Cmdr. Benjamin D. Berg as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Active. The Active is homeported in Port Angeles, Washington. Berg led the crew through six counter narcotics patrols, resulting in the successful interdiction of seven drug-smuggling vessels, the detention of 12 suspects and the seizure of more than 10,500 pounds of contraband. #nationalsecurity #USCG
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Crewmembers from the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109, based in San Diego, conduct a low-light fast-roping and hoisting exercise with the 129th Rescue Wing on the San Francisco Bay. Fast-roping can be used in a variety of boarding scenarios and provides the MSSTs with an additional tactical tool used to carry out their missions. Coast Guard servicemembers, alongside our sisters and brothers from each of the armed services, train to combat threats and protect our freedoms around the world day and night. #USCGDefenseOps #JointOps #StandingtheWatch
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Ever wonder what it's like to fly aboard a 129th Rescue Wing HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter over the San Francisco Bay? Follow the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109 crewmembers as they fast-rope to the deck during a recent inter-agency training exercise. MSSTs are tactical Deployable Special Forces that are trained to intercept and respond to potential threats to our national security. Inter-agency exercises such as this one provide opportunities to prepare for the rapid deployment of forces in an expeditionary or homeland maritime defense scenario. #USCGDefenseOps #TacticalTuesday #JointOps #DroppingIn
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Did you know that the U.S. Coast Guard trains with Air National Guard units to defend and protect our homeland from potential offshore threats? During a recent exercise in San Francisco, crewmembers from Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109 (San Diego), with support from Coast Guard Station San Francisco, the Coast Guard Cutter Hawksbill and U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team - 91105, conducted multiple fast rope and personnel hoisting exercises with the 129th Rescue Wing. MSSTs train to provide integrated force protection to detect and intercept criminal or catastrophic events should they threaten our shores. The Coast Guard, alongside our fellow servicemembers from each of the armed services, defends America from threats delivered by sea both at home and abroad. #Didyouknow #MSSTMonday #JointOps
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Bravo Zulu to the crew of the USCGC MUNRO WMSL 755 for receiving a Meritorious Unit Commendation award for their hard work leading up to and during the cutter's inaugural patrol! In an award ceremony presided over by Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, Pacific Area commander, Senior Chief Leslie Hearn relieved Master Chief Douglas Langill during the National Security Cutter's first Command Chief Change of Watch. Lake Merritt and Alameda Navy Leagues co-adopted the Munro crew and were on hand to show their support. Keep up the good work, Munro crew! #nationalsecurity #devotiontoduty #Munro
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Welcome home to Waesche and her crew!
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The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche just finished its patrol near Central and South America, where the crew seized cocaine and smugglers during seven drug interdictions. The crew also brought drug seizures from fellow cutters still in the region as well, offloading 18 tons of cocaine in San Diego yesterday and keeping these drugs from hitting U.S. shores — worth about $554 million on the street. Here's an opportunity to take a "virtual tour" of the National Security Cutter and learn more about what it takes to conduct counterdrug operations at sea. #nationalsecurity #counterdrug #devotiontoduty
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"Our nation faces significant threats posed by transnational organized crime networks that spread violence and instability throughout the Western Hemisphere," said Capt. James Passarelli, commanding officer of Waesche. "The crew of Waesche meets those threats head on as far from the U.S. border as possible." This morning, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloaded approximately 18 tons of cocaine in San Diego. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the cocaine in multiple interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from March 2017 through June 2017. The drugs were intercepted in international waters off the coast of Central and South America by crews of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Waesche, Hamilton, Mohawk, Dependable, Valiant, Active, Campbell and Confidence. Combating transnational organized crime networks, from which the illegal drug trade stems, is of paramount importance to the national security of the U.S., and is a mission in which the Coast Guard and partner agencies are heavily engaged. #USCG #Waesche #counterdrug #nationalsecurity
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For those who have served, everyday is #MemorialDay. We will #NeverForget. For them, we are Semper Paratus. In this photo, Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Langdon presents a bouquet in memory of Senior Chief Petty Officer Terrell E. Horne III at the U.S. Coast Guard National Memorial Service in Grand Haven, Mich., Aug. 2, 2013. Horne was killed in the line of duty Dec. 2, 2012, while carrying out law enforcement operations near Santa Cruz Island, Calif. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Abigail Moore) #ThankYou #MemorialDayWeekend #AlwaysRemember
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Some have called us puddle pirates, river rats or muddy water navy. If they needed help, they’ve called us heroes. We’ve fought in every conflict since 1790. We have fallen at the hand of our Nation’s enemies and to will of Mother Nature. We have stood the watch alongside our fellow servicemembers at home and abroad in times of war and peace. We are Coast Guardsmen. We are the United States Coast Guard. For all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, we will stay Semper Paratus. We will #NeverForget. In this photo, a Joint Service Color Guard and senior military representatives honor the remains of repatriated service members, Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu. The arrival ceremony honors fallen U.S. military personnel whose identities remain unknown. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/PA3 Luke Clayton) #MemorialDay #USA #ThankYou #MemorialDayWeekend #AlwaysRemember
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