United States Coast Guard Pacific Area

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" 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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Commander
Pacific Area
      
Vice Admiral 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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Ride along with U.S. Coast Guard Cutter #Steadfast boarding team members as they run down a suspected drug-smuggling boat in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The boarding team help prevent more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine from reaching the shores from this single interception alone. Bravo Zulu to the non-stop work of the Coast Guard crewmembers helping to disrupt and dismantle narco-smuggling routes across the #EasternPacific that help fund transnational crime groups. #USCG #borderprotection #counterdrug #nationalsecurity
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While most boats try to avoid ice, we go full steam ahead - maybe that's why we can't have nice things. The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star reached the Antarctic ice edge and is making their way to refuel and resupply the National Science Foundation (NSF) McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott South Pole stations. #polarstar #deepfreeze #USCG
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Our hearts go out to those affected by the mudslides in Santa Barbara.
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Check out this great article and photos about Coast Guard #CutterMellon’s crewmembers and the cutter’s 50 years of service to our nation! U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest
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Welcome to Coast Guard Cutter Mellon’s 50th Anniversary ceremony at Base Seattle!
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Fireman Eric Risdon from the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon invites you to join us in celebrating the Mellon's 50th anniversary live at 9:30 a.m. PST.
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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter #PolarStar crewmembers volunteered with members of the Christchurch City Council and the New Zealand Fire Service during a recent port call in New Zealand. The Polar Star visited New Zealand before traveling to Antarctica delivering essential supplies to the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott South Pole Stations. The Coast Guard men and women aboard #PolarStar are apart of Operation Deep Freeze, a joint military operation to support United States Antarctic Program. #OperationDeepFreeze is led by U.S. Pacific Air Forces, a component of U.S. Pacific Command, and directly supported by the men and women of the #USCG, United States Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Army.
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Great video from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa of the crew taking the patrol boat through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks - Ballard Locks. #Seattle #uscg #military
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The crew of Port Security Unit 309 from Port Clinton, Ohio, received a call from the Commander-in-Chief, President Donald J. Trump, this morning in celebration of the Christmas holiday. The crew of PSU 309 is currently conducting anti-terrorism and force protection missions as part of a joint task force in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. They represent just a handful of the U.S. Coast Guard men and women who are deployed around the world and around the clock conducting important defense, law enforcement and humanitarian missions. Happy Holidays and Semper Paratus. #POTUS The White House Donald J. Trump U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes #uscg #military
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The Nation’s only heavy icebreaker is bound for sun and fun in Antarctica because, you know, the sun won’t set there until March 2018. The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter #PolarStar is heading to Antarctica to break through more than 12 miles of ice, sometimes as much as 10 feet in thickness, to resupply the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott Both Pole Stations. The Coast Guard men and women are part Operation Deep Freeze, a joint military operation to support United States Antarctic Program. There may be months of sun in Antarctica, but the Polar sailors will face the coldest, windiest, most inhospitable continent on the Planet. The combination of extreme weather, Polar ice and inhospitable places is just kind of our thing. Here’s a press release so you can read the official account - <a href="https://goo.gl/KS8wJ3." target="_blank">https://goo.gl/KS8wJ3.</a> #OperationDeepFreeze is led by U.S. Pacific Air Forces, a component of U.S. Pacific Command, and directly supported by the men and women of the #USCG, United States Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Army.
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We seize three times more drugs than is seized at the U.S. border and within the U.S. combined. We regularly allow journalists to access these U.S. Coast Guard operations deep in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It&#39;s a tough story to cover for journalists. It&#39;s a remote and unpredictable operation that requires reporters to meet our cutters in Central or South America. We recently hosted Boston 25 News&#39; Blair Miller aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active from Port Angeles, Washington. Please check out his entire series documenting this important mission to disrupt and dismantle criminal networks that spread violence throughout the hemisphere and flood our borders with deadly drugs. U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest #USCG #LawEnforcement #Military
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We&#39;re not crying. You&#39;re crying. Check out this amazing video of U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Brad Brulotte reuniting with his family during the Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams game Sunday. Chief Brulotte is a reservist from U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest who deployed to Joint Task Force Guantanamo with Port Security Unit 305 from Fort Eustis, Virginia. After nine months, Chief Brulotte was extended for another deployment in Guantanamo with Port Security Unit 309 from Port Clinton, Ohio. We salute you, Chief. Semper Paratus. #USCG #homecoming #MilitaryHomecomings <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL/status/942531428251713537" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/NFL/status/942531428251713537</a>
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The combination of water, rocks and waves coupled with their proximity to each other can always make for an interesting transit. Check out this fancy boat driving by U.S. Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay. The U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest is where some of the best coxswains in the world are forged. #Surfman #nailbiter #uscg
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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman on patrol in the Bering Sea. #uscg #Alaska
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It takes a network to defeat a network. The Coast Guard works with an array of international and interagency partners to disrupt and dismantle dangerous criminal organizations who spread violence and instability throughout the Western Hemisphere. One of our closest allies in this effort is the highly trained and capable men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces. Here CAF Operations shares their most recent success deployed with a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment from U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command. The Canadian-U.S. effort stopped approximately 5,000 pounds of cocaine worth more than $66 million U.S. dollars keeping money out of the hands of violent criminals and drugs off U.S. and Canadian streets. #USCG #CAF #Military
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“In a short time, we’ve now airlifted 14 people, 17 total lives if you include the ones soon to be born into such utter chaos. On our return flight to Air Station Houston, we are requested to divert by Houston Approach and fly over a broken levee that has swept away a family, but despite almost an hour of circling, we find nothing.” Read the heroic and heartbreaking first hand accounts of two Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River during Hurricane Harvey. -> <a href="https://www.rotor.org/Publications/RotorsupregsupMagazine/Magazine2017Fall.aspx?PageContentID=415" target="_blank">https://www.rotor.org/Publications/RotorsupregsupMagazine/Magazine2017Fall.aspx?PageContentID=415</a> #uscg Thirteenth Coast Guard District
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Coast Guard Port Security Unit 305 returned home Sunday to Fort Eustis, Virginia, after a 9-month long deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Welcome Home PSU 305! #USCG #WelcomeHome #PSU305 Photos by Coast Guard Auxiliarist Trey Clifton
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...every once in a while someone is out there without hope, desperately praying for their life & we get to be the answer #USCG
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I take all the responsibility, all the risks, all the hardships that my office would call upon me to take. Capt Michael Healy, USRCS, 1896
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January 17, 2018 - As of 17 January 2018, PPC has received 1,776 BRS Opt-In elections.
January 16, 2018 - Please share this information as widely as possible with your travelers, respective commands, P&A shops, SPOs, and AOs as it includes important information that may impact travel cards and travel arrangements.
January 12, 2018 - We anticipate implementing the new withholding tables during the mid-month February 2018 payroll processing cycle.
January 12, 2018 - This weeks guides and a tutorial
January 12, 2018 - Reprint Class "C" School Orders issued since 1 Jan 2018.
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January 11, 2018 - Coast Guard Servicing Personnel Offices are no longer authorized to enter allotments for CFC contributions in the payroll system.
January 11, 2018 - The practice of "same-day PCS" is hereby discontinued.