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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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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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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The Coast Guard is a vital member of the The United States Department of Justice Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program. The OCDETF Program is the centerpiece of the United States Attorney General's drug strategy to reduce the availability of drugs by disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations and money laundering organizations and related criminal enterprises. Watch this video to learn more - https://youtu.be/YTbmWS1tCSo #USCG #Military #LawEnforcement
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Check out this video about the Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s Arctic research mission.
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How do you move more than 6,500 pounds of cocaine? We'll give a you a hint: lots of pallets, shrink wrap and a crane... Watch as the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active prepares over three tons of cocaine for transfer to U.S. federal agents. The cocaine was seized during several different counter drug operations coordinated by U.S. Coast Guard Southeast. #USCG #Military #LawEnforcement
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Check out this video of our most recent low-profile vessel interdiction by Coast Guard Cutter Active. The crew boarded the vessel at night in less than ideal conditions to seize more than 3,000 pounds of cocaine and apprehend four suspected smugglers. Low-profile vessels are specifically designed for smuggling illicit cargo such as drugs, weapons and cash. These smuggling vessels ride low in the water to reduce their radar signature, have multiple outboard motors to allow them to travel at high speeds and are painted to blend with the water to avoid detection from military and law enforcement authorities operating in the region. The crew of Active just unloaded 6,500 pounds of drugs in San Diego including drugs from this case. Read more here - https://goo.gl/2psDCw. #USCG #Military #LawEnforcement
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"Each crew member contributed to the collective success of Stratton's patrol,” said Capt. Craig Wieschhorster, the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton. “This was a complete team effort that takes an all hands on deck commitment." The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to Coast Guard Island following a deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean for a 75-day counterdrug patrol today. During the patrol, Stratton's crew interdicted 11 drug smuggling vessels and seized more than 18,500 pounds of cocaine and heroin with an estimated value of more than $350 million, and detained more than 40 suspected smugglers for prosecution in U.S. courts. #USCG #lawenforcement #counterdrug #military USCGC STRATTON WMSL 752 https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/1ba5031
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Pacific Area Deputy Commander Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro recently presented the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation to the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star for exceptional service before and during Operation Deep Freeze 2017, a mission of national strategic importance. BZ to the entire crew, who maintained the aging cutter during challenging icebreaking operations, broke a channel through thick sea ice to escort resupply vessels to Antarctica and supported firefighting operations in New Zealand by providing evacuee and security resources. #ODF17 #polar #icebreaker #USCG U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest
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"We are facing a challenge in this country with drug abuse, addiction like we've never seen before," said US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, The United States Department of Justice. The Attorney General met with Coast Guard men and women aboard USCGC STRATTON WMSL 752 who had just returned from the whole-of-government campaign to disrupt and dismantle narco-smuggling routes near Central and South America that help fund transnational crime groups. #uscg #doj #drugs
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"These drugs represent the scale of the threat transnational organized crime poses to our nation and to all peaceful nations of the Western Hemisphere," said Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. "The Coast Guard and Justice Department, along with interagency partners, are determined to commit our efforts to detect, interdict, investigate and prosecute the entirety of these criminal networks and end the drug fueled instability and violence in the region." Today, Coast Guard men and women aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded more than 50,000 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth more than $679 million wholesale, which was seized in 25 separate drug interdictions off the coast of Central and South America. The Coast Guard and its interagency partners seized over 455,000 pounds of cocaine worth more than $6 billion wholesale in Fiscal Year 2017 breaking the U.S. record for most cocaine seized in a single year. #USCG #WMSL #breakingrecords #borderprotection USCGC STRATTON WMSL 752
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Conducting dive operations in the Polar regions requires skill, training and lots of planning for a number of contingencies. Recently, the U.S. Coast Guard reintroduced shipboard dive operations to the Arctic with support from our sister armed service, the U.S. Navy. Learn more about the Coast Guard's cold water/ice dive program and what was involved in diving from the Coast Guard Cutter Healy for the first time in 11 years... #Arctic #dive #Healy #USCG Defense TV U.S. Coast Guard Alaska
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Did you know that the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy is not only a Polar icebreaker, but serves as a "Silicon Valley in the Arctic" where new technology is tested? Here are some of the cool science and technology tools that were tested on a recent Arctic mission... #ArmedwithScience #Healy #Polar #USCG #AWS1701 United States Coast Guard Research & Development Center
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An update from our friend at Defense TV about #USCG Cutter Healy's most recent mission to the Arctic. #armedwithscience
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Our Coast Guard men and women could not do their job without the support of their spouses. Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, his wife, Mary Midgette, hosted Coast Guard spouses from throughout the Bay Area at their home Saturday to thank them for their support. Everyone wore their favorite hometown jersey. See if you can find your favorite team! #USCG #MilitarySpouse
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Ever wonder what it's like to serve aboard a Polar icebreaker? Join Capt. Greg Tlapa, the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, on a tour of the cutter during a recent Arctic patrol! #Polar #AWS1701 #OpArcticShield #USCG U.S. Coast Guard
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Port Security Units are self-sufficient and include an engineering department who maintain equipment, vehicles and small boats to ensure they’re mission-ready. While deployed to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, PSUs receive logistical support from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami Aviation Detachment Guantanamo Bay (AVDET GTMO). AVDET GTMO service members handle logistics for supplying the PSUs, in-port cutters and aircraft with replacement components, supplies and inventory, and they assist in getting personnel on and off the island. #SemperParatus #DefenseOps #PSU #USCGR
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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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