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The Eleventh Coast Guard District encompasses the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, the coastal and offshore waters out over thousand miles and the offshore waters of Mexico and Central America down to South America. Coast Guard operational units are located throughout the state of California, with the District and Pacific Area headquarters located on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California along the east side of San Francisco Bay.

The Coast Guard’s presence on the west coast dates back to 1848, when the Revenue Cutter LAWRENCE was dispatched to San Francisco to maintain maritime order during the chaotic days of the California Gold Rush. Growing from that one ship, the Eleventh District now includes 43 units and it employs over 2,400 active duty, reserve, and civilian employees. These resources carry out Search and Rescue, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Marine Safety, and Aids to Navigation missions over 3.3 million square miles of water. In addition, over 3100 volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary members assist in many Coast Guard mission areas, including Boating Safety and Search and Rescue.

In fiscal year 2015, Eleventh Coast Guard District units responded to 1,994 Search and Rescue cases, saving over 365 lives and 9.9 million dollars in property. Coast Guard and US Navy assets under the tactical control of the District interdicted more than 33,600 lbs of marijuana, 158,578 lbs of cocaine, and 189 illegal migrants.

Since September 11, 2001, the Coast Guard has assumed a dynamic role in protecting the District’s major ports, which include six Tier one ports: San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond. The Coast Guard’s presence in the District continues to expand, as more people, new equipment, and state of the art technology are employed to meet the needs of the United States as it enters the 21st century.

 

Vision: Deliver exceptional mission performance and support of our personnel through bold, compassionate leadership, innovation, partnerships and professionalism.

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After months of tapering, taping, tucking and splicing, a Station San Francisco crew is almost ready to swap out mooring lines at the USS Pampanito, a WWII submarine and San Francisco landmark at Fisherman's Wharf. Join us August 2 as we partner with the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association to preserve an important part of U.S. naval history in a classic Coast Guard mooring evolution. Be sure to RSVP to our event! U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Mendenhall.
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What does it take to keep a 311-foot, 1,525-ton WWII Navy submarine moored at Pier 45 in the choppy waters of the San Francisco Bay? A couple Coasties, a little muscle, and a whole lot of hawser. Watch as a crew from Coast Guard Station San Francisco replaces decade-old mooring lines on the historic Pampanito in the city's famous Fisherman's Wharf.
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Bravo Zulu to the crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco who rescued a child and two adults from a capsized vessel near Menlo Park, California this weekend! Watch as the rescue swimmer swims to them just before the crew hoisted them to safety. After the rescue, the air crew transferred the three people to Menlo Park Fire Protection District, who took them to Stanford Medical Center for evaluation. Thankfully, the boaters were all wearing life jackets, and nobody was injured!
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Hooray 🎉 We just hit 5,000 likes on our page! Thank you from our home on Coast Guard Island to yours!
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Every dog has its day, especially on National Ice Cream Day! Feco is celebrating one of our very favorite days & we think he deserves the treat. As one of the Coast Guard's 16 explosive detection K9s, he has a unique ability to detect and deter explosive materials that could threaten maritime or port security. He and his handler work side by side with partner agency K9 teams to present a unified front against security threats in the Bay Area. Enjoy the puppy cone, Feco! #NationalIceCreamDay U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team - 91105
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#ThrowbackThursday In 1941, this mighty wooden 36-foot motor lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay braved heavy seas in an attempt to save the crew of the tanker Emidio 20 miles off Cape Mendocino after the Emidio was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Although this type of 36-foot MLBs were discontinued in 1956, the boat remained in service until the late 70s. Today the retired 36515, one of the last of its kind, sits on the waterfront at the station.
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#WorkoutWednesday Check out these K-9s working hard at U.S. Coast Guard Base Alameda! U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety & Security Team - 91105 hosted K-9 units from the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, San Francisco Police Department, Bay Area Rapid Transit Police and other local law enforcement agencies to hone their explosive-ordnance detection skills during exercises and drills throughout the day.
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#TeamworkTuesday Coast Guard and partner agency crews, as well as personnel from Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. are on scene to remove the 112-foot barge Vengeance, which sank near the Bay Bridge, April 7. The barge has been cut into large pieces to ease removal and is scheduled to be gone from the San Francisco Bay by the end of this week.
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Good Morning America recently visited U.S. Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay to remind viewers around the country how to paddle board safely. Before you paddle out in this week's sunny weather, keep these important tips for safe, fun paddling in mind! U.S. Coast Guard
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Paddlers, secure your crafts! After three unmanned kayaks were found adrift in Lake Tahoe this weekend, Coast Guard and partner agencies remind local boaters to label and secure gear to prevent unnecessary search-and-rescue cases. Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Hawaii Pacific.
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Join us in welcoming Command Master Chief Ryan Fahlenkamp to the Eleventh District. Coming soon to a Coast Guard unit near you!
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In case you missed it, the inaugural Alameda Coast Guard Festival was a hit! Crowds enjoyed bands, food trucks, a performance by the Ceremonial Honor Guard, historical displays and tours of Coast Guard assets. Great job by all the volunteers! This couldn't have happened without a lot of hard work and the great partnership between the U.S. Coast Guard and City of Alameda - Local Government
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U.S. Coast Guard honors America with the City of Alameda - Local Government during the city's Fourth of July parade today. The celebration continues this afternoon at the inaugural Coast Guard Festival at Alameda Point.
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U.S. Coast Guard honors America with the City of Alameda - Local Government during the city's Fourth of July parade today. The celebration continues this afternoon at the inaugural Coast Guard Festival at Alameda Point.
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Happy 4th of July! Don't miss today's Coast Guard Festival in Alameda! Celebrate the holiday with local Coast Guard crews and enjoy live music, food trucks and family fun. We'll see you there!
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Today a new flag is raised in front of the District Eleven front office, because our D11 commander, Rear Adm. Todd A. Sokalzuk, received his two-star shoulder boards during a ceremony held on Coast Guard Island. Congrats to Sokalzuk for his outstanding achievement!
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After yesterday's active duty Change of Watch Ceremony for the district's Command Master Chief, today saw a change in the district's Reserve Command Master Chief. Master Chief Petty Officer Richard Baenen relieved Master Chief Petty Officer Timothy Beard as Reserve Command Master Chief. The Reserve CMC is responsible for personal and professional development of reservists in the 11th District.
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Today we say goodbye to Master Chief Dawn Stephens and hello to Master Chief Ryan Fahlenkamp during a Change of Watch Ceremony on Coast Guard Island. Fahlenkamp is taking over as District Eleven's Command Master Chief. We wish Stephens fair winds and following seas as she continues her Coast Guard career!
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Great shot by Petty Officer Josh Richey of a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco crew in action!
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We're starting Wednesday off with an adrenaline rush! Watch as Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91109 crewmembers fast-rope onto a ship in the San Francisco Bay from a 129th Rescue Wing HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter!
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