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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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PACAREA Commander Commander
 Pacific Area
      
 Vice Admiral Linda L. Fagan

Deputy Commander Pacific Area Deputy Commander
 Pacific Area

 Rear Admiral Nathan A. Moore

 

   
CAPT Tony Hahn, Pacific Area Chief of Staff   Chief of Staff
  Pacific Area

  Captain Tony Hahn

 

PACAREA Command Master Chief Command Master Chief  
 Pacific Area 
 CMC Adwoa Hendricks

   
PACAREA Chaplain Chaplain
 Pacific Area
 Captain John A. Swanson
   
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A U.S. Coast Guard boarding team from the USCGC Robert Ward WPC 1130 approaches a suspected drug smuggling vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean July 16, 2019, during a patrol of drug tranzit zones. An estimated 3,000 pounds of cocaine were discovered aboard the vessel and three suspected smuggler were detained. #BravoZulu Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/yytolzx8 U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest
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Night work • There aren’t too many office views that open up the galaxy quite like these spectacular shots of a Coast Guard C130 taken by @jdharperphotography! • 📸’s by AET1 Jonathan Harper - Air Station Kodiak • #uscg #coastguard #c130 #milkyway #flyuscg #flycoastguard #nightsky #officeview #repost #midway #astrophotography #galaxy @ Midway Atoll
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Two is better than one! • Last week crews from the Coast Guard Cutters Active and The Coast Guard Cutter Orcas had a chance to conduct Living Marine Resources operations together off the mouth of Colombia River near the Washington-Oregon border! • Working together to enforce laws and protect our fisheries from over fishing is essential to ensuring healthy oceans today and for our future. • The LMR mission is one of the Coast Guard’s longest standing continuous operational activities, and today LMR enforcement results in approximately 6,000 boardings of vessels at sea to check for compliance with applicable fishery and protected species regulations. Ensuring a level playing field among fishers and enforcing regulations for sustainable management of the nation’s stocks, protecting the U.S. exclusive economic zone from illegal foreign fishing and responding to entanglements and patrolling our National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments are all important facets of the Coast Guard’s LMR program. • The Coast Guard also protects resources within our Exclusive Economic Zone from encroachment by foreign fishing vessels and we even support partner nations to enforce sustainable fisheries laws and international fisheries agreements in remote reaches of the ocean and on the high seas. • 📸’s by Lt. Steve Roth - Coast Guard Cutter Orcas • #knowyourmil #uscg #coastguard #orcas #active #IUU #colombiariver #PNW #lmr
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Welcome home Robert Ward crew, and congrats on your successful history-making counterdrug patrol!
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#DYK The Coast Guard is the lead and only federal maritime law enforcement agency with both unique authorities and capabilities to enforce national and international law on the high seas, outer continental shelf, and inward from the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to inland waters? • Currently the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) is patrolling the North Pacific Ocean in support of Operation North Pacific Guard (NPG) 2019 protecting living marine resources, enforcing international fisheries agreements and conducting global security missions throughout the region. • Since June, Mellon’s crew has conducted 40 boardings and issued 61 violations. Twenty-five were serious violations because of their potential to severely impact fisheries and/or blatant disregard for conservation and management measures. Their most frequent violations were improper vessel marking (9), illegal shark finning (4), and improper use of or intentional tampering with the vessel monitoring system (2). to detect and deter all types of illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activity in the region. • “These fisheries patrols are vital to demonstrating the U.S.’s commitment to our regional partnerships while strengthening regional maritime governance and promoting sustainability of living marine resources,” said Capt. Jonathan Musman, commanding officer of cutter Mellon. “I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve done this patrol, and it’s a direct result of the hard work of this crew as well as the continued support of our international partners. Together, we’ve put in a lot of hours and a lot of work, and we’ve seen impressive results because of it.” • Read more about Mellon’s deployment here: http://bit.ly/MellonNPG19 • 📸’s courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Mellon • #knowyourmil #uscg #coastguard #mellon #npg #IUU #northpacific #lmr
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#repost - @uscg • Thank you for following along this week as we highlighted the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and Coast Guard Cutter Midgett crews leading up to their historic dual commissioning in Honolulu on Saturday! • Both of these Legend-class National Security Cutter crews have done great things leading up to their commissioning and will continue living up to their namesake as they serve our country into the future. • We leave you with a few photos of these cutters taken while each cutter was underway during their final acceptance trials. • 📸’s by PAC John Masson -@uscgpacarea public affairs & YN3 Theodore Hart - Midgett crew • #uscg #coastguard #wmsl #nationalsecuritycutter #nsc #wmsl757 #wmsl756 #teamuscg #underway #pacarea #dhs #legacy #freeandopenIndopacific #midgett #kimball #commissioning #indopacific
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Did you see the dual commissioning ceremony of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) broadcast via live stream on U.S. Coast Guard Hawaii Pacific’s page yesterday? #ICYMI we wanted to share a few of the sights and sounds of the crew bringing to life the Coast Guard’s two newest National Security Cutters! The Kimball and Midgett, along with the three fast response cutters also homeported in Honolulu, will further advance the Coast Guard’s longstanding commitment to safeguard the nation’s maritime safety, security, and economic interests through critical deployments across the Indo-Pacific region. “As you take to the seas, you will write the next chapters of the Kimball and Midgett legacies. I charge you with carrying out the operations of these ships in such a manner as to be worthy of the traditions of self-sacrifice, inspirational leadership, and unwavering dedication to duty – traits exemplified by these cutters’ distinguished and storied namesakes.” - Admiral Karl Schultz, Coast Guard Commandant. • Read more here: http://bit.ly/dualNSCcommissioning • 🎥’s by PA1 Matt Masaschi -@uscgpacarea public affairs • #uscg #coastguard #wmsl #nationalsecuritycutter #nsc #wmsl757 #wmsl756 #teamuscg #underway #pacarea #dhs #legacy #freeandopenIndopacific #midgett #kimball #commissioning #indopacific
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It's official - the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett were commissioned into service today during a unique dual-commissioning ceremony on Base Honolulu! Read more about the ceremony here along with additional imagery from today's festivities! http://bit.ly/dualNSCcommissioning 📸's by PAC John Masson, PAC Sherri Eng and PA3 Matthew West! U.S. Coast Guard Hawaii Pacific
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#repost - @uscg • The two newest Coast Guard Cutters have officially joined our fleet! • Today, Adm. Karl Schultz, the commandant of the Coast Guard, presided over the dual commissioning ceremony of the Coast Guard Cutters Kimball (WMSL 756) and Midgett (WMSL 757). • The cutters are homeported in Honolulu and are two of the Coast Guard’s new legend-class National Security Cutters. • National Security Cutters are capable of executing the most challenging national security missions, including support to U.S. combatant commanders. These new cutters are replacing the high endurance Hamilton-class cutters (378 feet) that have been in service since the 1960s. • “In todays complex, geo-strategic environment, hallmarked by great power competition the importance and demand of Coast Guard capabilities has never been more important,” said Schultz. “Across the nation, wherever the Coast Guard finds itself, we always form a special bond in the communities where we serve and today we build upon those community bonds right here in Honolulu.” • 📸’s by PA3 Matthew West -@uscghawaiipacific public affairs • #uscg #coastguard #wmsl #nationalsecuritycutter #nsc #wmsl757 #wmsl756 #teamuscg #underway #pacarea #dhs #legacy #freeand openIndopacific #midgett #kimball #commissioning @ Base Honolulu
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It’s commissioning day on Base Honolulu! The Coast Guard Cutter’s Kimball and Midgett are fully dressed and everyone’s excited for the festivities to begin! • Today’s dual commissioning ceremony will be live streamed on Coast Guard Hawaii Pacific’s Facebook page - @uscghawaiipacific today beginning around 10 a.m. (Hawaii time). Be sure to check out the live stream to watch history being made as these two cutters are commissioned into service! • 📸’s by PA1 Matt Masaschi -@uscgpacarea public affairs • #uscg #coastguard #wmsl #nationalsecuritycutter #nsc #wmsl757 #wmsl756 #teamuscg #underway #pacarea #dhs #legacy #freeand openIndopacific #midgett #kimball #commissioning @ Base Honolulu
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#repost - @uscg • No you’re not seeing double! The Coast Guard Cutters Kimball and Midgett, our two newest national security cutters, are moored bow-to-bow at Base Honolulu ahead of Saturday’s dual-commissioning ceremony! • Have you ever seen a dual commissioning of Coast Guard Cutters? Neither have we! A dual commissioning of Coast Guard hasn’t been done in recent history. Tomorrow you’ll have the chance to see history being made when these two cutters are brought to life during their commissioning ceremony! • The ceremony will be live streamed on Coast Guard Hawaii Pacific’s Facebook page - @uscghawaiipacific tomorrow beginning around 10 a.m. (Hawaii time). Be sure to check the live stream to watch these two cutters commissioned into service! • 📸’s by PA1 Matt Masaschi -@uscgpacarea public affairs • #uscg #coastguard #wmsl #nationalsecuritycutter #nsc #wmsl757 #wmsl756 #teamuscg #underway #pacarea #dhs #legacy #freeand openIndopacific #midgett #kimball #commissioning @ Base Honolulu
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#repost - @uscg • The Coast Guard Cutters Kimball and Midgett are both secure at their new homeport in Honolulu! • Last week the Midgett was greeted upon their arrival to Honolulu from their journey across the Pacific by the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball, a fleet of Coast Guard small boats and air craft from Air Station Barber’s point! • These cutters are the Coast Guard’s newest National Security Cutters and strategically homeported in Honolulu where they will be instrumental in the Coast Guard’s continued presence throughout the Indo-Pacific! • 📸’s by PAC Sherri Eng and PA3 Matthew West -@uscghawaiipacific public affairs • #uscg #coastguard #wmsl #nationalsecuritycutter #nsc #wmsl757 #wmsl756 #teamuscg #underway #pacarea #dhs #legacy #freeand openIndopacific #midgett #kimball @ Honolulu, Hawaii
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#repost - @uscg • Coast Guard Cutter Kimball crews have been busy this week during getting ready for the dual commissioning ceremony tomorrow! • They got underway around the Hawaiian islands testing many of the cutter’s systems! • All the hard work was rewarded with a refreshing swim call! • 📸’s by PAC John Masson - @uscgpacarea public affairss • #heresharkysharky #Sharkbait #uscg #coastguard #wmsl #nationalsecuritycutter #nsc #wmsl757 #wmsl756 #teamuscg #underway #pacarea #dhs #legacy #freeand openIndopacific #midgett #kimball
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Need a tow? If so the Midgett crew is ready! • During the transit across the Pacific, Midgett’s crew rendezvoused with Hawaii’s newest Fast Response Cutter - the William Hart to conduct training together as the William Hart crew also made their way to their new homeport in Honolulu! • The William Hart arrived in Honolulu Saturday and is the third FRC to be homeported in Honolulu. • Together the crews aboard the Coast Guard’s two newest National Security Cutters and the three Fast Response Cutters homeported in Honolulu will provide the tools and resources to continue U.S. Coast Guard’s presence in the Indo-Pacific. • Earlier this week while in Hawaii for the dual commissioning of the Coast Guard Cutters Midgett and Kimball, Admiral Karl Schultz, Coast Guard Commandant, met with Admiral Phil Davidson, Commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. • “Honored to meet with ADM Phil Davidson of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command yesterday. I reaffirmed our Service’s enduring commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as we increase our presence across the region in support of U.S. national security interests.” - Admiral Karl Schultz • 📸’s by YN3 Theodore Hart - USCGC Midgett crew • #uscg #coastguard #wmsl #nationalsecuritycutter #nsc #wmsl757 #teamuscg #underway #pacarea #dhs #legacy #freeand U.S. Coast Guard Hawaii Pacific
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September 17, 2019 - ​Direct Access does not allow a payment for Hostile Fire Pay / Imminent Danger Pay​ (HFP/IDP) and Hardship Duty Pay for Location in a Designated Area (HDP-L (DA)) to exceed $325 in a month. Direct Access will deduct any dollar amount over $325.
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